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Tue to Sat 12noon-6pm for exhibitions throughout the year | London Design Festival - Sun 16 - Sun 23rd Sep Daily 12noon-6pm
 

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Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches lives. From its Carmody Groarke-designed headquarters in Southwark, the foundation cultivates new talent and ideas through a programme of lectures, debates, film screenings, awards, commissions and competitions. Education projects encouraging young people studying the built environment and a wide range of other projects including the London Festival of Architecture are also part of the activities that the foundation organises. The publicly accessible building is open every day, from 12noon to 6pm, during The London Design Festival, and from Tuesday to Saturday 12noon to 6pm for exhibitions throughout the year.

 

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26 minutes walk
 
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27 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
6 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  35% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
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31 St Thomas Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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Unicorn Theatre
London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
This £14 million theatre is the plushest venue for children's plays in the capital. The Unicorn Theatre has two spaces; The Weston Theatre holds 300 people ... More
 
 
 
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London Theatre Company
London > Entertainment > Theatres
One Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed ... More
 
 
 
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is curated ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Leisure  Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Jul 2016 - 11am-4pm
HMS Belfast, Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Attractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction....More
 
 
 
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More London Free Film Festival at The Scoop
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 7th June to 2nd August 2016
The Scoop at More London, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
One of London's most popular outdoor screening events takes place at The Scoop, a 1,000-seat amphitheatre located between HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge in the shadow ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Attraction  Dates: 1st January 2014
Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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The Shard
London > Attractions > Sights
96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
When it officially opened on Thursday 5th July 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in the ... More
 
 
 
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop into ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Menswear
Unit 27a Tooley Street, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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London > Shopping > Menswear
The Shard Arcade, The Place, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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Magdalen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
152 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Architecture Foundation
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The SkyMarket
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5th Floor Magdalen House, 148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Architecture Foundation
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Brigade Bar & Bistro
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139 Tooley Street, Southwark, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
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WPF Therapy
London > Education > Professional Training
23 Magdalen Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Architecture Foundation
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London > Education > Evening Classes
International Wine & Spirit Centre, 39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE13XF | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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London > Education > English Language Courses
101 Finsbury Pavement, Bankside, London EC1A | 5 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 3 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
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Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
99 - 101 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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The Anchor Tap
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
Situated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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31 St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 7 minutes from The Architecture Foundation
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Everyday Alchemy: Contemporary Sculpture
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Sculptures which use commonplace objects to explore notions of value. Featured artists include Subodh Gupta, Haris Epaminonda, Rachel Harrison and ...More

Around Abstract Art 1920-1935
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Exploring the development of abstract art in the inter-war period, and how the term came to be favoured over others ...More

Arte Povera And Anti-Form
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

An art exhibition curated by Mark Godfrey and Helen Sainsbury, which explores how from the late 1960s many artists began ...More

Constructionism
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

An art exhibition curated by Tanya Barson and Matthew Gale, focusing on mid-20th century artists whose work explored geometric structures, ...More

Magdalena Abakanowicz
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Soft sculptures reflecting an interest in biological systems, organic matter and regeneration, topics the artist has discussed with scientists in ...More

Assemblage
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Mixed-media sculpture and collage from the 20th century, celebrating the popularity of the technique of juxtaposing different objects and materials ...More

Between Man And Matter
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Works providing an insight into the affinities between artists working in Japan, Europe and the United States, many of whom ...More

Joseph Beuys: Artist Rooms
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Made towards the end of Beuys's life, this major installation addresses themes of finality and death, but also ideas of ...More

Marisa Merz & El Anatsui
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Sculptural installations highlighting artists' use of diverse materials and unusual techniques....More

Gustav Metzger
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Tate Modern 21 minutes walk from The Architecture Foundation

Works including the installation Liquid Crystal Environment, 1965, made with unstable materials and chemical reactions to explore processes of change, ...More

 
 
 
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