The Building Centre  

 
 
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26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BT
 
 
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Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
 
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The Building CentreOpen to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major building projects are plotted onto an accompanying display. Part of the New London Architecture project, the model gives visitors a dynamic overview of how the city is laid out and how it is evolving architecturally. Streets and tube lines included on the model are great for familiarising tourists and residents alike with the complex layout of the city. The Building Centre also hosts exhibitions on architecture and design which vary regularly throughout the year so it's always worth checking what's on before your visit. They also host many events, from seminars and all day conferences to talks and drinks receptions.

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Don't Move, Improve!Don't Move, Improve!Don't Move, Improve!In this annual competition we get a peek inside London's best architecturally designed home extensions. Run by New London Architecture, Don't Move, Improve!, now its seventh year, is one of world's most popular design awards programmes, according to design bible Dezeen. A chance for emerging architectural practices to get the recognition they deser2017-03-24T00:00:00+00002017-03-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
The Building Centre, 26  Store Street      WC1E 7BT
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event > Exhibitions > Art Exhibitions - Architecture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  27th January to 29th March 2017
In this annual competition we get a peek inside London's best architecturally designed home extensions. Run by New London Architecture, Don't Move, Improve!, now its seventh year, is one of world's most popular design awards programmes, according to design bible Dezeen. A chance for emerging architectural practices to get the recognition they deser... More about this event
 
 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Goodge Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Euston Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Russell Court NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  28% off
11-13 Bayley Street, WC1B | 1 minute from The Building Centre
The idea behind the first class service at this hotel is to offer guests a personal touch and inspiration for creative minds. With cutting edge design ... More
 
 
 
The Academy Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £56  21% off
21 Gower Street, WC1E | 2 minutes from The Building Centre
Thick carpets, antique furniture, free-standing claw-foot baths and delicate floral fabrics create an atmosphere of intimate country house elegance throughout this 49-room boutique hotel owned by ... More
 
 
 
Regency House Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  22% off
71 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
For those who fancy staying in a hotel with a piece of English history, the Regency House Hotel should be first pick. Dating back to the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest The Building Centre

Nearest to The Building Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | Same location as The Building Centre
Located at The Building Centre in central London, New London Architecture prompts debate and discussion on architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. The Pipers ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Isis Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
This Soho gallery is owned by John Marchant, friend and supporter of Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons fame. It was here that the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lazarides Rathbone
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Steve Lazarides' Rathbone Place gallery spans just under 4,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, studios, and offices in a five-storey Georgian building. Home to ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The Building Centre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Building Centre
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Architectural Association School Of Architecture
London > Attractions > House and Garden
36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from The Building Centre
The Architectural Association School of Architecture, the UK's oldest school of architecture, was originally set up in 1847 and moved to Bedford Square in 1917. Set ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
Crammed inside two townhouses (one 18th, the other 19th century) on a pretty sidestreet you'll find this historic haven for toys of all kinds. Named after ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ... More
 
 
 
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Events near The Building Centre

Near The Building Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th March to 30th September 2017
The Building Centre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
Unresolved Histories: Whose American Dream'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 24th March 2017 - 6.30pm-7.30pm
The Building Centre, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 28th October 2017
The Building Centre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near The Building Centre

Near The Building Centre
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped and ... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... More
 
 
 
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Soho Square
London > Entertainment >
1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides a ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Building Centre

The best shops and markets near The Building Centre
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Ask
London > Shopping > Electronics
248 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 2 minutes from The Building Centre
Of all the cheap electronics shops clustered together along Tottenham Court Road, Ask is probably the pick of the bunch. Four floors of all the latest ... More
 
 
 
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Almost Famous
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
Almost Famous started out selling limited runs of classy denim, but this flagship store marks their expansion into a whole range of elegant ladies clothes. Born ... More
 
 
 
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Heal's, Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. First opened in 1854, their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Building Centre

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Store Street Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Store Street , Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 1 minute from The Building Centre
With artisan coffee and a great selection of sandwiches and pastries, Store Street Espresso is popular with local students and residents as well as tourists. Their ... More
 
 
 
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Busaba Eathai
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
22 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 1 minute from The Building Centre
Busaba Eathai is a canteen-style Thai fusion restaurant handily located for the West End. Diners are sat at long communal tables, which can be a little ... More
 
 
 
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Big Fernand
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
19 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from The Building Centre
Gourmet French burger brand Big Fernand opened its first London site in spring 2015. If it follows the French formula - and it should do, given ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Building Centre

Near The Building Centre
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes from The Building Centre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 7 minutes from The Building Centre
Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The Building Centre

The Building Centre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Agua at Sanderson
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Walking into the clean white space that is the Agua Spa at The Sanderson is instantly calming, relaxing and heavenly. There are 14 private treatment rooms, ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes from The Building Centre
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Building Centre

The best pubs near London The Building Centre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Adam and Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Adam & Eve
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Situated on Wells Street by Oxford Circus, The Adam & Eve is one of the most central pubs within the Geronimo Inns group offering a welcome ... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading as ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Punch Room
London > Nightlife > Bars
London EDITION, 10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from The Building Centre
Specialising in punches served from miniature cauldrons, the Punch Room is an exclusive reservations-only bar tucked away at the back of the London EDITION hotel. As ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near The Building Centre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Building Centre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Royal Ballet: Human Seasons / After The Rain / Flight Pattern
Dance | Until 24th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Building Centre

The company celebrates contemporary ballet which includes new work by Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite, The Human Seasons by visionary British ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Building Centre

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Driverless Futures: Utopia Or Dystopia'
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Building Centre

A collection of designs and findings drawn from new research that the RCA has developed through public workshops with over ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

42nd Street
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Stepping Out
Stepping Out
Theatre | Until 17th June 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson star in Richard Harris' bittersweet comedy drama, Stepping Out, ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Building Centre

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Building Centre

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
99 Club Covent Garden
Comedy | On 24th March 2017 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Joe Lycett, Ed Gamble and Zoe Lyons take to the stage to share their latest material....More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 

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Rick Stein, famous for his fish restaurants, comes to the capital for the first time, ...More

 
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Vintage Borough
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Overlooking London's historic Borough Market, Vintage Borough restaurant serves guests small European plates and sharing ...More

 
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Lupins
Lupins
Dining 

Named after the English garden flower, Lupins is a fusion of British and global flavours ...More

 
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Drinking 

Smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop with around 1,000 wines from all ...More

 
Trawler Trash
Dining 

Originally home to the oldest fish and chip shop in London, Trawler Trash on Islington's Upper Street is re-invigorating the great British tradition....More

Machiya
Dining 

Japanese restaurant Machiya is by the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya....More

Quartieri
Quartieri
Dining 

Kilburn pizza restaurant comes from the guys who set up the famous Trianon Vomero pizzeria ...More

 
Radici
Radici
Dining 

An authentic Italian trattoria in Islington from celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria ...More

 
Festival Embassy
Festival Embassy
Concerts | On 25th March 

The House Of St Barnabas

In the lead up to Bestival, The House of St Barnabas has partnered with the ...More

 
Mercer & Co
Mercer & Co
Dining 

Serving salt beef and cocktails in Islington's Chapel Market....More

 
Race Horse Company: Around
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Theatre | From 13th April 

Jacksons Lane Theatre

Charming circus show from the Finnish company....More

 
Prosecco Springs
Prosecco Springs
Foodie Events | From 14th May 

Oval Space

London already has festivals dedicated to wine, beer and coffee and now it's the turn ...More

 
Your East End
Your East End
Kids Events | Until 19th March 

Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands invites Londoners to explore what the East End means to ...More

 
Robotics Easter Challenge
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Kids Events | From 17th April 

National Army Museum

This Easter head to the newly reopened National Army Museum and see if you can ...More

 
The Poetry Brothel
The Poetry Brothel
Theatre | On 18th March 

The Betsey Trotwood

Offering more than just poetry, the Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive event that ...More

 
Pocahontas And After: Cultural Day
Pocahontas And After: Cultural Day
Business Events | On 18th March 

British Library

This March, the British Library explores the historic ...More

 
All About Piano! Festival
All About Piano! Festival
Concerts | From 2nd May 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni

Launched in 2013 following the restoration of the Institut français' grand piano, All About Piano ...More

 
The Piano Brothers
The Piano Brothers
Concerts | On 2nd April 

Cine Lumiere

The closing act of this year's All About Piano! festival....More

 
Betroffenheit
Betroffenheit
Dance | From 12th April 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite and actor-playwright Jonathon Young join forces to examine the ...More

 
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
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