The Building Centre

 
 
ADDRESS
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BT
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
 
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FREE
 

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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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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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April in London 2015

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    myhotel Bloomsbury London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  32% 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 £53  34% 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 £66  36% 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

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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    Lazarides Gallery
    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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

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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from The Building Centre
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
    The 3 Little Pigs
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th August to 6th September 2015
    Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1A | 9 minutes from The Building Centre
    The Big Bad Wolf attempts to huff and puff the three little superstar piglets into submission in Stiles and Drewe's musical retelling of the children's story. ...More
     
     
     
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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 13 minutes from The Building Centre
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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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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    Shaftesbury Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
    A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
     
     
     
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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
    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. The Heal's trademark has become synonymous ... More
     
     
     
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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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    GAIL's Kitchen
    London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
    11-13 Bayley Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from The Building Centre
    GAIL's Kitchen is the first restaurant from the GAIL's artisan bakery chain and creates dishes that are inspired by bread and the bread oven. Situated within ... More
     
     
     
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    Education 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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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    Shochu Lounge
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
    Shochu Lounge's mixture of of rustic wood and shiny twenty-first century fittings is very Japanese, as is the low, moody lighting, and the cocktails, which are ... More
     
     
     
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    Meeting venue hire near The Building Centre

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    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
     
     
     
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    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
     
     
     
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    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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    Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
    Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
    Dance | Until 5th September 2015 

    Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic ...More

     
    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia
    Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015 

    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) 4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia at the Brunei Gallery within SOAS documents the London Missionary Society from 1792 to 1825, ...More

    Choke
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 23rd December 2015 

    The Roxy 4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

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    Gwyneth Herbert Quartet
    Concerts | On 2nd September 2015 

    Jazz@Pizza Express 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    The outfit plays jazz....More

    Memphis The Musical
    Memphis The Musical
    Theatre | Until 31st October 2015 

    Shaftesbury Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ...More

     
    Breakout
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2015 

    The Borderline 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Residents and guests supply pop, punk, rock, indie and party tunes....More

    Cheapskates
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th September 2015 

    The Borderline 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Residents and guests supply indie, electro and old skool....More

    Caravan Of Thieves
    Concerts | On 2nd September 2015 

    The Borderline 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    The band plays rock with support from The Sharp Things....More

    Ronny Chieng: Chieng Reaction
    Comedy | Until 12th September 2015 

    Soho Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    The Australia-based Malaysian performs observational and confrontational stand-up....More

    Zoe Coombs-Marr: Dave
    Comedy | Until 12th September 2015 

    Soho Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Absurdist humour and sharp observations in Coombs-Marr's drag parody....More

     
     
     
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