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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Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  39% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Welcoming hotel in historic Bloomsbury offering comfortable, stylish rooms with cityscape views and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Scoff and Banter serves a superb menu ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £122  41% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Elegant hotel in historic Bloomsbury offering comfortable, stylish rooms with cityscape views, and free high- speed W-iFi on unlimited devices. The exclusive 7th Floor gives extra ... More
 
 
 
The Montague on the Gardens
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £165  29% off
15 Montague Street, WC1B | 5 minutes from The Building Centre
Overlooking the gardens of Montague Garden Square, this sedate hotel has a peaceful feel even though the British Museum is right next door and Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
 
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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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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes from The Building Centre
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... 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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The Prince of Egypt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th February to 31st October 2020
The Building Centre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film to the Dominion stage. Journey through ...More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Arctic: Culture and Climate
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th May to 23rd August 2020
The Building Centre, Great Russell Street, WC1B | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
On of the earth's coldest regions, the Arctic and its indigenous peoples, come under the spotlight at a major British Museum exhibition this spring. Select tools ...More
 
 
 
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& Juliet
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd November 2019 to 3rd October 2020
The Building Centre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Luke Sheppard directs a jukebox musical which reimagines Shakespeare's Juliet as a feisty survivor of love's vicissitudes. "A fun, feminist makeover of Romeo and Juliet chooses ...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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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Huge theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals, the Dominion Theatre, though built in 1928, underwent a �6 million restoration in 2017. Originally used as ... 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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Hobgoblin
London > Shopping > Musician Supplies
24 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
This busy musical curios shop has London's best choice of folk instruments and a large range of guitars, accordions, recorders, bongo drums and other percussion instruments. ... 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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Big Fernand
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
37 Thurloe Place, Fitzrovia, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Building Centre
Gourmet French burger brand Big Fernand returned to London in 2020 with the opening of a new outlet in South Kensington. Having originally opened ... More
 
 
 
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RADA Chenies Street
London > Education > Adult Education
18-22 Chenies Street, WC1E | 2 minutes from The Building Centre
One of three RADA sites across London, this Chenies Street building contains rehearsal rooms, the finance department, RADA Enterprises, the RADA Marketing department, ... More
 
 
 
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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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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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Frame Fitzrovia
London > Leisure >
25-33 Berners Street, W1T | 5 minutes from The Building Centre
Drop in and pay-as-you-go, Frame offers flexibility and fun workouts, from sweat drenched cardio to mindful meditation. Doing the gym differently, Frame puts you through ... 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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The Adam and Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
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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 Young's pub 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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Vagabond Wines Charlotte Street
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
25 Charlotte Street, W1T | 3 minutes from The Building Centre
The second Vagabond store, following on from the original wine bar in Fulham, can be found in ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course 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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& Juliet
& Juliet
Theatre | Until 3rd October 2020 

Shaftesbury Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Luke Sheppard directs a jukebox musical which reimagines Shakespeare's Juliet as a feisty survivor of love's vicissitudes. "A fun, feminist ...More

 
The Shark Is Broken
Theatre | Until 18th July 2020 

Soho Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Sonia Friedman Productions presents Joseph Nixon and Ian Shaw's comedy-drama inspired by the filming of Jaws, and the period of ...More

Come From Away
Come From Away
Theatre | Until 17th October 2020 

Phoenix Theatre 7 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Christopher Ashley directs the UK premiere staging of the Tony Award-winning musical about the residents of a small Newfoundland community, ...More

 
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 17th October 2020 

Sondheim Theatre 10 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 
The Doctor
The Doctor
Theatre | Until 18th July 2020 

Duke of York's Theatre 13 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Described by the Guardian as 'one of the peak theatrical performances of the year', Juliet Stevenson reprises her role in ...More

 
The Watsons
The Watsons
Theatre | Until 26th September 2020 

Harold Pinter Theatre 14 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished novel and "joyously directed" (Evening Standard) by Samuel West, The Watsons comes to the West ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 19th September 2020 

Novello Theatre 15 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
 
 
 
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