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Wellcome CollectionA major and fascinating cultural venue, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous Wellcome Library, cafe, bookshop and a 'forum' to consider issues of science, health and human identity. The 1,300 objects on display show the great variety of considerations that these topics include. Works by Leonardo da Vinci, Andy Warhol and Martin Parr sit alongside artefacts such as Nelson's razor, Napoleon's toothbrush, used Guillotine blades, a DNA-sequencing robot and 19th century sex aids. Who would have thought science could be so interesting? Well, Charles Darwin for one and he's represented here too - by his whalebone walking stick, complete with skull detail. You can expect some interesting one-off exhibitions here, starting with 'The Heart', with fascinating footage of live heart surgery; a video-link allows the audience to ask the surgical team questions as they carry out the complex reconstruction of a heart valve. If you're still hungry after that - and if you are then you're the type of person who can have supper while watching 'Casualty' - then head to Peyton and Byrne, the second branch of Oliver Peyton's stylish British bakery (the first being at Heal's on Tottenham Court Road). Terrines, tarts, pies, soups and salads are available to eat in or take out and the teatime treats are highly recommended.

 

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ibis London Euston St Pancras
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
3 Cardington Street, NW1 | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Though this hotel is in one of the capital's busiest areas, a major public transport hub just outside the Congestion Charge Zone, its peaceful backstreet location ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  32% off
17-18 Upper Woburn Place, WC1H | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The grand Victorian building that houses this hotel is surely one of the most impressive edifices in the Hilton chain. Located just a three-minute walk from ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £83  27% off
130 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Historic building in trendy Fitzrovia, guests enjoy free high-speed WiFi on unlimited devices; stylish single, double, family rooms and suites; and Steak and Lobster, serving mouth-watering ... More
 
 
 
 
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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded history, ... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Open 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 ... More
 
 
 
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New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Wellcome Collection
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Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
London > Attractions > Museums
Malet Place, University College London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The Petrie Museum, located within University College London, is one of the largest and most fascinating collections of Egyptian archaeology anywhere in the world. There are ... More
 
 
 
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek Revival ... More
 
 
 
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Bolivar Hall at Venezuelan Embassy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
54-56 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Part of the Venezuelan cultural complex located at 54 Grafton Way in Fitzrovia, London, Bolivar Hall first opened its doors to the public in 1986 as ... More
 
 
 
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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 5th September 2019 to 1st September 2021
Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, NW1 | Same location as Wellcome Collection
Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a fresh approach to health, science, art ...More
 
 
 
John Shuttleworth's Back
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Tuesday 30th March 2021 - 8pm
Wellcome Collection, 15 Gordon Street, WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
Character and musical comedy from the straight-talking Yorkshireman, otherwise known as Graham Fellows....More
 
 
 
Jonathan Pie: Fake News (Corona Remix)
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 16th to 20th and 22nd & 23rd May 2021 - 7.30pm
Wellcome Collection, 15 Gordon Street, WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
The satirical news reporter reveals the truth behind the possibly false headlines of recent world events....More
 
 
 
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Bloomsbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
Owned and part-funded by University College London, the Bloomsbury was completed in 1968 on the site of a bomb-damaged church. The years have not been kind ... More
 
 
 
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The Magic Circle
London > Entertainment >
12 Stephenson Way, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The purpose built headquarters of The Magic Circle in Euston houses a vast collection of posters and memorabilia relating to the history of mystery. The ... More
 
 
 
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RADA - Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Malet Street, WC1E | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
RADA's 160-seat Jerwood Vanbrugh Theatre. ... More
 
 
 
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Cycle Republic, Euston Tower
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
Unti 4 Euston Tower, 286 Euston Road, NW1 | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
A cycling-only specialist store from Halfords, Cycle Republic opened its first London site at this 4,000 square metre unit in Euston Square in December 2014. Cyclists ... More
 
 
 
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Waterstone's - Gower Street
London > Shopping > Books
82 Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Waterstone's, one of the largest high street booksellers in the UK, is a relative newcomer on the block. It first opened in Old Brompton Road, London, ... More
 
 
 
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Spymaster
London > Shopping > Specialists
11 Howland Street, Marylebone, London W1T | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Wellcome Kitchen
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
183 Euston Road 2nd floor, Euston, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Part of the Wellcome Collection's 17.5 million pound revamp, the Wellcome Kitchen opened in early 2015, creating an inviting space to enjoy a spot of ... More
 
 
 
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The Savannah Bar and Restaurant
London > Restaurants >
81-103 Euston Street, NW1 | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
With its own separate entrance and set on two floors flooded with natural light, The Savannah is the restaurant and bar within the Wesley Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
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Chutneys
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
124 Drummond Street, NW1 | 3 minutes from Wellcome Collection
One of the best Indian restaurants in the country, and exclusively veggie! This place is a real treat for non meat-eaters, with a huge menu of ... More
 
 
 
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The Bartlett School of Architecture
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
The Bartlett School of Architecture, on the corner of Huntley Street and Capper Street, is part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment. ... More
 
 
 
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Slade School of Fine Art
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 2 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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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The Place
London > Education > Evening Classes
17 Duke's Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
London's specialist venue for contemporary dance, The Place plays a role in every aspect of this fast-growing art form. The London Contemporary Dance School offers degrees ... More
 
 
 
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Dolphin Swimming Club
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 5 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
 
 
 
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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Taking inspiration from its surroundings and the great train journeys that set off from St Pancras station, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Spa pays homage ... More
 
 
 
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Marquis Cornwallis
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Marchmont Street, WC1N | 7 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Always a popular choice for local workers and tourists taking in the delights of Bloomsbury, Marquis Cornwallis , located on Marchmont Street, close ... More
 
 
 
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Queen's Head & Artichoke
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 - 32 Albany Street, Regent's Park, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Located in a 16th-century coaching inn, this sweet little gastropub offers diners the choice of just nibbling on a little tapas, or going for a full ... More
 
 
 
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The Albany
London > Nightlife > Pubs
240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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Cosy Kettle
London > Nightlife > Bars
60 Chalton Street, King's Cross, London NW1 | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Hidden below the bustling Somers Town Coffee House, Cosy Kettle offers an intimate sanctuary away from the pub crowd. Opened in late 2013, the bar is ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Fitzrovia
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Maple Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from Wellcome Collection
The folks that brought you Simmons King's Cross and Simmons Camden have now made their way to Fitzrovia with whimsical watering hole Simmons Fitzrovia. Serving ... More
 
 
 
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The Remedy
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
124 Cleveland Street, W1T | 7 minutes from Wellcome Collection
Tucked away behind Warren Street and just a few minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street stations, The Remedy is ... More
 
 
 
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Friends House
London > Business > Venue Hire
173-177 Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 1 minute from Wellcome Collection
The historic headquarters of Quakers in Britain, Friends House in Euston has 23 function rooms including a large Meeting Hall which seats up to 1,100 guests. ... More
 
 
 
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British Library Conference Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 8 minutes from Wellcome Collection
As the national library of the United Kingdom the British Library is renowned for its world class collection of books but its Conference Centre is something ... More
 
 
 
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 10 minutes from Wellcome Collection
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 Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
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Dominion Theatre 12 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
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Concerts | On 30th October 2020 

Kings Place 15 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

The Korean nine-piece performs upbeat and contemporary compositions on traditional instruments....More

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
Theatre | Until 12th December 2020 

Gillian Lynne Theatre 17 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

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Beethoven 250
Beethoven 250
Concerts | Until 1st December 2020 

Wigmore Hall 17 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

December 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and to celebrate the occasion Wigmore Hall presents its special season, ...More

 
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 17 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

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The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 20 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
Frozen the Musical
Frozen the Musical
Theatre | Until 5th January 2021 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 21 minutes walk from Wellcome Collection

Disney's hit film Frozen goes from screen to stage when the magical world of Arendelle is recreated at the newly ...More

 
 
 
 
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