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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from London Central
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from London Central
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from London Central
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from London Central
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions
South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from London Central
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall,... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from London Central
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive... More
 
 
 
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from London Central
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - is a... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from London Central
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from London Central
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from London Central
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to... More
 
 
 
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from London Central
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction.... More
 
 
 
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 8 minutes walk from London Central
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from London Central
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of... More
 
 
 
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from London Central
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from London Central
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the... More
 
 
 
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Oasis Farm Waterloo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
18 Carlisle Lane, SE1 | 9 minutes walk from London Central
This half-acre farm transforms a strip of wasteland in Waterloo into a garden and a haven... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from London Central
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect... More
 
 
 
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from London Central
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Southwark, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from London Central
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from London Central
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 11 minutes walk from London Central
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes walk from London Central
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 11 minutes walk from London Central
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 12 minutes walk from London Central
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily... More
 
 
 
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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 12 minutes walk from London Central
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with... More
 
 
 
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Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions
68 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes walk from London Central
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development... More
 
 
 
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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 12 minutes walk from London Central
This sleek, £18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 13 minutes walk from London Central
Westminster Bridge lies on the Thames between the Houses of Parliament and County Hall with the delights of the Southbank Centre and the National Theatre... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 13 minutes walk from London Central
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of... More
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 13 minutes walk from London Central
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
 
 
 
 
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Winter
Theatre | Until 24th February 2018 

The Young Vic 2 minutes walk from London Central

John Fosse's drama in which an ordinary businessman meets a volatile stranger in a park. Directed by Genesis Award winner ...More

Neverland: The Guild of Misrule and Theatre Deli
Neverland: The Guild of Misrule and Theatre Deli
Theatre | Until 18th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 6 minutes walk from London Central

Rediscover your lost child and dive into a dark and dangerous world of mermaids, rum and glittering pirates in the ...More

 
Mini Vault Festival
Mini Vault Festival
Kids Events | Until 4th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 6 minutes walk from London Central

As well as the main event, the Vault Festival lays on a riot of entertainment for the under 11s. In ...More

 
Vault Festival
Vault Festival
Theatre | Until 18th March 2018 

The Vaults, Arch 233 6 minutes walk from London Central

The boundless Vault Festival is one of the most exciting happenings on London's fringe. Returning for its sixth year, the ...More

 
John
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

National Theatre: Cottesloe Theatre 6 minutes walk from London Central

Twenty-nine-year-old Elias and his girlfriend Jenny are en route to New York when they take a detour to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ...More

John
John
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre 6 minutes walk from London Central

Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016, is back with John, ...More

 
Network
Network
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 6 minutes walk from London Central

An all star cast and creative team come directed by Olivier Award winner Ivo van Hove come together for Lee ...More

 
Andreas Gursky
Andreas Gursky
Exhibitions | Until 22nd April 2018 

The Hayward Gallery 6 minutes walk from London Central

Monumental pictures of solar panels, the stock exchange and a US store by Andreas Gursky signal the reopening of the ...More

 
Joint Foundation Schools Orchestra
Concerts | On 19th February 2018 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from London Central

Richard Mayo, Peter Gritton and Chris Dearmer conduct Herbert Howells's Elegy For Viola & Strings, plus Britten's Requiem Aeternum; Dies ...More

ABBA: Super Troupers
ABBA: Super Troupers
Exhibitions | Until 29th April 2018 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from London Central

This December, the Southbank Centre presents major new exhibition Abba: Super Troupers. Created in association with ABBA The Museum in ...More

 

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Eat & Drink Festival
Eat & Drink Festival
Foodie Events | From 17th March 

Olympia London

Returning to Olympia London for its second year, the Eat & Drink Festival brings together ...More

 
SOMNAI
SOMNAI
Theatre | From 1st March 

Two Pear Tree Street

A brand new immersive experience from entertainment company dotdotdot, SOMNAI invites participants to delve into ...More

 
Professor Brian Cox presents The Planets
Concerts | On 29th September 

Barbican Centre

Opening the BBC Symphony Orchestra's 2018-19 season at the Barbicanwith a big bang, the orchestra joins forces with Professor Brian Cox and conductor Ben Gernon to take a ...More

London Sinfonietta
Concerts | On 24th March 

Kings Place

The London Sinfonietta performs pieces by Claude Debussy, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky and Henry Cowell in an exploration of Albert Einstein's 'thought experiments' on the space-time continuum. The influence of Einstein's ideas took music in ...More

Konditor & Cook
Konditor & Cook
Shopping 

The first Konditor & Cook shop, bakery and heart of the operation opened in 1993. ...More

 
Coraline
Coraline
Concerts | From 29th March 

Barbican Centre

The Barbican stages the world premiere of the Royal Opera's new production, Coraline, created by ...More

 
English National Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro
English National Opera: The Marriage Of Figaro
Concerts | From 29th March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Actress Fiona Shaw returns to direct the second ...More

 
English National Opera: La Traviata
Concerts | From 16th March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Daniel Kramer directs his first opera since becoming English National Opera's artistic director in August 2016, a new production of romantic tragedy La traviata starring Claudia Boyle as ...More

English National Opera: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Concerts | From 1st March 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

Robert Carsen's classic production of A Midsummer Night's Dream returns to the London Coliseum this spring. Benjamin Britten's operatic adaptation of Shakespeare's romantic comedy has choreography by Matthew ...More

Best West End Shows in London for Kids
Best West End Shows in London for Kids
Article 

Whether it's an all-singing, all-dancing musical or ...More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

The Old Vic celebrates its bicentenary in 2018, the Royal Academy of Arts is ...More

 
August in London 2018
Article 

Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

July in London 2018
Article 

A Monster Calls at the Old Vic in July 2018 when Lovebox and Citadel move to Brockwell Park and Wimbledon serves up an ace. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy at the National where Rhys ...More

 
 
 
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