Sights and Attractions near National Gallery

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, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N 5DN
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10am-6pm Daily, late night Fridays until 9pm | Closed 1 Jan, 24-26 Dec
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from National Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for... More
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from National Gallery
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from National Gallery
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Gallery
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Gallery
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from National Gallery
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Gallery
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes walk from National Gallery
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... More
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from National Gallery
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... More
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes walk from National Gallery
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from National Gallery
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from National Gallery
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from National Gallery
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches... More
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes walk from National Gallery
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its... More
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St James's Market
London > Attractions
St James's, SW1Y | 5 minutes walk from National Gallery
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market ... More
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 5 minutes walk from National Gallery
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street,... More
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from National Gallery
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from National Gallery
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The... More
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from National Gallery
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from National Gallery
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes walk from National Gallery
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from National Gallery
After a two-year, 22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from National Gallery
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the... More
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from National Gallery
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed... More
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 7 minutes walk from National Gallery
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from National Gallery
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
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Downing Street
London > Attractions
Downing Street, SW1A | 7 minutes walk from National Gallery
Best known for the house at no. 10, Downing Street is at the heart of Westminster and British politics. Closed to members of the public,... More
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 8 minutes walk from National Gallery
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened... More
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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 8 minutes walk from National Gallery
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in... More
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Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | Until 21st October 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

For Michael Jackson fans and super-fans - and it doesn't get more committed than the 16 singing Thriller in Candice ...More

 
BP Portrait Award 2018
BP Portrait Award 2018
Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 39th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
St Martin's Chorus
Concerts | On 16th July 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Andrew Earis conducts Allegri's Miserere, Gesualdo's O Vos Omnes, Monteverdi's Christe, Adoramus Te and Palestrina's Missa Papae Marcelli....More

Olga Stezhko
Concerts | On 16th July 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The pianist performs Debussy's Images Book 1 and Six Epigraphes Antiques, Adams's China Gates and Scriabin's Two Dances and Ver ...More

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his ...More

 
Red
Theatre | Until 28th July 2018 

Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko prepares for the greatest challenge of his career under the gaze of his loyal ...More

LIFT Festival
LIFT Festival
Theatre | Until 22nd July 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

The London International Festival of Theatre (or LIFT, if you prefer) returns to the capital in 2018 at theatres, arts ...More

 
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
Theatre | Until 8th September 2018 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's ...More

 
Tartuffe
Tartuffe
Theatre | Until 28th July 2018 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Given current world events, this is a well timed adaptation of Moliere's classic comedy. Adapted by Christopher Hampton, this take ...More

 
Killer Joe
Killer Joe
Theatre | Until 18th August 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

He's more usually seen on the big screen but this spring/summer Pirates of the Caribbean actor Orlando Bloom takes to ...More

 

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Helix and Iris
Helix and Iris
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Previously London's highest private member's club, Searcys at The Gherkin relaunched as new restaurant and ...More

 
Wimbledon Park Food Festival
Wimbledon Park Food Festival
Foodie Events | From 25th August 

Wimbledon Park

The Wimbledon Park Food Festival returns for its ...More

 
The Great British Beer Festival
The Great British Beer Festival
Exhibitions | From 7th August 

Olympia Exhibition Centre

Over 66,000 people flock to this massive celebration ...More

 
Park Cafe Queen's Park
Dining 

In January 2018 the Park Cafe in Queen's Park was taken on by the people who run the local neighbourhood restaurant, The Alice House....More

Z Tottenham Court Road
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Night Tales
Night Tales
Dining 

Having popped up all over London, Night Tales now presents its first permanent residence, setting ...More

 
Z Covent Garden
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One of two Z Hotels to open in summer 2018, Z Covent Garden joins Z Tottenham Court Road in offering small but comfortable rooms at affordable rates....More

Grom Gelato
Grom Gelato
Dining 

The first London gelato for the Italian brand founded by Federico Grom and Guido Martinetti, ...More

 
Manifesto
Manifesto
Dining 

The menu at this pizzeria on Northcote Road is short: six pizzas, one weekly 'gourmet ...More

 
Jin Bo Law
Jin Bo Law
Drinking 

Sitting on the 14th floor of the Dorsett City London, Jin Bo Law offers unrivalled ...More

 
Camillo Benso
Camillo Benso
Dining 

Perfect for daytime dining and authentically Italian nights out, Camillo Benso brings the menu at ...More

 
Jamavar Women's Club
Jamavar Women's Club
Foodie Events | From 30th July 

Jamavar

This summer, high-end Indian restaurant Jamavar hosts the Jamavar Women's Club in its subterranean bar. ...More

 
Assembly Hotel London
Assembly Hotel London
Hotels 

Smack bang in the middle of the West End with Soho and Covent Garden are ...More

 
How to Catch a Star
How to Catch a Star
Kids Events | From 23rd August 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

Based on Oliver Jeffers' beautifully illustrated book, Branar Teatar do Phaisti return to the Southbank ...More

 
Monstersaurus
Monstersaurus
Kids Events | From 7th August 

Southbank Centre: Purcell Room

From the creators of Aliens Love Underpants comes Monstersaurus, an energetic show full of science, ...More

 
James Graham's Sketching
James Graham's Sketching
Theatre | From 26th September 

Wilton's Music Hall

He's one of the hottest playwrights in London right now - three of his plays ...More

 
Desperately Seeking The Exit All-Star Reading
Desperately Seeking The Exit All-Star Reading
Theatre | On 26th July 

Arts Theatre

Peter Michael Marino's successful solo show, Desperately Seeking ...More

 
Eastern Electrics Festival
Eastern Electrics Festival
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 4th August 

Morden Park

Returning to Morden Park, Eastern Electrics extends to ...More

 
Smithfield 150
Smithfield 150
Exhibitions | From 25th August 

Smithfield Market

Horrible Histories, a marching band and roller disco come to Smithfield Market on the August ...More

 
Revive at Studio 5: Havana Moon
Revive at Studio 5: Havana Moon
Film Events | On 7th September 

Troxy

Even if you weren't at The Rolling Stones' ...More

 
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London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
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In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
 
 
 
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