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 is home to a sizeable ... 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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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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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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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 8 minutes walk from National Gallery
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... More
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from National Gallery
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available... More
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Life, Death and Memory
Life, Death and Memory
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 
Cezanne Portraits
Cezanne Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

In a major new exhibition, The National Gallery brings together more than 50 Cézanne Portraits from collections across the world ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Three photographers have been shortlisted for this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, the major international photography award on display ...More

 
Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 10th February 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

 
Ink
Ink
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Following its successful debut at the Almeida, Rupert Goold's production of Ink, James Graham's "stingingly astute" (Evening Standard) Fleet Street ...More

 
Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle
Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

Wyndham's Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Marianne Elliott directs Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham in the UK premiere staging of Simon Stephens' drama about two strangers, ...More

 
Labour Of Love
Theatre | Until 2nd December 2017 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

The Noel Coward Theatre presents the world premiere of James Graham's new play, Labour of Love. Starring Martin Freeman and ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | Until 9th December 2017 

Haymarket Theatre Royal 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, premiering at Theatre Royal Haymarket. ...More

 
VIA Arts Prize Exhibition At Embassy Of Brasil
Exhibitions | Until 23rd November 2017 

Brazilian Embassy 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

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The Woman In White
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Charing Cross Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Thom Southerland directs the Tony and Olivier-Award nominated musical adapted from Wilkie Collins' haunting Victorian thriller with a revised score ...More

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Camden Town Brewery, Enfield
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Harry's Dolci
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An all-day Italian restaurant from the Caprice group, Harry's Dolci emulates the glamour of 1950's ...More

 
Veeno St Paul's
Veeno St Paul's
Drinking 

Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing....More

 
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames
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Pickle and Toast
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Serving grilled cheese sandwiches in Soho, Pickle and Toast is open for breakfast, lunch, evening beers and late bites from dawn till dark....More

Christmas in London 2017
Christmas in London 2017
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Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ...More

 
Andreas Gursky
Exhibitions | From 24th January 

The Hayward Gallery

Kicking off the gallery's 50th anniversary year, 2018 sees the Hayward Gallery host the first major retrospective in the UK of the work of Andreas Gursky. Considered one of the most significant photographers of our ...More

Beginning
Beginning
Theatre | From 15th January 

Ambassadors Theatre

A new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on ...More

 
Jack Solomons Club
Jack Solomons Club
Drinking 

Soho speakeasy bar on Great Windmill Street with live music, DJs and old school glamour....More

 
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Sans Pere Broadway Market
Dining 

Cocktails and desserts, French bistro Sans Pere in Broadway Market has created a menu perfect ...More

 
Jayde Adams Is Jayded
Jayde Adams Is Jayded
Comedy | From 11th December 

Soho Theatre

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Elbow
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Concerts | On 7th March 

The O2 Arena

The Guy Garvey fronted four-piece from Bury who won the Mercury Music Prize in 2008 ...More

 
Re:Solutions Festival
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Exhibitions | From 4th January 

JuJu's Bar and Stage

The month-long Re:Solutions Festival invites wellness warriors to celebrate their love of health and wellbeing. ...More

 
Rotunda's Annual Beef Dinner
Rotunda's Annual Beef Dinner
Foodie Events | On 21st November 

Rotunda Bar and Restaurant

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The London Cabaret Club New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
The London Cabaret Club New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
Theatre | On 31st December 

The Bloomsbury Ballroom

Since finding a permanent home at the Bloomsbury ...More

 
Guilty Pleasures: NYE Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 31st December 

KOKO

Having been their home for the past ten years, Guilty Pleasures presents its first ever New Year's Eve celebration at KOKO. One of the UK's biggest pop club ...More

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