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

 
Guest DJ: Mr Madam
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th January 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The DJ combines a range of musical styles to create a set that may include Thomas Tallis, Gracie Fields, Grace ...More

London Concertante: Vivaldi Concertos By Candlelight
Concerts | On 18th January 2018 

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

Ben Norris directs a performance of Vivaldi's Concerto For 2 Violins In A Minor, La Follia and Summer From The ...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

 
Mary Stuart
Mary Stuart
Theatre | Until 31st March 2018 

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

Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the central roles of Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart, deciding who gets which part ...More

 
Condo 2018
Condo 2018
Exhibitions | Until 10th February 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

A collaborative exhibition by 46 galleries across 17 London spaces, Condo 2018 is a month-long city-wide art festival featuring some ...More

 
Lumiere London
Lumiere London
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

A huge success when it lit up London for the first time two years ago, the Lumiere festival of light ...More

 
London International Mime Festival 2018
London International Mime Festival 2018
Theatre | Until 3rd February 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Dialogue is minimal at the London International Mime Festival. Taking place at some of the city's best arts venues, from ...More

 

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Chivaree Circus & Upstage Creative: Becoming Shades
Dance | From 24th January 

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The contemporary circus troupe Chivaree Circus brings together live music, aerial acrobatics, fire, dance and mime, in a re-imagining of the classic myth of Persephone. After a sell-out ...More

Bismillah: An ISIS Tragicomedy
Theatre | From 28th February 

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Wound Up and Matthew Greenhough's critically acclaimed drama exploring social alienation, radicalisation, disenfranchisement and the rock band Queen....More

Fall in London with A Stranger: A Social Experiment
Seasonal | On 14th February 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

This Valentine's Day, the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen presents Fall in London with A Stranger: A Social Experiment. Based on Mandy Len Catron's Modern Love essay, Too ...More

Great Again: The Musical
Theatre | From 24th January 

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Isla Van Tricht's musical which explores the forgotten America that voted for Donald Trump via a tale of two young conservatives becoming politically active in Beavercreek, Ohio during the summer of 2016. Presented by Old ...More

Caravan Theatre
Theatre | From 15th February 

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The Caravan Theatre at VAULT Festival brings various evocative, humorous and intriguing newly written 20 minute plays to a small intimate audience of nine people max at a time....More

For A Black Girl
Theatre | From 24th January 

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This Is It Theatre presents Nicel Acquah's two-handed drama based on personal experience and verbatim research, which explores staggering consequences of everyday racism....More

Revelations
Theatre | From 31st January 

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Theatre-maker James Rowland tells the story of how he donated his sperm to his best friends and the consequences. Co-created with Daniel Goldman....More

Think Of England
Theatre | From 7th February 

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Anonymous Is A Woman tell the story of war office employees Bette and Vera who have been employed to send the young men off to war, having experienced all of life's pleasures. Written by Madeline ...More

Annie McGrath
Comedy | On 14th February 

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A stand-up comedy show which will leave you feeling slightly less lonely this Valentine's Day....More

ELSA
ELSA
Comedy | From 14th February 

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A musical mash-up of comedy and storytelling ELSA, Isobel Rogers' debut show, uses character comedy, ...More

 
The Coach Makers Arms
The Coach Makers Arms
Dining 

The Coach Makers Arms from Cubitt House combines a bar, first floor dining room, and ...More

 
The Gunmakers
The Gunmakers
Drinking 

An historic 19th Century public house in Clerkenwell taken over by the people who brought ...More

 
Harringay Arms
Harringay Arms
Drinking 

Embracing its traditional charms the pub's owners, brothers Ben and Anthony, have breathed new life ...More

 
Wildflower
Wildflower
Dining 

Set within south London creative hub Peckham Levels, Wildflower is an informal vegetarian and vegan ...More

 
The Spread Eagle
The Spread Eagle
Dining 

One of London's oldest pubs, The Spread Eagle in Homerton focuses on premium liquor, fine ...More

 
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience
Entertainment 

Bringing the fantasies of many '90s children and ...More

 
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Real Ale, Maida Vale
Shopping 

Real Ale is a craft beer and natural wine specialist on Formosa Street, Little Venice....More

 
London Events 2018
London Events 2018
Feature 

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

 
Kettner's Townhouse
Kettner's Townhouse
Hotels 

Lovingly restored by Soho House, Kettner's reopened after a two year refurbishment in January 2018....More

 
Jidori
Jidori
Dining 

The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston comes to Covent Garden and ...More

 
L'Ami Malo
L'Ami Malo
Dining 

Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French ...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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