Sights and Attractions near IWM London (Imperial War Museums)  

 
 
ADDRESS
, Lambeth Road, Southwark, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6HZ
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-6pm | Parts of the exhibition are closed for redevelopment until summer 2014
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | At IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oasis Farm Waterloo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
18 Carlisle Lane, SE1 | 6 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
This half-acre farm transforms a strip of wasteland in Waterloo into a garden and a haven... More
 
 
 
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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 8 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public.... More
 
 
 
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 10 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 12 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum.... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gasworks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
155 Vauxhall Street, Kennington, London SE11 | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Gasworks serves a dual purpose: as a location for 12 artists' studios and as host to up to six exhibitions a year. Emphasis is placed... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
South Bank
London > Attractions
South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 15 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 16 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions
68 Union Street, SE1 | 16 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 16 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 16 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars is a 170 metre high tower on London's Southbank where... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Margaret's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Margaret's Church, Westminster, London SW1P | 16 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Standing between Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, St Margaret's Church is commonly called "the parish church of the House of Commons". A fine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 16 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 17 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 17 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P | 17 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 17 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three... More
 
 
 
 
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Zip World London
Zip World London
Sporting Events | Until 1st October 2017 

Archbishop's Park 7 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Zip through the skies at up to 50 miles per hour on the fastest zip wire in a big city. ...More

 
Dangling
Theatre | Until 26th August 2017 

Southwark Playhouse 9 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Abigail Hood's dark, contemporary drama about a teenage girl who goes missing in London, is directed by Kevin Tomlinson. Starring ...More

Kiki's Delivery Service
Theatre | Until 3rd September 2017 

Southwark Playhouse 9 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Kate Hewitt directs Jessica Sian's stage adaptation of the Studio Ghibli animation in which 13-year-old Kiki heads for the port ...More

Alice's Adventures Underground
Alice's Adventures Underground
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 10 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp's Olivier Award nominated wonderland, a huge hit here at the the Vaults deep underneath Waterloo ...More

 
Adventures in Wonderland
Adventures in Wonderland
Kids Events | Until 3rd September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 10 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Further to the main adult show, Alice's Adventures Underground, the Vaults under Waterloo also hosts the return of the children's ...More

 
Catastrophists
Theatre | Until 26th August 2017 

White Bear Theatre 12 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

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Project Space: Ryan L Moule: Vessels And Vestiges
Exhibitions | Until 26th August 2017 

Jerwood Space 12 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Chemically unfixed photographic prints by the Swansea-based artist, exploring the analogue medium as a means of investigating themes of fragility ...More

Jerwood Makers Open 2017
Exhibitions | Until 27th August 2017 

Jerwood Space 12 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Mixed-media sculpture and installations by Sam Bakewell, Marcin Rusak, Laura Youngson Coll, Juli Bolanos-Durman and Jessica Harrison....More

Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Houses of Parliament Guided Tours
Tours | Until 30th December 2017 

Houses of Parliament 15 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

One of the world's most iconic buildings is The Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament. ...More

 
Waterloo Billboard Commission: Superflex, Euro (2012)
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2018 

Southbank Centre 15 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

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RA Summer Lates: The Other Paradise
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Exhibitions | On 19th August 

Royal Academy of Arts

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Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Exhibitions | From 5th October 

Somerset House

This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures, which he has picked up ...More

Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | From 8th November 

Tate Modern

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Modigliani
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Tate Modern

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of the most memorable art of the 20th century, Modigliani continuously evolved his career, developing his ...More

Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | From 15th November 

National Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela fell in ...More

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Luca Longobardi and chef Chris Denney, the pair behind 108 Garage, bring flavours from around ...More

 
108 Garage
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108 Garage has proven to be a big hit, with Fay Maschler giving the Notting ...More

 
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
Wyld Afternoon Tea, Mondrian London
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Take a step back in time with Mondrian ...More

 
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
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Inspired by its neighbour, The Science Museum, The ...More

 
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In September 2017 the 18-storey Royal Lancaster London - one of the best-known landmarks on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
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Swanky hotel One Aldwych takes inspiration from Roald ...More

 
Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark
Theatre | From 4th September 

Richmond Theatre

An edge-of-your-seat thriller from the hand of Frederick Knott, best known for writing Dial M ...More

 
Fever Pitch: The Opera
Concerts | From 22nd September 

Union Chapel

The first musical version of Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch, which famously follows the ups and downs of life supporting Arsenal Football Club, is staged at the Union Chapel, in the heart of north London ...More

Joe Moran / Dance Art Foundation: On The Habit Of Being Oneself
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Dance | From 28th September 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre

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BooManchu: The Wellness Festival Weekend
Sporting Events | From 23rd September 

Fu Manchu

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Chiswick Book Festival
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Exhibitions | From 14th September 

St Michael & All Angels Chiswick

A long weekend of literary discussions with the likes of Jeremy Vine, Clare Balding and ...More

 
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