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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Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight... 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Love London Valentines Run
Leisure | Until 18th February 2017 

Victoria Embankment Gardens 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

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Maino's Adorations: Heaven On Earth
Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2017 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Examine two masterpieces by the Spanish painter, on display in the UK for the first time; the vast altarpieces, The ...More

Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition
Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2017 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

The Fourth Plinth commissions, filling the empty plinth with a modern work of art, have become a hotly anticipated and ...More

 
Australia's Impressionists
Australia's Impressionists
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2017 

National Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

The National Gallery showcases four innovative Australian Impressionist artists in a new exhibition this December. The first UK exhibition of ...More

 
Luc Tuymans: Glasses
Luc Tuymans: Glasses
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

"Glasses bring a kind of distortion to the face," says Antwerp-based artist, Luc Tuymans, whose paintings of spectacle wearing sitters ...More

 
Antony Gormley: Object
Antony Gormley: Object
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall ...More

 
Picasso Portraits
Picasso Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 5th February 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Picasso's portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on ...More

 
Death Takes A Holiday
Theatre | Until 4th March 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

In the aftermath of the First World War in northern Italy, Death disguises himself as a handsome prince and unexpectedly ...More

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2017 

National Portrait Gallery 6 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Claudio Rasano's photograph of a Johannesburg schoolboy won this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize prize while other shortlisted entries ...More

 
David Shrigley: Really Good
David Shrigley: Really Good
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2017 

Trafalgar Square 7 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

The seven-metre-high bronze sculpture of a hand giving a disproportionately long thumbs up, which has the same dark patina as ...More

 

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Dining 

Owned by sommelier Katie Exton (who has come here directly from The River Cafe) and chef Peter Hall, Lorne Restaurant aims to make fine wine more approachable....More

Radio Alice
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Dining 

Brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe have teamed up with Gails co-founder to create Radio Alice ...More

 
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Dining 

Founder Andrew Bredon, who co-founded travel website Secret Escapes, brings a slice of Californian living ...More

 
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Attractions 

The Museum of Contemporary Art, London, first opened in the Bellenden Renewal Area in South London in January 2004....More

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Club Mexicana
Dining 

Club Mexicana makes great-tasting Mexican food that just happens to be vegan....More

 
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The Petersham Hotel
Hotels 

Built in 1865, The Petersham Hotel stands high on Richmond Hill, overlooking the Thames....More

 
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Casual New York-Italian style Hai Cenato is the first Italian restaurant from Jason Atherton....More

 
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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