Attractions near The Poetry Library

 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions
SE1 | At The Poetry Library
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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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Poetry Library
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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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, WC2R | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
With its castle like faƧade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As... More
 
 
 
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
 
 
 
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Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 11 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 11 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, SW1A | 11 minutes walk from The Poetry Library
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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Southbank Winter Festival
Southbank Winter Festival
Seasonal | Until 11th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

The Southbank Winter Festival takes place this festive season at venues both within the Southbank Centre itself and across the ...More

 
Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Southbank Centre Christmas Market
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

Now that the German Christmas Market has moved to Bankside, the Southbank Centre Christmas Market is on a much smaller ...More

 
Slava's Snowshow (Over 8s)
Slava's Snowshow (Over 8s)
Theatre | Until 5th January 2015 

Southbank Centre

The multi-award winning sensation, Slava's Snowshow has delighted audiences in over 80 cities around the world ...More

 
Eyeskate
Eyeskate
Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

London Eye 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

In its fifth year on the South Bank this winter, the London Eye open air ice rink is ...More

 
Boat Show Comedy Club
Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 27th December 2014 

Tattershall Castle 5 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

For the past twelve years the Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has played host to some of ...More

 
Skate At Somerset House
Skate At Somerset House
Seasonal | Until 11th January 2015 

Somerset House 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks ...More

 
Free Live Music, Christmas Special: Louise Golbey
Music | On 25th December 2014 

Primo Bar 7 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

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Dazzle@Oxo
Dazzle@Oxo
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

The gallery@oxo 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

If you're looking for something special and sparkly this Christmas, you might want to take a trip to the annual ...More

 
Kit Kat Kabaret
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 8th January 2015 

CellarDoor 8 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

Cabaret and burlesque tunes from DJs....More

East is East
East is East
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Trafalgar Studios 9 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

Award-winning playwright Ayub Khan Din's first play, East is East, which premiered at the Royal Court and was later turned ...More

 
 

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Christmas Events and Attractions in London

There's never a dull moment in London town, and this Christmas there are plenty of weird and wonderful activities ...More

 
London 2015: Mainstream Theatre
London 2015: Mainstream Theatre

From big name productions such as Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet to political plays like The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse, ...More

 
Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby
Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby
Theatre | 2nd June 2015 - 7th June 2015 

Barbican Centre

Following sold-out shows at the Royal Court Theatre and Southbank Centre in 2014, Not I/Footfalls/Rockaby transfer to the Barbican in ...More

 
Uncle Barts New Year's Eve House Party
Uncle Barts New Year's Eve House Party
Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

Barts

This New Year Uncle Barts and his pals are hosting their fifth annual house party at Barts, the bar hidden ...More

 
New Year at Kettner's: Black Tie Masquerade Ball
New Year at Kettner's: Black Tie Masquerade Ball
Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

Kettner's

A glamorous yet pocket-friendly option this New Year is the Black Tie Masquerade Ball at Kettner's. The Grade II listed ...More

 
Imagine Children's Festival
Imagine Children's Festival
Kids Events | 9th February 2015 - 22nd February 2015 

Southbank Centre

Immersive opera, Russell Brand and a site-wide Alice in Wonderland installation are all part of the inspiring Imagine Children's Festival ...More

 
The Paper Cinema's Odyssey
The Paper Cinema's Odyssey
Theatre | 3rd February 2015 - 14th February 2015 

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC)

Three musicians and two puppeteers bring the Paper Cinema's contemporary retelling of Homer's epic poem, The Odessy, to life at ...More

 
Babaji Pide
Opened December 2014 

Alan Yau, the restaurateur who created Wagamama, Busaba Eathai, Hakkasan, and Yauatcha, is behind this Turkish pizzeria on Shaftesbury Avenue. ...More

Radicals and Victuallers
Radicals and Victuallers
Opened 14th November 2014 

Serving up an unusual selection of burgers - filled with fried egg and peanut butter, or Nik Naks and pastrami ...More

 
Roka Aldwych
Opened 3rd November 2014 

One of two new Roka restaurants to open in 2014, Roka Aldwych occupies a huge space with over 150 covers ...More

 
 
 
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