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 EDF Energy London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of... 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 theCourtauld 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
One of the most stunning interiors in London can be viewed in part between January and April, when Two Temple Place opens for its annual... 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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Mini Moderns Remix 14
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Southbank Centre

A unique mix of things to buy, launching new lines from their 14/15 Hinterland Project, and hosting a number of ...More

Still Moving Body: Course
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2014 

Southbank Centre

Life-drawing course as part of our summer exhibition....More

Tom Phillips: Illuminated Tweets
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

Southbank Centre

Displays tracking the poet's Humument through it's digital incarnations....More

Briefs - The Second Coming
Theatre | Until 28th September 2014 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent

An entertaining mix of cabaret, burlesque, modern circus theatre and drag from the seven-strong troupe, presenting a sequined-filled, fun show. ...More

The James Plays: James II
The James Plays: James II
Theatre | Until 29th October 2014 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 2 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

The second of three new plays by award-winning writer Rona Munro about 15th century Scottish kings, in James II the ...More

 
Ballyturk
Ballyturk
Theatre | Until 11th October 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

The lives of two men unravel quickly over the course of 90 minutes in Enda Walsh's ambitious and tender new ...More

 
Thames Barrier Voyage
Thames Barrier Voyage
Tours | Until 31st October 2014 

London RIB Voyages 4 minutes walk from The Poetry Library

Travel to the Thames Barrier by boat and take in some of London's top attractions from the river en route ...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

 
 
 
 
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