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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 2 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c .... More
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired... More
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang... More
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now... More
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site... More
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 8 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about 45,000, the name was... More
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The Werkstatt
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 8 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The Werkstatt - meaning workshop in German - is a workshop for international designers and architects to meet, be inspired, play and create. A showcase... More
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Gagosian Gallery Britannia Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6-24 Britannia Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 8 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The Gagosian is a cavernous space for exhibitions of the highest calibre. It is a major asset for the regeneration of the King's Cross area.... More
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Russell Square
London > Attractions
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 10 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell... More
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 10 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011,... More
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 10 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime... More
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Angel Building
London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Launched in late 2010, the Angel Building in Islington transformed from an under-used early 1980s commercial block into an award-winning office space, reinvented by... More
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 11 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage.... More
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King's Cross Foot Tunnel
London > Attractions
1 Pancras Square, King's Boulevard, King's Cross, London N1C | 12 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The 90 metre long pedestrian tunnel designed by Allies & Morrison, the architects who designed the masterplan for the entire King's Cross redevelopment, links St... More
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 12 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular... More
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The Islington Metal Works
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V | 12 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Built in the late 19th century, The Islington Metalworks is a building steeped in history. All three floors were initially used to stable the horses... More
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 13 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the... More
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New Street Square
London > Attractions
New Street Square, City, London EC4A | 13 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Just off New Fetter Lane, New Street Square is a quiet space in Holborn where you can shop and stop off for a bite to... More
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 13 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo... More
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John Ritblat Gallery - Treasures of British Library
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 13 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The John Ritblat Gallery contains a permanent display of over 200 of the British Library's greatest treasures. It includes documents which made and recorded... More
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 13 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world... More
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London Canal Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12-13 New Wharf Road, King's Cross, London N1 | 14 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
A trip to the Canal Museum reveals there's more to London's man-made waterways than just enjoying a day out in a narrow boat. You'll learn... More
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 14 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals... More
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St Pancras Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Euston Road, Bloomsbury, London NW1 | 14 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Completed in 1822, St Pancras Church was the most expensive church to be constructed since St Paul's was rebuilt after the Great Fire. This Greek... More
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 14 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation... More
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 14 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally... More
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Magnum Photos
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
63 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 14 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The London gallery for renowned photo agency, Magnum. Representing the best in photography, The Magnum Photos selection process for new members is legendary for its... More
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Granary Square
London > Attractions
Good's Way, King's Cross, London N1C | 15 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The same size as Trafalgar Square, Granary Square is at the heart of King's Cross where the Eurostar departs and emerged as part of... More
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King's Cross Pavilion
London > Attractions > Sights
Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 15 minutes walk from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, the firm behind the nearby Granary Complex which includes Central Saint Martin's, King's Cross Pavilion occupies an... More
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Royal Opera: Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

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London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

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42nd Street
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Matilda The Musical
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Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Limehouse
Limehouse
Theatre | Until 15th April 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

A thrilling new drama by Steve Waters, Limehouse fictionalises a power struggle at the heart of British politics in 1981 ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
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Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

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