Sights and Attractions near The Old Shades  

 
 
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | At The Old Shades
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 | 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 4 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes walk from The Old Shades
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches... More
 
 
 
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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St James's Market
London > Attractions
St James's, SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from The Old Shades
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market is home to a sizeable ... More
 
 
 
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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 6 minutes walk from The Old Shades
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public.... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from The Old Shades
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from The Old Shades
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 8 minutes walk from The Old Shades
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street,... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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 | 8 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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 | 8 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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The Supreme Court
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes walk from The Old Shades
The Supreme Court, the highest court in the United Kingdom, is housed in the former Middlesex Guildhall, an impressive Portland stone building by Scottish architect... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from The Old Shades
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from The Old Shades
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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Le Grand Mort
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 1 minute walk from The Old Shades

Tony Award nominee Christopher Renshaw directs the world premiere staging of Stephen Clark's deathly black comedy, which was written specially ...More

Apologia
Theatre | Until 18th November 2017 

Trafalgar Studios 1 minute walk from The Old Shades

Stockard Channing stars in Olivier Award winner Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama about an eminent art historian, who begins to question ...More

The London Design Festival
The London Design Festival
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Various Venues London 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Celebrating London as the gateway to international design, the London Design Festival celebrates is 15th anniversary in 2017 with hundreds ...More

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

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from The Old Shades

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

 
Benjamin Hannavy Cousen
Exhibitions | Until 30th September 2017 

Mall Galleries 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Sculptural paintings about books and reading which contain multiple meanings from a surface aestheticism to addressing matters of the unconscious....More

Royal Society Of Miniature Painters, Sculptors And Gravers 2017 Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2017 

Mall Galleries 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Paintings and sculptures featuring a host of popular subjects including portraits, still life, botanical, wildlife, landscape and more with no ...More

Derren Brown: Underground
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Playhouse Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

The Olivier Award-winning stage and screen illusionist and master of the psychological manipulation performs his own choice of some of ...More

The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2017
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

Mall Galleries 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

A selection of contemporary watercolours featuring abstract, figurative and traditional works....More

Graeme Of Thrones
Theatre | Until 11th November 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

A fan of the book and TV programme Game Of Thrones attempts to re-create the show on a non-existent budget ...More

The Knowledge
Theatre | Until 11th November 2017 

Charing Cross Theatre 3 minutes walk from The Old Shades

Maureen Lipman directs the stage premiere of her husband Jack Rosenthal's acclaimed 1979 television comedy about four Londoners, who are ...More

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Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their Rochelle Canteen in Shoreditch, are behind the café, bar and restaurant at the Institute of Contemporary Arts....More

Frog by Adam Handling
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The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London....More

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Brockwell Park

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The Store Studios

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Creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building and home of London Fashion Week....More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd September 

Finsbury Park

The final festival of the summer, Hospitality in the Park comes to Finsbury Park for ...More

 
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Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
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The largest pizzeria from Pizza Pilgrims James and ...More

 
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A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area ...More

 
Acosta Danza
Acosta Danza
Dance | From 27th September 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta's new dance company performs at Sadler's Wells on their ...More

 
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