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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, SW1A | At British Council
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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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
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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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from British Council
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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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from British Council
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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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 2 minutes walk from British Council
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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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes walk from British Council
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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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 6 minutes walk from British Council
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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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from British Council
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in... More
 
 
 
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Bowman Sculpture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Duke Street, SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from British Council
Bowman Sculpture in St James's is a presitgious gallery where art collectors with deep pockets can get their hands on an original Rodin. Specialising in... More
 
 
 
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 7 minutes walk from British Council
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Council
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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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from British Council
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors to... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from British Council
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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Chris Beetles
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes walk from British Council
Gallery owner Chris Beetles has been dealing for 25 years, and for 16 years from this location in the heart of St James's. Specializing in... More
 
 
 
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Fine Art Commissions Ltd
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AL | 7 minutes walk from British Council
Portraits, commissioned and otherwise, are a tradition as old as art itself, with representations made of great men and women for posterity from the time... More
 
 
 
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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 7 minutes walk from British Council
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, W1F | 8 minutes walk from British Council
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 8 minutes walk from British Council
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from British Council
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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The White Horse
The White Horse
Exhibitions | Until 5th March 2015 

British Council

Walk down The Mall to Spring Gardens and you'll see a life-size White Horse, a marble and resin sculpture ...More

 
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014
Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2014
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 1 minute walk from British Council

An important barometer of contemporary art, Bloomberg New Contemporaries returns to the ICA galleries for a fifth year running. Marking ...More

 
Paul Simonon - Wot No Bike
Exhibitions | Until 6th February 2015 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 1 minute walk from British Council

New paintings by the artist, musician and biker. In these oils on canvas, Simonon depicts his own personal effects that ...More

Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from British Council

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
Peder Balke
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

An exhibition of works by Norway's unsung forerunner of modernism. Peder Balke is among the most pioneering painters of 19th-century ...More

Maggi Hambling: Walls Of Water
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2015 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

One of Britain's most significant and controversial painters and sculptors exhibits a new series of dramatic paintings, which have never ...More

The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Exhibition celebrating the donors activities as an editor, writer and collector, throwing light on M.H. Spielmann's discreet but powerful reputation ...More

Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Exhibition of portraits and the stories of some of the most high-profile American heiresses to marry into British aristocracy, including ...More

Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Exhibition of three self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Henry Tonks (1862-1937)....More

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits By Matthew Smith And Frank Dobson
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

This display offers the opportunity to view rarely-seen portraits by Smith showing the author Roald Dahl and the British film ...More

 

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London 2014: New Openings
London 2014: New Openings

A new indoor theatre at Shakespeare's Globe, the British Museum's £135 million extension, and Heston Blumenthal's new restaurant at ...More

 
Family Friendly Events in London
Family Friendly Events in London

This February half-term, from Monday 16th until Friday 20th February 2015, children can meet the animal actors of the ...More

 
Islands
Theatre | Until 21st February 2015 

Bush Theatre

The Bush Theatre is enjoying huge success under artistic director Madani Younis who took over at the west London ...More

The London Coffee Festival
The London Coffee Festival
Exhibitions | 30th April 2015 - 3rd May 2015 

The Old Truman Brewery

The London Coffee Festival returns with new features include a pop up coffee shop, a roastery tour and the official ...More

 
MOVE IT
MOVE IT
Dance | 13th February 2015 - 15th February 2015 

Olympia London

The UK's largest dance event features performances by Strictly Come Dancing stars Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor, Got To Dance ...More

 
Take That
Concerts | 4th June 2015 - 9th June 2015 

The O2 Arena

Four years since their last record-breaking tour Progress Live, Take That embark on a new arena tour to promote their ...More

Valentine's Day Cooking for Two
Valentine's Day Cooking for Two
Seasonal | On 14th February 2015 

Billingsgate Seafood School

If dinner for two cooked by someone else seems all too easy and cliché this Valentine's Day, head to the ...More

 
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
Opened Mid-January 2015 

Situated in the basement below Central & Co, on Great Marlborough Street, The Cocktail Trading Co Development Bar & Table, ...More

 
Duck & Rice
Opened End of January 2015 

Hakkasan and Wagamama founder Alan Yau opens 'Chinese gastropub' Duck & Rice on the Soho street famous ...More

Harringay Local Store
Harringay Local Store
Opened 12th January 2015 

Harringay locals, couple Ebony and Paul Harding, are behind this supermarket with a difference. Harringay Local Store unites their two ...More

 
 
 
 
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