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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London 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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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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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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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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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 4 minutes walk from British Council
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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St James's Market
London > Attractions
St James's, SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from British Council
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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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, St James's, London 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
Soho, London 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.... 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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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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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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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, Soho, London W1F | 8 minutes walk from British Council
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
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The Church of Expanded Telepathy
Exhibitions | On 19th November 2017 

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

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The Phantom of the Opera
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Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Her Majesty's Theatre 2 minutes walk from British Council

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Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
Monochrome: Painting in Black and White
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Discover the origins of black and white paintings with The National Gallery's new exhibition, Monochrome: Painting in Black and White. ...More

 
Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
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Exhibitions | Until 4th February 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision ...More

 
Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
Drawn in Colour: Degas at the Burrell Collection
Exhibitions | Until 7th May 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Marking the centenary of the death of Degas, who died on 27 September 1917, Drawn in Colour: Degas from the ...More

 
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

National Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

This year, the National Gallery brings together Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from ...More

 
Life, Death and Memory
Life, Death and Memory
Exhibitions | Until 16th April 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a ...More

 
Cezanne Portraits
Cezanne Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 11th February 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

In a major new exhibition, The National Gallery brings together more than 50 C├ęzanne Portraits from collections across the world ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Three photographers have been shortlisted for this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, the major international photography award on display ...More

 
Everything We Do Is Music
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 3 minutes walk from British Council

Exhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration....More

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