Attractions in Central London

 

Central London Attractions by category: Art Galleries (165), Historic Buildings (137), Other Attractions (54), Museums (45), Sights (33), Attractions for Kids (12), Parks and Gardens (9), Sightseeing Tours (6), Boats and Bridges (5), Activities for Kids (1), Art and Design (1), Boats (1), Cafes and Delis (1), Venue Hire (1)

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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect... More
 
 
 
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Burlington House, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
Lord Burlington's spectacular London palace is home to the Royal Academy of Arts, a set of galleries that houses the country's premier art school and... More
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Central London, London WC1B | in Central London
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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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, Central London, London WC2H | in Central London
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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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Central London, London WC2A | in Central London
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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Liberty of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Regent Street, Central London, London W1B | in Central London
Design-focused store with iconic fabric department. No other shop in London, if the world, has such a strong iconic association with design. Mention a “Liberty print”... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, Central London, London SW1Y | in Central London
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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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, Central London, London EC2Y | in Central London
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Silk Street, Central London, London EC2Y | in Central London
Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Central London, London EC2Y | in Central London
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Central London, London WC1N | in Central London
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
 
 
 
Benjamin Franklin House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Craven Street, Central London, London WC2N | in Central London
This Georgian terraced house was the London base of the great American statesman and key founder of the United States, Benjamin Franklin between 1757... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, Central London, London EC2 | in Central London
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Central London, London WC2N | in Central London
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 Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
This museum of 20th century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Central London, London WC2R | in Central London
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames, the Garden Museum provides an insight... More
 
 
 
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Central London, London WC1N | in Central London
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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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Central London, London WC1A | in Central London
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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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and... More
 
 
 
Banqueting House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, Central London, London SW1A | in Central London
In its heyday Banqueting House (the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace) was the largest royal palace in Europe and continues to host many royal... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Central London, London WC2R | in Central London
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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Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Central London, London SW1P | in Central London
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is... More
 
 
 
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Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Central London, London W1T | in Central London
Crammed inside two townhouses (one 18th, the other 19th century) on a pretty sidestreet you'll find this historic haven for toys of all kinds. Named... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, Central London, London EC4M | in Central London
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of... More
 
 
 
Guards Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, Central London, London SW1E | in Central London
The Guards Museum houses a collection of uniforms, colours and artefacts spanning over 300 years of history of the Foot Guards. There are five regiments... More
 
 
 
Florence Nightingale Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
2 Lambeth Palace Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
It is only fitting that the Florence Nightingale Museum is housed inside the St. Thomas hospital - after all, Nightingale helped found the hospital in... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, Central London, London SW1A | in Central London
Spencer family's 18th London residence. The ancestral home of Diana, Princess of Wales, the Spencer family hasn’t lived in this, their London residence, since 1926.... More
 
 
 

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From Vera To Veruschka: The Unseen Photographs By Johnny Moncada
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

Prints from an unpublished photographic archive, providing an insight into the early modelling career of Vera Grafin von Lehndorff-Steinort....More

Boro: Threads of Life
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2014 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

A free exhibition of 40 fine examples of Boro work - Japanese for 'mended rags' - dating from the late ...More

Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

Courtauld Institute Gallery 2 minutes walk from Central London

A precious metalwork bag, made in Northern Iraq around 1300, will be the centrepiece of the Courtauld exhibition, Court and ...More

 
A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Courtauld Institute Gallery 2 minutes walk from Central London

British and German Romantic landscape drawing is explored in the Courtauld exhibition through major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by ...More

 
Burnt Generation: Contemporary Iranian Photography
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

Photography challenging perceptions of modern Iranian society, by Azadeh Akhlaghi, Gohar Dashti, Shadi Ghadirian, Babak Kazemi, Abbas Kowsari, Ali and ...More

Rwanda In Photographs: Death Then, Life Now
Exhibitions | Until 30th April 2014 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

Rwandan photographers document everyday life in the Great Lakes, challenging perceptions of the country 20 years after the genocide that ...More

A Dialogue With Nature: Romantic Landscapes From Britain And Germany
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

The Courtauld Gallery 2 minutes walk from Central London

Romantic landscape drawings from various artists which depict Britain and Germany between the 1760s and 1840s....More

King Lear
King Lear
Theatre | Until 2nd July 2014 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 3 minutes walk from Central London

Simon Russell Beale is King Lear in the Sam Mendes directed production of Shakespeare's great tragedy at the National Theatre, ...More

 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Theatre | Until 29th November 2014 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

'My Family' actor Robert Lindsay makes his musical theatre comeback in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels which previews at London's Savoy Theatre ...More

 
Both Sides Now: Moments In American Music From The Corbis Photographic Archive
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2014 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 4 minutes walk from Central London

A photographic insight into American music history....More

 
 
 
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