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City Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (54), Art Galleries (10), Other Attractions (9), Museums (8), Sights (8), Parks and Gardens (4), Attractions for Kids (3), Boats and Bridges (2), Activities for Kids (1)

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, City, London E1 | in City
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, City, London EC3N | in City
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | in City
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R | in City
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a £4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling... More
 
 
 
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, City, London SE1 | in City
Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, City, London EC4Y | in City
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of... More
 
 
 
Old Bailey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Old Bailey, City, London EC4M | in City
Universally known as the Old Bailey, this is probably the most famous criminal court in the world, and has been London's principal criminal court for... More
 
 
 
College of Arms
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Queen Victoria Street, City, London EC4V | in City
Built in the 1670s, the College of Arms is the official repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh, Northern Irish and... More
 
 
 
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | in City
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried... More
 
 
 
St Helen's Church, Bishopsgate
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Great St Helen's, City, London EC3A | in City
St Helen's is a 13th century twin-nave church which has been fully restored after damage caused by 1992 and 1993 bomb attacks in the City.... More
 
 
 
St-Botolph-Without-Aldgate
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Aldgate High Street, City, London EC3N | in City
A 250 year-old church standing on an ancient site and built by George Dance the Elder, who also built the Mansion House. The church is... More
 
 
 
St Etheldreda's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
14 Ely Place, City, London EC1N | in City
Built around 1250, this the oldest Catholic Church in London and one of a very few surviving buildings from the reign of Edward I. Originally... More
 
 
 
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All Hallows by the Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Byward Street, City, London EC3R | in City
All Hallows, the oldest church in the City of London, is 1300 years old with a crypt museum, Roman pavement and Saxon and Roman artefacts.... More
 
 
 
Guildhall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | in City
Since the Middle Ages the Guildhall has been the centre of Government for the City of London. The current building has stood in the geographical... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, City, London E1 | in City
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others,... More
 
 
 
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, City, London WC2A | in City
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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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, City, London SE1 | in City
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | in City
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was... More
 
 
 
Bevis Marks Synagogue
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bevis Marks, City, London EC3A | in City
Bevis Marks Synagogue was opened in 1701 and is the oldest synagogue in use on British soil. Incorporating in the roof a beam from a... More
 
 
 
St Andrew's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
5 St Andrew Street, Holborn, City, London EC4A | in City
Large parish church near the Holborn viaduct whose distinctive white marble tower stands tall, presiding over the busy crossroads and opposite the huge glass façade... More
 
 
 
St Giles Church Cripplegate
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fore Street, City, London EC2Y | in City
Situated in the centre of the Barbican complex, this church is of great historical and architectural interest. There is a Roman wall in the churchyard,... More
 
 
 
Roman Bath
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
5 Strand Lane, City, London WC2R | in City
Restored in the 17th century, this ancient bath in the heart of London, close to Somerset House, is believed to have Roman origins - though... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | in City
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
 
 
 
St Olave's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
8 Hart Street, City, London EC3R | in City
St Olave's Church dates from 1056 and is the burial place of Samuel Pepys. This is the parish church of Trinity House with many interesting... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, City, London EC4Y | in City
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily... More
 
 
 
Goldsmiths' Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Foster Lane, City, London EC2V | in City
An 1835 (William IV) Renaissance building rebuilt by Philip Hardwick, containing portraits. Although this building only dates from the 1830s, inside the Court Room is... More
 
 
 
St Bartholomew's Hospital Museum and Archives
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | in City
The museum in the North Wing of St Bartholomew's Hospital tells the inspiring story of Bart's Hospital. Founded nearly four centuries ago, in 1123, it... More
 
 
 
Museum of Methodism & John Wesley's House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, City, London EC1Y | in City
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Church of St Michael and All Angels, Shoreditch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Mark Street (off Paul Street), Hackney, City, London EC2A | in City
A masterpiece of the Victorian architect James Brooks, this church now houses the premises of LASSCO (the London Architectural Salvage and Supply Company) who deal... More
 
 
 
Marx Memorial Library
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
37A Clerkenwell Green, City, London EC1R | in City
This library contains over 100,000 books, pamphlets and periodicals connected with Marxism and the broad Labour Movement, all housed in an 18th century Grade II... More
 
 
 

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Shapes Of Free Fall
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2020 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from City

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Cold Blood
Theatre | Until 1st February 2020 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from City

Kiss & Cry Collective's whimsical production using miniature set pieces, live cinema and dancing hands, set to classic and contemporary ...More

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 29th January 2020 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from City

Robert Spano conducts Part's Cantus In Memory Of Benjamin Britten, Dimitrios Skyllas's Kyrie Eleison (world premiere) and Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto ...More

Voices In The Dark: Notes To The Forgotten She Wolves
Kids Events | Until 20th February 2020 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 11 minutes walk from City

Literary & Education, Discussion/Debate....More

Notes To The Forgotten She-Wolves
Theatre | Until 19th February 2020 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 11 minutes walk from City

Over five nights, 20 writers shine a light on or pay tribute to women and non-binary people, who have been ...More

'Good Morning, America' by Mark Power
Exhibitions | Until 3rd April 2020 

Magnum Photos 13 minutes walk from City

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Companions In Colour Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 2nd February 2020 

Bankside Gallery 13 minutes walk from City

Exhibitions & Art, Painting....More

Words That Transform, Vibrate And Glow; 13 Paintings Inspired By The Lyrics Of Nick Cave
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2020 

Charlie Smith 16 minutes walk from City

Angela Koulakoglou curates a multi-artist response to the songwriter's highly visual and poetic lyrics, with works by Emma Bennett, Daniel ...More

SK And The Kings
Concerts | On 29th January 2020 

Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen 18 minutes walk from City

The London-based singer and her band fuse soul and jazz....More

Europeans: Dora Maar
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2020 

Rich Mix Centre 18 minutes walk from City

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Royal Opera House

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Pancake Day at Where the Pancakes Are
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Marlborough Sports Garden
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Marlborough Sports Garden is an outdoor sports venue located very close to London Bridge in central London....More

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Serpentine Gallery

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Nevin Aladag: Fanfare
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Exhibitions | From 12th February 

The Hayward Gallery

This February, the Hayward Gallery presents Nevin Aladag's first UK solo show, Fanfare. Staged in ...More

 
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Sir John Soane's Museum

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Taking its eco credentials seriously, the flagship Timberland store on Carnaby Street is decorated with ...More

 
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a fabulous, funky assortment of organic chocolate....More

 
The Wellington Club
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Nightlife 

Established in 1832, the Wellington Club is one of the oldest private member clubs in ...More

 
Charles Merser & Co.
Charles Merser & Co.
Drinking 

Signposted by The Post & Hound on its window, Charles Merser & Co. is a ...More

 
Victoria Tavern
Drinking 

Craft beers, pizza and big screen sports are served at this Frontier owned Victorian pub on Holloway Road with a Plonk crazy golf club on the first floor....More

The Bill Murray
The Bill Murray
Entertainment 

The Bill Murray is a comedy club by Angel Comedy with a performance space, a ...More

 
Everyman Crystal Palace
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