Historic Buildings in City  

 

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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd March 2019 

Fabric Nightclub 10 minutes walk from City

Technophile Zak Khutortesky invites UK producers Sigha and Shifted, both advocates of grainy techno, to go head-to-head with Radio Slave ...More

Romeo And Juliet
Theatre | Until 23rd March 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 11 minutes walk from City

Playing Shakespeare's version of the star-crossed romance is a 90-minute performance designed to introduce students and families to Shakespeare....More

Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Lady Celeste's Parisian Rooftop Bar
Queen of Hoxton Rooftop: Lady Celeste's Parisian Rooftop Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 5th April 2019 

The Queen Of Hoxton 12 minutes walk from City

This winter, step back in time to 1900s surrealist Paris at the Queen of Hoxton. The venue's legendary rooftop has ...More

 
Vivaldi - Four Seasons By Candlelight
Concerts | On 23rd March 2019 

Southwark Cathedral 13 minutes walk from City

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Dorothea Tanning
Dorothea Tanning
Exhibitions | Until 9th June 2019 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from City

Organised in collaboration with the Reina Sofía in Madrid, Tate Modern presents a major retrospective of Dorothea Tanning's work. Spanning ...More

 
Franz West
Franz West
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from City

This winter, Tate Modern presents an extensive posthumous survey of Vienna-born artist Franz West. Known for bringing a punk aesthetic ...More

 
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from City

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional ...More

 
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Tate Modern 13 minutes walk from City

A free, year-long exhibition at Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 explores German art in the period ...More

 
Pleasurehood
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 23rd March 2019 

XOYO 14 minutes walk from City

Todd Edwards and Joshua James bring hose and disco to the dancefloor....More

Taste The Greatness of Northern Ireland
Taste The Greatness of Northern Ireland
Foodie Events | Until 23rd March 2019 

Borough Market 15 minutes walk from City

From beer brewed on a County Antrim farm to blue cheese from County Down, you can get a taste of ...More

 

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Offering a window into late night grill establishments found across Asia, BAO Borough offers late ...More

 
Pagoda at Kew
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The ornate Pagoda at Kew affords spectacular views across the botanical gardens and beyond, across ...More

 
Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens
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Close to Temperate House and the Great Pagoda, ...More

 
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Boulevard Theatre
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Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, revives the striptease joint as a respectable ...More

 
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Shanghai Modern
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Bringing Shanghai to Chinatown Shanghai Modern specialises in delicious dumplings, noodles and traditional Shanghai dishes....More

JinLi Chinatown
Dining 

Award-winning Sichuanese restaurant, JinLi, adds a second restaurant in Chinatown with this 150 cover space in Central Cross....More

Yiu Fat Noodle
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Dining 

Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, ...More

 
Megan's at the Power Station
Megan's at the Power Station
Dining 

Megan's are a series of small, dog-friendly neighbourhood ...More

 
Tabby McTat
Tabby McTat
Theatre | From 6th April 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

This Easter holidays a musical adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's book comes ...More

 
In The Willows
In The Willows
Theatre | From 9th May 

New Wimbledon Theatre

Clive Rowe stars as Mr Badger in the hip hop musical adaptation of In the ...More

 
Abandoman: BassDrop
Abandoman: BassDrop
Comedy | From 10th July 

Underbelly Festival

Fast-paced musical comedy sketches and hip hop improvisations from Rob Broderick, who seamlessly weaves audience ...More

 
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win
Mark Watson: How You Can Almost Win
Comedy | On 13th June 

Underbelly Festival

Following his experiences on Celebrity Island with Bear ...More

 
Trash Test Dummies
Trash Test Dummies
Kids Events | From 29th May 

Underbelly Festival

Award-winning slapstick comedy circus show which takes wheelie bins to new heights and delivers a ...More

 
Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Criminal: An Improvised Murder Mystery
Comedy | On 25th May 

Underbelly Festival

Four comedians presents an anarchic night of improvised ...More

 
John Robins: Work In Progress
John Robins: Work In Progress
Comedy | On 15th May 

Underbelly Festival

More existential musings from the Perrier Award-winner, digital ...More

 
Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary
Sean McLoughlin: Hail Mary
Comedy | On 11th May 

Underbelly Festival

Observational and anecdotal material from the comedian as ...More

 
Fantastic Beaver 2: The Rhymes Of Grindr-Wald
Fantastic Beaver 2: The Rhymes Of Grindr-Wald
Theatre | On 9th May 

Underbelly Festival

Star of Drag Queens of London, Miss Rosie ...More

 
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Comedy Club 4 Kids
Comedy | From 22nd April 

Underbelly Festival

Well known names in the comedy realm deliver top stand-up suitable for children as well ...More

 
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Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, ...More

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