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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
Carols at The Ned with Gareth Malone
Concerts | Until 16th December 2018 

The Ned 3 minutes walk from City

On the first three Sundays of December, The Ned hosts an evening of carols with Gareth Malone. Guests will be ...More

 
Votes for Women
Votes for Women
Exhibitions | Until 6th January 2019 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from City

The Museum of London marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote for ...More

 
Executive Pay: What's Right, What's Wrong, and What Could Be Fixed'
Exhibitions | On 12th December 2018 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from City

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Victorian Santa's Grotto
Victorian Santa's Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2018 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from City

This Christmas, travel back in time at the Museum of London and Museum of London Docklands with the Victorian Santa's ...More

 
Wolfgang's Magical Musical Circus
Theatre | Until 22nd December 2018 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from City

Circa presents a physical musical celebrating the irrepressible spirit of Mozart through daredevil acrobatic displays, directed by Yaron Lifschitz....More

The Merry Wives of Windsor
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from City

The Royal Shakespeare Company presents Shakespeare's comedy of suburbia, wives and over-inflated egos at the Barbican. Fiona Laird directs the ...More

Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from City

An exploration of how relationships can become a playground for activity, Modern Couples puts the work of over 40 artist ...More

 
London Symphony Orchestra/Sir Simon Rattle
Concerts | On 12th December 2018 

Barbican Centre 6 minutes walk from City

Sir Rattle conducts the orchestra, with pianists Katia and Marielle Labeque, for Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto, Gonzalo Grau's arrangement of Osvaldo ...More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 6 minutes walk from City

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
St Paul's Christmas Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 27th December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 6 minutes walk from City

Few places are better for traditional Christmas services and carols than St Paul's, the spiritual home of Great Britain. St ...More

 

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Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran - Mary Quant
Exhibitions | From 8th February 

Fashion and Textile Museum

Ahead of and tying in nicely with Mary Quant (at the V&A from 6th April 2019), Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution presents the fashion, design and art of ...More

Mary Quant
Mary Quant
Exhibitions | From 6th April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Following on from Christian Dior and Balenciaga, both the subject of fashion forward V&A exhibitions ...More

 
The Moon
The Moon
Exhibitions | From 1st July 

National Maritime Museum

Not just for the lunatics and the conspiracy theorists, The Moon is a major exhibition ...More

 
Cost of Living
Cost of Living
Theatre | From 25th January 

Hampstead Theatre

Adrian Lester stars in the UK premiere of Martyna Majok's Pulitzer Prize winning play, Cost ...More

 
Up At The O2 Christmas Choirs
Up At The O2 Christmas Choirs
Tours | From 14th December 

O2 Walkway: Up At The O2

This December, The O2 is putting a festive ...More

 
Greenwich Circus Festival
Greenwich Circus Festival
Seasonal | From 15th December 

AirCraft Circus Academy

In the year that contemporary circus celebrates its 250th anniversary, the Aircraft Circus Academy rounds ...More

 
Bill Viola/Michelangelo
Bill Viola/Michelangelo
Exhibitions | From 26th January 

Royal Academy of Arts

Pairing the work of pioneering video artist Bill Viola with drawings by Michelangelo, this Royal ...More

 
White Pearl
White Pearl
Theatre | From 10th May 

Royal Court Theatre

Having already made a splash in New York, 24-year-old Thai-Australian writer Anchuli Felicia King is ...More

 
Pah-La
Pah-La
Theatre | From 3rd April 

Royal Court Theatre

Having been withdrawn from the schedule in 2017, Abhishek Majumdar's Pah-La will finally be staged ...More

 
Inside Bitch
Inside Bitch
Theatre | From 27th February 

Royal Court Theatre

From Orange is the New Black to Bad Girls, female prison dramas continue to fascinate, ...More

 
London Events 2019
Feature 

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. Two new musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton and Mary Poppins, ...More

Bussey Rooftop Bar
Bussey Rooftop Bar
Drinking 

Parallel to Frank's Cafe on the roof of the Bussey Building, the Bussey Rooftop Bar ...More

 
Dabbers Social Bingo
Dabbers Social Bingo
Entertainment 

The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime ...More

 
Lambs Conduit Street
Attractions 

This charming Bloomsbury shopping street follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit....More

St Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
St Germain Winter Bloom Pop Up
Shopping 

St-Germain, makers of French elderflower liqueur, offer a ...More

 
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa Dash return along with a Festive Feast at Hampton Court Palace and a new puppet show from the puppeteers behind ...More

December in London 2018
December in London 2018
Article 

Christmas favourites like The Nutcracker, Carols at The Royal Albert Hall and the Santa ...More

 
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Best Events in London for October Half Term
Article 

From Storystock at Battersea Power Station to The ...More

 
London Hotels for Art Lovers
London Hotels for Art Lovers
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Bespoke art works and Instagram worthy interiors. ...More

 
 
 
 
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