Attractions in South East London

South East London Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (70), Art Galleries (52), Other Attractions (37), Museums (24), Sights (21), Attractions for Kids (11), Parks and Gardens (9), Activities for Kids (5), Boats and Bridges (5), Sightseeing Tours (1)

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Design Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
224-238 Kensington High Street, South East London, London W8 | in South East London
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute... More
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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, South East London, London E1 | in South East London
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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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, South East London, London E1 | in South East London
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the... More
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, South East London, London E2 | in South East London
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood,... More
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, South East London, London EC3N | in South East London
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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Tower Bridge Exhibition
London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, South East London, London SE1 | in South East London
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from... More
National Maritime Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Park Row, South East London, London SE10 | in South East London
Located in the heart of Greenwich, the National Maritime Museum has a monumental mission: to showcase mankind's association with the sea. The collection dates back... More
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, South East London, London SE1 | in South East London
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in... More
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, South East London, London EC2R | in South East London
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
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Fan Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
12 Crooms Hill, South East London, London SE10 | in South East London
This unique museum houses the world's finest collection of fans including exquisite examples from the 18th and 19th centuries. The Fan Museum is housed in... More
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The Queen's House
London > Attractions > Museums
Park Row, South East London, London SE10 | in South East London
As far as royal residences go, the Queen's House is a modest palace - an appealing, but simple, bright white, classical, Palladian villa flanked by... More
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, South East London, London SE1 | in South East London
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop... More
Ragged School Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
46-50 Copperfield Road, Bow, South East London, London E3 | in South East London
Based in canalside warehouses which once housed Barnardo's largest ragged school, this museum focuses on the history of the East End and, in particular, the... More
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, South East London, London EC3R | in South East London
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
Maureen Paley
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21 Herald Street, South East London, London E2 | in South East London
Maureen Paley started out selling art from her Victorian terraced home in London's East End in 1984. Since September 1999 the gallery has been situated... More
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South East London, London SE1 | in South East London
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the... More
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Ranger's House - The Wernher Collection
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Chesterfield Walk, Greenwich Park, South East London, London SE10 | in South East London
Ranger's House is an 18th century, Grade I listed, red brick villa built in 1723 which became the official residence of the 'Ranger of Greenwich... More
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Royal Observatory Greenwich
London > Attractions > Museums
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, South East London, London SE10 | in South East London
This museum of time and space was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1675. It marks the site of the Greenwich or Prime Meridian -... More
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Fashion and Textile Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
83 Bermondsey Street, South East London, London SE1 | in South East London
The fashionista behind the Fashion and Textile Museum is Zandra Rhodes, the colourful designer who won the Designer of the Year award in 1972 and... More
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Museum of London Docklands
London > Attractions > Museums
No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, South East London, London E14 | in South East London
In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River... More
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South London Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65-67 Peckham Road, South East London, London SE5 | in South East London
This is one of London's most important contemporary art exhibition spaces, having shown artists such as Gilbert and George, Tracey Emin, Mark Quinn and Julian... More
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, South East London, London SE1 | in South East London
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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Old Royal Naval College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
King William Walk, South East London, London SE10 | in South East London
The Old Royal Naval College was built on the site of the Tudor Palace in Greenwich in which Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born.... More
Thames Barrier Information Centre
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Unity Way, South East London, London SE18 | in South East London
The Thames Barrier is the largest moveable flood barrier in the world. The Information Centre Cafe has spectacular views of the Barrier, along with working... More
Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
John Harrison Way, South East London, London SE10 | in South East London
When English Partnerships bought the land (historically known as Greenwich Marsh) in 1997 they instigated a massive regeneration project which included bringing 121 hectares of... More
London Bridge Experience
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
2-4 Tooley Street, South East London, London SE1 | in South East London
Take the London Bridge Experience and explore the tombs under London Bridge with the history of the area brought to life through special effects, CGI,... More
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National Maritime Museum: Peter Harrison Planetarium
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Greenwich Park, South East London, London SE10 | in South East London
The 15 million Peter Harrison Planetarium opened in 2007, a beautiful cone-shaped addition to the Royal Observatory designed by architects Allies and Morrison. This 120-seat,... More
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, South East London, London SE17 | in South East London
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum.... More
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The Wapping Project
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, South East London, London E1W | in South East London
Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving... More
Matt's Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
42-44 Copperfield Road, South East London, London E3 | in South East London
Don't ring up the gallery asking to speak to Matt - the name above the door refers to the gallery owner's dog, Matt E. Mulsion.... More

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