Attractions in SW1

SW1 Attractions by category: Art Galleries (91), Historic Buildings (49), Other Attractions (26), Sights (20), Museums (10), Sightseeing Tours (7), Attractions for Kids (6), Parks and Gardens (3), Art and Design (1), Boats (1), Boats and Bridges (1), Venue Hire (1)

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Royal Academy of Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Burlington House, SW1, London W1J | in SW1
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tate Britain
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Millbank, SW1, London SW1P | in SW1
Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, SW1, London WC2H | in SW1
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Apsley House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, SW1, London W1J | in SW1
Originally the London residence of the first Duke of Wellington, Apsley House was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771 and 1778 and retains... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, SW1, London SW1Y | in SW1
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saatchi Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Duke of York's Square, King's Road, SW1, London SW3 | in SW1
The Saatchi Gallery re-opened on 9th October 2008 in the former military barracks of the Duke of York's Headquarters. The 70,000 square feet represents a... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Harrods
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
87-135 Brompton Road, SW1, London SW3 | in SW1
England's most famous department store. Owned by eponymous Egyptian entrepreneur Mohamed Al-Fayed, Britain's most iconic shop features on many tourists’ “must-see” lists - and with good... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, SW1, London WC2N | in SW1
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Garden Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Palace Road, SW1, London SE1 | in SW1
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
Banqueting House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, SW1, London SW1A | in SW1
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, SW1, London SW1P | in SW1
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is... More
Guards Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, SW1, London SW1E | in SW1
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, SW1, London SW1A | in SW1
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1, London SW1A | in SW1
England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, SW1, London SW1Y | in SW1
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, SW1, London SW1A | in SW1
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors to... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wellington Arch
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park Corner, SW1, London W1J | in SW1
A landmark triumphal arch set opposite the Duke of Wellington's residence at Apsley House, Wellington Arch was built in 1830 to commemorate the victories won... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, SW1, London SW1A | in SW1
Now more commonly known as the Houses of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster began life in 1042 as a royal residence under Edward the Confessor.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, SW1, London SW1A | in SW1
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
St James's Church Piccadilly
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
197 Piccadilly, SW1, London W1J | in SW1
St James's Church was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and opened in 1684. The font, organ case and reredos are by Grinling Gibbons. William Blake... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Westminster Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
42 Francis Street, SW1, London SW1P | in SW1
Not to be confused with Westminster Abbey, the nearby Westminster Cathedral in Victoria is London's only example of neo-Byzantine architecture, described by the poet John... More
National Army Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, Chelsea, SW1, London SW3 | in SW1
This national museum shows the impact the British Army has had on the story of Britain, Europe and the world, from 1066 through to the... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jewel Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Abingdon Street, SW1, London SW1P | in SW1
Across the road from the imposing Houses of Parliament, this simple, three-storey, 14th century tower often gets overlooked on the tourist trail. One of... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Royal Hospital Chelsea
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Royal Hospital Road, SW1, London SW3 | in SW1
Built by Sir Christopher Wren 1682-1692, the Grade I-listed Royal Hospital Chelsea was intended by King Charles II to be a home for soldiers who... More
Royal Mews
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1, London SW1A | in SW1
The Royal Mews forms part of Buckingham Palace and houses the carriages and horses used by the Queen and the Royal Family for State and... More
Frith Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
17-18 Golden Square, SW1, London W1F | in SW1
Frith Street Gallery moved from Soho's Frith Street to its current location nearby in Golden Square in 2007 but, somewhat confusingly, the name remained the... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, SW1, London SW1 | in SW1
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of... More
Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, SW1, London W1S | in SW1
The laboratory, where many of Michael Faraday's most important discoveries were made, has been restored to the form it was known to have in 1852.... More
Michael Hoppen Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
3 Jubilee Place, SW1, London SW3 | in SW1
A stroll around a decent photo gallery is a bit like taking a trip to Borough Market ‚€˜just to have a look‚€™. Just as in... More

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Eric Ranzoni Blues Band
Concerts | Until 26th April 2014 

Boisdale Of Belgravia 3 minutes walk from Sw1

The London-based pianist and singer-songwriter plays blues with his backing band....More

Pure Pacha
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 19th April 2014 

Pacha 3 minutes walk from Sw1

Prok and Fitch play house and electronic music with resident support....More

Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 1st November 2014 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 3 minutes walk from Sw1

'The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz' introduces us to some very familiar characters, years before they met Dorothy. ...More

 
Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Theatre | Until 21st June 2014 

Victoria Palace Theatre 4 minutes walk from Sw1

Winner of BBC Radio 2 Audience Olivier Award 2013. This tale of a boy from a mining community who wants ...More

 
Orton The Musical
Theatre | Until 4th May 2014 

Above The Stag Theatre 4 minutes walk from Sw1

A musical based on the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover and murderer Kenneth Halliwell. Beginning on the ...More

Friday And Saturday Night Live Jazz
Concerts | Until 27th December 2014 

da Scalzo 4 minutes walk from Sw1

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Writers Group: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 17th May 2014 

Victoria Library 4 minutes walk from Sw1

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Richard Mosse: The Enclave
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2014 

Edel Assanti 5 minutes walk from Sw1

Photographs exploring armed conflict in the eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, taken using a discontinued colour ...More

Urinetown The Musical
Urinetown The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2014 

St James Theatre 5 minutes walk from Sw1

In a city in the future, suffering from a drought of terrible proportions, a business tycoon has made his vast ...More

 
A Spoonful Of Sherman
Theatre | Until 22nd April 2014 

St James Theatre 5 minutes walk from Sw1

A celebration of the work of Robert and Richard Sherman, composers of many musicals including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mary ...More

 
 
 
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