Attractions in SW1

SW1 Attractions by category: Art Galleries (94), Historic Buildings (49), Other Attractions (27), Sights (19), Museums (10), Sightseeing Tours (7), Attractions for Kids (5), 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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Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 7th November 2015 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 3 minutes walk from Sw1

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
Treasure Island - The Curse Of The Pearl Necklace
Theatre | Until 10th January 2015 

Above The Stag Theatre 4 minutes walk from Sw1

Jim Hawkins gets his hands on a sailor's chest and uncovers a mysterious treasure map in this innuendo-laden adults-only pantomime....More

Billy Elliot
Billy Elliot
Theatre | Until 19th December 2015 

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

 
The Snow Dragon: Tall Stories
The Snow Dragon: Tall Stories
Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

St James Theatre 5 minutes walk from Sw1

From Tall Stories, the excellent children's theatre company that brought you The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom, comes The ...More

 
Noel Coward's Christmas Spirits
Noel Coward's Christmas Spirits
Theatre | Until 23rd December 2014 

St James Theatre 5 minutes walk from Sw1

This Christmas musical set during the Blitz, written and directed by Nick Hutchison, goes behind the scenes as Noel ...More

 
Eric and Little Ern
Eric and Little Ern
Theatre | Until 11th January 2015 

St James Theatre 5 minutes walk from Sw1

Following success at Edinburgh Fringe and at the Vaudeville Theatre in London's West End, Eric and Little Ern, ...More

 
Cairo To Constantinople: Exhibition Talk
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Sw1

An exclusive exhibition talk....More

Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East
Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 8 minutes walk from Sw1

Photographs taken in 1862 during the Prince of Wales' four-month tour of the Middle East explores the cultural and political ...More

 
Duke of York Square Christmas Lights
Duke of York Square Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 24th December 2014 

Duke of York Square 12 minutes walk from Sw1

Duke of York Square, a lovely pedestrianised area just off Sloane Square, gets in the festive spirit with a day ...More

 
Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
Duke of York Square Christmas Grotto
Seasonal | Until 23rd December 2014 

Duke of York Square 12 minutes walk from Sw1

The pedestrianised Duke of York Square, just off the fashionable King's Road, presents its very own plush Santa's Grotto at ...More

 
 

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Christmas Delicatessens in London
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Whether they're sweetly British or exotically foreign London's delis are a great place to pick up gifts for difficult relatives, ...More

 
New Year Events and Entertainment in London
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If fireworks leave you cold, and loud clubs make you long for earplugs, fear not! There are plenty of ...More

 
London Super Comic Convention
London Super Comic Convention
Exhibitions | 14th March 2015 - 15th March 2015 

ExCel London Exhibition Centre

The London Super Comic Convention brings the US comic convention to London. A vast amount of U.S and U.K ...More

 
Wicked
Wicked
Theatre | Until 7th November 2015 

Apollo Victoria Theatre

Prepare to see Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West in a whole new light after ...More

 
non zero one: Mountaineering
Theatre | 3rd February 2015 - 15th February 2015 

Roundhouse

Award-winning theatre company non zero one presents a show about choice, interaction and personal conversation. They have performed in the ...More

London's Chinese New Year
London's Chinese New Year
Seasonal | On 22nd February 2015 

Trafalgar Square

Chinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over ...More

 
Open Air Theatre
Open Air Theatre
Theatre | 15th May 2015 - 12th September 2015 

Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

A visit to the magical Regent's Park Open Air Theatre really is an essential part of spending summer in London, ...More

 
Bo Drake
Bo Drake
Opened 30th November 2014 

This casual-dining Korean restaurant is the brainchild of Jan Lee, alumni of the award-winning Roka, who grew up in his ...More

 
Radicals and Victuallers
Radicals and Victuallers
Opened 14th November 2014 

Serving up an unusual selection of burgers - filled with fried egg and peanut butter, or Nik Naks and pastrami ...More

 
Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
Bone Daddies Whole Foods Market
Opened 1st November 2014 

Two years on from the ramen boom of 2012, when Bone Daddies ramen bar arrived in Soho with a bang, ...More

 
 
 
 
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