Attractions in W1  

 

W1 Attractions by category: Art Galleries (127), Historic Buildings (43), Other Attractions (24), Sights (15), Museums (11), Attractions for Kids (3), Parks and Gardens (2), Art and Design (1), Cafes and Delis (1), House and Garden (1), Sightseeing Tours (1), Venue Hire (1)

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Wallace Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Hertford House, Manchester Square, W1, London W1U | in W1
Free art classes and workshops, talks and tours, bring alive to visitors the varied works of art contained in the 25 galleries of the Wallace... More
 
 
 
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Burlington House, W1, London W1J | in W1
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
British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, W1, London WC1B | in W1
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, W1, London WC2H | in W1
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, W1, London W1J | in W1
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
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, W1, London SW1Y | in W1
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
 
 
 
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Wellcome Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
183 Euston Road, W1, London NW1 | in W1
A major and fascinating cultural venue, the Wellcome Collection combines three galleries: 'Medicine Man', 'Medicine Now' and 'special exhibitions'. In addition you'll find the famous... More
 
 
 
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, W1, London SE1 | in W1
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, W1, London WC2N | in W1
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
 
 
 
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Handel & Hendrix in London
London > Attractions > Museums
25 Brook Street, W1, London W1K | in W1
Handel & Hendrix in London, a beautifully restored Georgian house in Mayfair, is where the baroque composer George Frideric Handel lived from 1723 until his... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, W1, London WC1A | in W1
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, W1, London W1T | in W1
Crammed inside two townhouses (one 18th, the other 19th century) on a pretty sidestreet you'll find this historic haven for toys of all kinds. Named... More
 
 
 
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Spencer House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
27 St James's Place, W1, London SW1A | in W1
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
 
 
 
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Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, W1, London SW1A | in W1
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
 
 
 
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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, W1, London SW1Y | in W1
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
 
 
 
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Madame Tussauds
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Marylebone Road, W1, London NW1 | in W1
In 1835, Marie Tussaud - former sculptor to the court of Louis XVI - established a sideshow of waxworks of famous contemporary and historical figures... More
 
 
 
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Photographers' Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16-18 Ramillies Street, W1, London W1F | in W1
The Photographers' Gallery - Britain's leading centre for contemporary photography - emerged from a 3.6 million pound redesign in May 2012 revealing the work of... More
 
 
 
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Wellington Arch
London > Attractions > Sights
Hyde Park Corner, W1, London W1J | in W1
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
 
 
 
Wigmore Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Wigmore Street, W1, London W1U | in W1
London's best venue for chamber and solo classical music attracts an excellent selection of international musicians. Built by the... More
 
 
 
St James's Church Piccadilly
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
197 Piccadilly, W1, London W1J | in W1
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
 
 
 
Sherlock Holmes Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
221b Baker Street, W1, London NW1 | in W1
The museum is situated at the northern end of Baker Street, at the exact address of Holmes' fictional apartment. The apartment, comprising two rooms, is... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
RIBA Cafe
London > Attractions > Cafes and Delis
66 Portland Place, W1, London W1B | in W1
London’s architecture seamlessly blends the old and new world together, and there could not be a more appropriate place to admire this fluid magnificence than... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, W1, London WC2N | in W1
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
 
 
 
Royal Mews
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, W1, London SW1A | in W1
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, W1, London W1F | in W1
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, W1, London SW1 | in W1
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
 
 
 
Riflemaker Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
79 Beak Street, W1, London W1F | in W1
The Riflemaker Gallery gets its name from its location, housed as it is in a former gunmaker's workshop. It's a barely disguised conversion and it's... More
 
 
 
Faraday's Laboratory and Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, W1, London W1S | in W1
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Architectural Association School Of Architecture
London > Attractions > House and Garden
36 Bedford Square, W1, London WC1B | in W1
The Architectural Association School of Architecture, the UK's oldest school of architecture, was originally set up in 1847 and moved to Bedford Square in 1917.... More
 
 
 
Getty Images Gallery
London > Attractions
46 Eastcastle Street, W1, London W1W | in W1
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Florilegium
Concerts | On 25th June 2017 

Wigmore Hall 2 minutes walk from W1

The group performs Telemann's Suite In E Minor Tafelmusik I No 1, I. Ouverture, Fantaisie For Flute No 9 In ...More

Vienna Piano Trio
Concerts | On 25th June 2017 

Wigmore Hall 2 minutes walk from W1

The thee-piece plays Schubert's Sonatensatz In B Flat, Notturno In E Flat and Piano Trio In B Flat....More

John Robins: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 23rd July 2017 

The Phoenix 4 minutes walk from W1

Comedy, Stand-Up....More

PETER MARINO: FIRE AND WATER
Exhibitions | Until 11th August 2017 

Gagosian Gallery Davies Street 5 minutes walk from W1

Exhibitions & Art, Sculpture....More

Sunday Night At The Palladium
Exhibitions | On 25th June 2017 

London Palladium 6 minutes walk from W1

A night of variety to celebrate 300 years since the formation of the United Grand Lodge of England and in ...More

Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square
Mies van der Rohe & James Stirling: Circling the Square
Exhibitions | Until 25th June 2017 

RIBA Gallery 9 minutes walk from W1

A renewed examination of two architectural schemes proposed for the same City of London site, the Royal Institute of British ...More

 
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 20th August 2017 

Royal Academy of Arts 10 minutes walk from W1

Anyone can submit to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition which gives it a wonderful element of surprise. Over 12,000 pieces ...More

 
Annie
Annie
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

Piccadilly Theatre 12 minutes walk from W1

It's a hard-knock life in 1930s New York during the Great Depression when Miranda Hart makes her West End debut ...More

 
Royal Academy Of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Cantatas
Concerts | On 25th June 2017 

Royal Academy Of Music 12 minutes walk from W1

Student musicians perform Bach's Ich Habe Genug, Prelude And Fugue In A Minor and Weichet Nur, Betrubte Schatten, with James ...More

Cool Things
Theatre | On 25th June 2017 

Brasserie Zedel 12 minutes walk from W1

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Nobu Shoreditch
Nobu Shoreditch
Dining 

At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to ...More

 
VQ Aldgate
VQ Aldgate
Dining 

Famous for staying open 24 hours VQ is a great spot, day or night, for ...More

 
Shikumen Aldgate
Dining 

Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush, which has received Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors....More

The Ivy Tower Bridge
The Ivy Tower Bridge
Dining 

Part of the Ivy's brasserie style restaurants, this one has a rather good riverside location ...More

 
Tom Simmons
Tom Simmons
Dining 

Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise ...More

 
Rola Wala
Rola Wala
Dining 

After the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day ...More

 
Tibits Bankside
Dining 

Displaying over vegetarian 40 dishes, tibits retains its showcase centrepiece at its second London restaurant....More

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen
Dining 

The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, ...More

 
Duddell's
Duddell's
Dining 

A sibling to Duddell's in Hong Kong, akin to walking into the home of a ...More

 
Gabeto
Gabeto
Dining 

Modern brasserie in Camden Market with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef ...More

 
Hampstead Beach
Hampstead Beach
Seasonal | From 2nd July 

JW3

Summer's coming to Hampstead with an urban beach at JW3 with golden sand, free entry, ...More

 
Waiting for Godot
Theatre | From 5th September 

Arts Theatre

Samuel Beckett's controversial Waiting for Godot comes to the Arts Theatre in September. The show sees Didi and Gogo and their aching feet pass the time playing games near a tree while they wait for ...More

Venus In Fur
Venus In Fur
Theatre | From 6th October 

Haymarket Theatre Royal

David Ives' hit Broadway show Venus in Fur opens in the West End this August, ...More

 
The Majority
The Majority
Theatre | From 11th August 

National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Writer and performer Rob Drummond follows on from his acclaimed production Bullet Catch with another ...More

 
Best Beaches in London
Best Beaches in London
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There's need to leave town when you're in search of sand, feel the grains ...More

 
The Revolution will be Photocopied
The Revolution will be Photocopied
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Bishopsgate Institute

Create your own protest publication in a zine-making ...More

 
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Plywood: Material Of The Modern World
Exhibitions | From 15th July 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From hatboxes to tea chests, surfboards to aeroplanes, ...More

 
The City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | From 14th July 

Museum of London

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even ...More

 
Art Night London 2017
Art Night London 2017
Exhibitions | On 1st July 

Whitechapel Gallery

Stay up all night on Saturday 1st July for Art Night, a night of free ...More

 
Eid Festival 2017
Eid Festival 2017
Exhibitions | On 2nd July 

Trafalgar Square

Where Christians have Christmas, Muslims have Eid - which gives you an idea of how ...More

 
Barnes Film Festival
Film Events | From 29th September 

Various Venues London

The Barnes Film Festival returns for a second year in 2017, offering an alternative to the central London film festivals dominating the scene. The festival brings together the great and good of south west London's ...More

Best Places for Street Food in London
Best Places for Street Food in London
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London's street food scene has really taken ...More

 
September in London 2017
September in London 2017
Article 

The Wellcome Collection explores the relationship between graphic design and health, The London Design ...More

 
 
 
 
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