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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from W1

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
Limehouse
Limehouse
Theatre | Until 15th April 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from W1

A thrilling new drama by Steve Waters, Limehouse fictionalises a power struggle at the heart of British politics in 1981 ...More

 
The Wipers Times
Theatre | Until 13th May 2017 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from W1

Following a successful tour, Ian Hislop and Nick Hewman's The Wipers Times transfers to the West End this March to ...More

Half A Sixpence
Theatre | Until 6th May 2017 

Noel Coward Theatre 4 minutes walk from W1

Half A Sixpence, the musical adaptation of H.G. Wells's semi-autobiographical novel Kipps: The Story of a Simple Soul, is staged ...More

Don Juan In Soho
Don Juan In Soho
Theatre | Until 10th June 2017 

Wyndham's Theatre 5 minutes walk from W1

David Tennant returns to the West End this March to play the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in ...More

 
The Glass Menagerie
The Glass Menagerie
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Duke of York's Theatre 5 minutes walk from W1

Director John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and ...More

 
The Miser
The Miser
Theatre | Until 3rd June 2017 

Garrick Theatre 5 minutes walk from W1

Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy ...More

 
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

St Martin's Theatre 5 minutes walk from W1

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 
The Girls
The Girls
Theatre | Until 22nd April 2017 

Phoenix Theatre 6 minutes walk from W1

Based on the true story, film and award-winning play Calendar Girls, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, The ...More

 
Ruby Tuesdays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th March 2017 

Ku Bar 6 minutes walk from W1

DJ Sandra spins pop, chart and dance....More

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Springfest German Bier Festival
Foodie Events | On 14th April 

Alexandra Palace

The UK's largest German Bier Festival, Springfest, is back this Easter, bringing a taste of Stuttgart to Alexandra Palace....More

Rick Stein, Barnes
Rick Stein, Barnes
Dining 

Rick Stein, famous for his fish restaurants, comes to the capital for the first time, ...More

 
Vintage Borough
Vintage Borough
Dining 

Overlooking London's historic Borough Market, Vintage Borough restaurant serves guests small European plates and sharing ...More

 
parlez
parlez
Dining 

Friends Matt who runs The White Horse pub in Brixton and Louis who works for ...More

 
Lupins
Lupins
Dining 

Named after the English garden flower, Lupins is a fusion of British and global flavours ...More

 
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Comptoir Cafe & Wine
Drinking 

Smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop with around 1,000 wines from all ...More

 
Trawler Trash
Dining 

Originally home to the oldest fish and chip shop in London, Trawler Trash on Islington's Upper Street is re-invigorating the great British tradition....More

Machiya
Dining 

Japanese restaurant Machiya is by the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya....More

Quartieri
Quartieri
Dining 

Kilburn pizza restaurant comes from the guys who set up the famous Trianon Vomero pizzeria ...More

 
Radici
Radici
Dining 

An authentic Italian trattoria in Islington from celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria ...More

 
Festival Embassy
Festival Embassy
Concerts | On 25th March 

The House Of St Barnabas

In the lead up to Bestival, The House of St Barnabas has partnered with the ...More

 
Mercer & Co
Mercer & Co
Dining 

Serving salt beef and cocktails in Islington's Chapel Market....More

 
Race Horse Company: Around
Race Horse Company: Around
Theatre | From 13th April 

Jacksons Lane Theatre

Charming circus show from the Finnish company....More

 
Prosecco Springs
Prosecco Springs
Foodie Events | From 14th May 

Oval Space

London already has festivals dedicated to wine, beer and coffee and now it's the turn ...More

 
Your East End
Your East End
Kids Events | Until 19th March 

Museum of London Docklands

The Museum of London Docklands invites Londoners to explore what the East End means to ...More

 
Robotics Easter Challenge
Robotics Easter Challenge
Kids Events | From 17th April 

National Army Museum

This Easter head to the newly reopened National Army Museum and see if you can ...More

 
The Poetry Brothel
The Poetry Brothel
Theatre | On 18th March 

The Betsey Trotwood

Offering more than just poetry, the Poetry Brothel is a unique and immersive event that ...More

 
Pocahontas And After: Cultural Day
Pocahontas And After: Cultural Day
Business Events | On 18th March 

British Library

This March, the British Library explores the historic ...More

 
All About Piano! Festival
All About Piano! Festival
Concerts | From 2nd May 

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni

Launched in 2013 following the restoration of the Institut français' grand piano, All About Piano ...More

 
The Piano Brothers
The Piano Brothers
Concerts | On 2nd April 

Cine Lumiere

The closing act of this year's All About Piano! festival....More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
Feature 

Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
This weekend in London: 24th - 26th March
This weekend in London: 24th - 26th March
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Make the most of your precious time ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2019
New Hotels in London 2019
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Robert De Niro's Covent Garden luxury boutique hotel, The Wellington Hotel, opens in 2019, brought ...More

 
London 2017: Theatre (January to June)
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Damian Lewis, Imelda Staunton and Griff Rhys Jones tread the boards in London's West End in 2017. Discover the hottest theatre tickets in town with our top ...More

 
 
 
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