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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)  

 
 
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Lambeth Road, Southwark, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6HZ
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-6pm | Parts of the exhibition are closed for redevelopment until summer 2014
 
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Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 

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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times of conflict, re-opened on 19th July 2014 with a dramatic new atrium space by Fosters + Partners, and new permanent First World War Galleries, a highlight of which is a trench complete with periscopes, sounds and projections recreating what life was like behind the front line on the Western Front. Entering the museum, visitors see 'Witnesses to War', nine iconic objects including a Harrier, Spitfire and V2 rocket suspended from the ceiling. Level 1 of the transformed space presents 'Turning Points: 1934-1945' with key stories from the Second World War. 'Peace and Security' on level 2 explores contemporary conflicts from 1945 through to present day while 'Curiosities of War' on level 3 presents some of the more obscure objects in the museum's collections including a bar where the dambusters crew used to drink, and a sofa which troops in Afghanistan made out of hesco fencing. The museum also has three shops, a museum cafe run by Peyton and Byrne which opens out onto the Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, as well as new and improved visitor facilities.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Lambeth North Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Waterloo Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
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Library Street NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £62  35% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  29% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Park Plaza London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £22  21% off
6 Hercules Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
With attractions such as the London Eye and London Aquarium on its doorstep as well as Covent Garden and the West End just a short walk ... More
 
 
 
 
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 12 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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. The ... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
 
 
 
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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 19 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public. Visitors ... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 
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St George's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
One of two cathedrals in Southwark, St George's Cathedral opened in 1848 as the first Catholic cathedral in the UK after the Reformation. The impressive building ... More
 
 
 
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Oasis Farm Waterloo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
18 Carlisle Lane, SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
This half-acre farm transforms a strip of wasteland in Waterloo into a garden and a haven for ... More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Crockatt and Powell
London > Shopping > Books
119-120 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
If you hate the commercial, branded feel of mega bookshops like Waterstones and Borders this one's a treat. Crockatt and Powell is an independent bookshop that ... More
 
 
 
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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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82 kennington road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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6 Hercules Rd, SE1 | 5 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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89 Westminster Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 20 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 21 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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The Duke of Sussex
London > Nightlife > Pubs
23 Baylis Road, SE1 | 7 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Part of Hippo Inns, The Duke of Sussex overlooking Waterloo Millennium Green gives locals a warm and welcoming place to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 9 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Elba
London > Nightlife > Bars
Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 9 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. ... More
 
 
 
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Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
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London County Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside Building, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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