Sights and Attractions near British Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Selected galleries are open late Thu & Fri | Closed 1 January, Good Friday, 24, 25, 26 December
 
PRICES
FREE | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current... More
 
 
 
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Bolivar Hall at Venezuelan Embassy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
54-56 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
Part of the Venezuelan cultural complex located at 54 Grafton Way in Fitzrovia, London, Bolivar Hall first opened its doors to the public in 1986... More
 
 
 
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BBC Broadcasting House
London > Attractions > Sights
2-22 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 15 minutes walk from British Museum
BBC HQ and home, in particular, to the BBC's famous Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House is an iconic building in Portland Place. This purpose-built broadcast centre,... More
 
 
 
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 15 minutes walk from British Museum
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo... More
 
 
 
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 15 minutes walk from British Museum
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
 
 
 
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Bowman Sculpture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 18 minutes walk from British Museum
Bowman Sculpture in St James's is a presitgious gallery where art collectors with deep pockets can get their hands on an original Rodin. Specialising in... More
 
 
 
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Baker Street Quarter
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Baker Street, W1U | 24 minutes walk from British Museum
Taking in the charming streets of Marylebone, from Baker Street Station to Wigmore Street, Baker Street Quarter covers an attractive... More
 
 
 
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 25 minutes walk from British Museum
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the... More
 
 
 
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Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 26 minutes walk from British Museum
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 27 minutes walk from British Museum
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and... More
 
 
 
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Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 27 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 27 minutes walk from British Museum
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 27 minutes walk from British Museum
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So... More
 
 
 
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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 30 minutes walk from British Museum
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 32 minutes walk from British Museum
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
 
 
 
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Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 33 minutes walk from British Museum
Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together... More
 
 
 
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Broadgate Ice Rink
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 2 miles from British Museum
London's longest-running outdoor ice rink, Broadgate Ice Rink, can be found between mid November and the end of February in Exchange Square, only a couple... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.3 miles from British Museum
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.4 miles from British Museum
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian... More
 
 
 
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Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2.4 miles from British Museum
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Power Station
London > Attractions > Sights
Circus West, Sopwith Way, Battersea, London SW8 | 2.7 miles from British Museum
The masterpiece of architect Giles Gilbert Scott, the Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has taken on an iconic status in the capital. With its... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
4 Battersea Park Road, SW8 | 2.9 miles from British Museum
Helping out man's best friend since 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has become a national institution. It has played a part in several historical... More
 
 
 
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Battersea Park Children's Zoo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 3.2 miles from British Museum
Battersea Park Children's Zoo is home to a host of glorious creatures. There are farmyard animals, lemurs, otters and monkeys, as well as peacocks which... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brunel Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 3.4 miles from British Museum
Within the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the world's first subaqueous tunnel built by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel assisted... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burgh House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
New End Square, NW3 | 3.4 miles from British Museum
Set in the heart of Hampstead Village, Burgh House is a Queen Anne, Grade I listed, building with a terraced garden and licensed basement buttery... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Block 336
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
336 Brixton Road, SW9 | 3.5 miles from British Museum
Founded in October 2011, Block 336 is an artist-run project space, studio provider and UK registered charity. Located in Brixton, the gallery has... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 3.6 miles from British Museum
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetery was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 4.5 miles from British Museum
Brixton Hill was still relatively rural when the Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 by John Muggeridge and Sons and the area remained largely agricultural... More
 
 
 
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Balfron Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St. Leonards Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5.1 miles from British Museum
Commissioned by London County Council, Balfron Tower, was designed by Erno Goldfinger as "a beacon of social housing in 1968" (The Guardian). This 27 storey... More
 
 
 
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Brooks Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Skeltons Lane Recreation Ground, 135 Skeltons Lane, E10 | 6.1 miles from British Museum
Part of Capel Manor College, Brooks Farm, is a place to study and it's also a wonderful visitor's attraction with goats, sheep and... More
 
 
 
 
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Current Rising
Concerts | Until 17th January 2021 

Linbury Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

Four people at a time wear virtual reality head sets and embark on a 15-minute multisensory opera experience inspired by ...More

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
Comedy | Until 16th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

Deadpan, black humour and one-liners from the British TV favourite, known for his role as host of 8 Out Of ...More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 27th March 2021 

Fortune Theatre 9 minutes walk from British Museum

One of the less well-known West End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses ...More

 
Les Miserables - The Staged Concert
Theatre | Until 28th February 2021 

Sondheim Theatre 11 minutes walk from British Museum

A limited six-week run of an intimate concert staging of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 11 minutes walk from British Museum

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Wellcome Collection: Being Human
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 11 minutes walk from British Museum

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
Hello, Dolly!
Hello, Dolly!
Theatre | Until 6th March 2021 

Adelphi Theatre 11 minutes walk from British Museum

Multi Olivier and BAFTA Award winning Imelda Staunton plays meddlesome socialite turned matchmaker Dolly Levi, taking the title role in ...More

 
Mischief Movie Night
Comedy | Until 31st January 2021 

Vaudeville Theatre 12 minutes walk from British Museum

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, return to their comedy roots with an improvised movie live on ...More

Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 18th April 2021 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 12 minutes walk from British Museum

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

 
 
 
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