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 House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its... More
 
 
 
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the... More
 
 
 
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Hauser & Wirth
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
23 Savile Row, W1B | 16 minutes walk from British Museum
Hauser & Wirth , the gallery set up by art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth, opened its first London gallery in 2003 on Piccadilly.... More
 
 
 
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 16 minutes walk from British Museum
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened... More
 
 
 
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Halcyon Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
144-146 New Bond Street, W1S | 18 minutes walk from British Museum
One of the largest and most spectacular gallery spaces in London, Halcyon Gallery's magnificent flagship gallery at 144-146 New Bond Street is a five-storey, 12,000... More
 
 
 
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Handel & Hendrix in London
London > Attractions > Museums
25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K | 18 minutes walk from British Museum
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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Halcyon Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
29 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London W1S | 18 minutes walk from British Museum
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, Halcyon Gallery is one of Europe's leading art galleries, representing some of the finest contemporary painters and sculptors working... More
 
 
 
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 18 minutes walk from British Museum
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 19 minutes walk from British Museum
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
 
 
 
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 19 minutes walk from British Museum
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
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 19 minutes walk from British Museum
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
 
 
 
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House of Illustration
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Granary Square, King's Cross, London N1C | 23 minutes walk from British Museum
House of Illustration, the first permanent home of the charity of the same name, opened in Granary Square, King's Cross, in summer 2014 with an... More
 
 
 
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Houses of Parliament
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret's Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 26 minutes walk from British Museum
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
 
 
 
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House of Lords
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 26 minutes walk from British Museum
The Upper House of the British Parliament, the House of Lords is part of the Palace of Westminster, more commonly known as the Houses of... More
 
 
 
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Host Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Honduras Street, City, London EC1Y | 26 minutes walk from British Museum
Host was established in 2005 by Jon Levy, director of foto8, and Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures. Photojournalism - from classical black and white... More
 
 
 
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Hunter Penrose
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
32 Southwark Street, SE1 | 34 minutes walk from British Museum
A beautiful old brick factory next to a blue railway bridge just off Southwark Street, this was once the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Heron Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
110 Bishopsgate, City, London EC2N | 37 minutes walk from British Museum
When it was completed in March 2011 Heron Tower was the tallest building in the City of London, a title soon snatched from it by... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Square
London > Attractions
N1 | 2 miles from British Museum
Home to some of east London's hottest restaurants and bars. ... More
 
 
 
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 2.1 miles from British Museum
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop... More
 
 
 
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Haggerston School
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Weymouth Terrace, Hackney, London E2 | 2.5 miles from British Museum
The only secondary school designed by celebrated modernist architect Erno Goldfinger Haggerston School was built between 1962 and 1965 and extensively modernised and refurbished between... More
 
 
 
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Hoxton Docks
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
55 Laburnum Street, E2 | 2.7 miles from British Museum
Canal side venue for hire, the ex coal storage facility makes a unique wedding venue and has work live spaces for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, London E2 | 2.7 miles from British Museum
This inner city site next to Haggerston Park was used as a farm as far back as the early 1800s when fresh produce was grown... More
 
 
 
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Hampstead Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
New End Square, NW3 | 3.4 miles from British Museum
Housed on the first floor of Burgh House, Hampstead Museum charts the history of the north London borough from prehistoric times to today. Redesigned in... More
 
 
 
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Holland Park
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Holland Park Avenue / Kensington High Street, Holland Park, London W8 | 3.5 miles from British Museum
Small, pretty park in west London. Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Highgate Cemetery
London > Attractions > Sights
Swains Lane, N6 | 3.6 miles from British Museum
Wild woodland Victorian cemetery. Perched at the top of the winding and woody Swain’s Lane, close to Highgate village with its soaring views over the city,... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hampstead Heath
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
NW3 | 3.8 miles from British Museum
The wildest of London's parks, Hampstead Heath has fields to run in, long grass to roll in, woods to hide in and, most famously, ponds... More
 
 
 
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Here East Olympic Park
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Olympic Park, E20 | 4.9 miles from British Museum
On the site of the Press Centre for the 2012 Olympics, Here East ... More
 
 
 
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The House Mill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Three Mill Lane, E3 | 5.2 miles from British Museum
The Grade II listed House Mill is the largest and most powerful of the four remaining tidal mills in Britain. The brick clad, five storey... More
 
 
 
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Hopewell Square
London > Attractions
E14 | 5.8 miles from British Museum
Public square within City Island in east London, home to English National Ballet and English National Ballet School.... 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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