Attractions in Central London  

 

Central London Attractions by category: Art Galleries (183), Historic Buildings (150), Other Attractions (59), Museums (45), Sights (39), Attractions for Kids (13), Parks and Gardens (7), Boats and Bridges (5), Sightseeing Tours (4), Activities for Kids (1), Art and Design (1), Boats (1), House and Garden (1), Venue Hire (1)

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Wallace Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Central London, London W1U | in Central London
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
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect... More
 
 
 
Royal Academy of Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Burlington House, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
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
 
 
 
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Central London, London WC1B | in Central London
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
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, Central London, London WC2H | in Central London
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
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Central London, London WC2A | in Central London
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage.... More
 
 
 
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Apsley House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, Central London, London W1J | in Central London
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, Central London, London SW1Y | in Central London
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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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, Central London, London EC2Y | in Central London
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tower Hill, Central London, London EC3N | in Central London
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Central London, London EC2Y | in Central London
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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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Central London, London WC1N | in Central London
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired... More
 
 
 
Benjamin Franklin House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Craven Street, Central London, London WC2N | in Central London
This Georgian terraced house was the London base of the great American statesman and key founder of the United States, Benjamin Franklin between 1757... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, Central London, London EC2 | in Central London
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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Wellcome Collection
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
183 Euston Road, Central London, London NW1 | in Central London
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, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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, Central London, London WC2N | in Central London
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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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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... More
 
 
 
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, Central London, London EC2R | in Central London
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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Handel & Hendrix in London
London > Attractions > Museums
25 Brook Street, Central London, London W1K | in Central London
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 Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Central London, London WC1N | in Central London
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now... More
 
 
 
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
63 Wells Street, Central London, London WC1A | in Central London
Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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... More
 
 
 
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Central London, London SE1 | in Central London
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
 
 
 
Banqueting House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, Central London, London SW1A | in Central London
In its heyday Banqueting House (the only surviving section of Whitehall Palace) was the largest royal palace in Europe and continues to host many royal... More
 
 
 
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Westminster Abbey
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Dean's Yard, Central London, London SW1P | in Central London
Most famous nowadays as the venue for royal weddings - including the marriage of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011 - Westminster Abbey is... More
 
 
 
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Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Central London, London W1T | in Central London
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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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, Central London, London EC4M | in Central London
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of... More
 
 
 

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London Design Biennale 2021
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2021 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Central London

Designers, innovators and curators from almost 50 countries gather at Somerset House for an immersive exhibition of artworks, installations and ...More

After Life
Theatre | Until 24th July 2021 

National Theatre: Dorfman 4 minutes walk from Central London

Jeremy Herrin directs National Theatre's co-production with Headlong of Jack Thorne's philosophical drama set in a bureaucratic waiting room between ...More

Igshaan Adams: Kicking Dust
Exhibitions | Until 25th July 2021 

The Hayward Gallery 4 minutes walk from Central London

Drawing inspiration from indigenous dance, the South African artist's first solo exhibition is a single immersive environment populated largely with ...More

Matthew Barney: Redoubt
Exhibitions | Until 25th July 2021 

The Hayward Gallery 4 minutes walk from Central London

The artist's first solo museum presentation in the UK in over a decade boasts the UK premiere of the feature-length ...More

Ryoji Ikeda
Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2021 

180 The Strand 4 minutes walk from Central London

Labyrinth-like spaces of 180 Studios host the largest exhibition of the Japanese visual and sound artist's work: a multi-sensory exploration ...More

Samson Kambalu: Black Jack
Exhibitions | Until 5th September 2021 

Southbank Centre 5 minutes walk from Central London

The Malawi-born artist's remixed flags, which play with ideas of national and individual sovereignty, are strung around Southbank Centre Square ...More

Cruise
Theatre | Until 13th June 2021 

Duchess Theatre 5 minutes walk from Central London

Bronagh Lagan directs Jack Holden's one-man celebration of queer culture, which pays musical and spoken word tribute to the veterans ...More

Alyssa, Memoirs Of A Queen!
Theatre | Until 13th June 2021 

Vaudeville Theatre 5 minutes walk from Central London

RuPaul's Drag Race favourite Alyssa Edwards tongue pops into the West End for one week only with a high-kicking autobiographical ...More

Conversations With God: Jan Matejko's Copernicus
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2021 

National Gallery 9 minutes walk from Central London

On loan from Krakow's historic Jagiellonian University, Polish artist Jan Matejko's huge painting Astronomer Copernicus depicts mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus ...More

Sensing The Unseen: Step Into Gossaert's 'Adoration'
Exhibitions | Until 13th June 2021 

National Gallery 9 minutes walk from Central London

Use gesture-based interaction to embark on a multimedia journey into Jan Gossaert's 500-year-old masterpiece The Adoration Of The Kings, which ...More

 
 
 
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