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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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IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
DATES  27th April to 3rd September 2017
Part of Syria: A Conflict Explored - a series of exhibitions and events reflecting on the ongoing conflict in Syria - Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria at the Imperial War Museum is the first UK exhibition of photographs by the Russian documentary photographer. Bringing together colour prints and digital media, the exhibition will feature Assad's S... More about this event
 
People Power: Fighting For PeacePeople Power: Fighting For PeacePeople Power: Fighting For PeaceThe Imperial War Museum explores how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict with its new exhibition, People Power: Fighting for Peace. Taking a journey from the First World War to the present day, the exhibition brings together over 300 objects, including paintings, literature, posters, banners and music, to tell the story2017-04-28T10:00:00+01002017-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  Adult £10, child £5, concession £7, members Free
DATES  23rd March to 28th August 2017
The Imperial War Museum explores how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict with its new exhibition, People Power: Fighting for Peace. Taking a journey from the First World War to the present day, the exhibition brings together over 300 objects, including paintings, literature, posters, banners and music, to tell the story... More about this event
 
 

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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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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  38% 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 £74  33% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 5 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
Park Plaza London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  36% 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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Newport Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Newport Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking ... More
 
 
 
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People Power: Fighting For Peace
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd March to 28th August 2017
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The Imperial War Museum explores how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict with its new exhibition, People Power: Fighting for Peace. Taking ...More
 
 
 
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Edmund Clark: War Of Terror
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th July 2016 to 28th August 2017 - 10am-6pm
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
A thought-provoking and immersive exhibition by the artist-photographer, which explores the hidden experiences of state control during the Global War On Terror....More
 
 
 
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Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th April to 3rd September 2017
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Part of Syria: A Conflict Explored - a series of exhibitions and events reflecting on the ongoing conflict in Syria - Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on ...More
 
 
 
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The Vaults, Launcelot Street
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Launcelot Street, SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The Vaults is a multi-disciplinary arts space located in underneath Waterloo station. The space features 30,000 sq ft of accessible, flexible and delectable Victorian brickwork ... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From John ... More
 
 
 
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 
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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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I Knit London
London > Shopping > Clothing
106 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Stocking a wide range of yarns, needles, patterns and accessories, I Knit London started as a knitting community in Vauxhall in January 2006, meeting at the ... More
 
 
 
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Koza Restaurant and Bar
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
82 kennington road, Lambeth, London SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Turkish Cuisine... More
 
 
 
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Cotto
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
89 Westminster Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Masters Super Fish
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
191 Waterloo Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 21 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 26 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 6 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
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Garden Museum
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the ... More
 
 
 
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London Marriott Hotel County Hall Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Fancy detoxing in the building where the Greater London Council used to run the city? The Spa at the London Marriott County ... 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)
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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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)
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
 
 
 
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The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 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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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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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 13 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... 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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London Eye Venue Hire
London > Business > Venue Hire
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 15 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
The London Eye (or Millennium Wheel) elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the ... More
 
 
 
 

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Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria
Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

Part of Syria: A Conflict Explored - a series of exhibitions and events reflecting on the ongoing conflict in Syria ...More

 
People Power: Fighting For Peace
People Power: Fighting For Peace
Exhibitions | Until 28th August 2017 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The Imperial War Museum explores how peace movements have influenced perceptions of war and conflict with its new exhibition, ...More

 
The Gallery
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th April 2017 

Ministry of Sound 8 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

The Australian duo Nervo, with Pink Panda, bring dance and electronica to The Box....More

Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead
Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Old Vic Theatre 8 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

The play that made Tom Stoppard's name overnight, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead is staged at The Old Vic for ...More

 
Perc Trax: Bitter Music
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th April 2017 

Corsica Studios 9 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Techno in room one from Perc & Truss, James Ruskin, John Heckle and Stranger, alongside hardcore, grime, bass, ambient and ...More

Not So Secret Society London #4
Comedy | On 28th April 2017 

The Artworks Elephant 9 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

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Alice's Adventures Underground
Alice's Adventures Underground
Theatre | Until 10th September 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 10 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Les Enfants Terribles and ebp's Olivier Award nominated wonderland, a huge hit here at the the Vaults deep underneath Waterloo ...More

 
Underbelly Festival
Underbelly Festival
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Jubilee Gardens 13 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

This year, the Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground merge together to form the Underbelly Festival. Taking place in the same ...More

 
London Philharmonic Orchestra: Time Becomes Space
Concerts | On 28th April 2017 

Southbank Centre 15 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

John Mauceri conducts a performance of Bach's Prelude And Fugue In E Flat, orch. Schoenberg, Hindemith's Nobilissima Visione Suite, Wagner's ...More

Film Scores Live
Film Scores Live
Concerts | Until 25th June 2017 

Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall 15 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Starting in October 2016, Southbank Centre presents Film Scores Live, a year-long series that shines a light on some of ...More

 

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