IWM London (Imperial War Museums)  

 
 
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Lambeth Road, Southwark, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6HZ
 
 
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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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Moments Of SilenceMoments Of SilenceAn immersive installation exploring origins, history and future of remembrance rituals, created by the Tony and Olivier Award-winning artists 59 Productions.2019-03-21T10:00:00+00002019-03-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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Moments Of Silence
African SoldierAfrican SoldierExhibitions & Art, Installation.2019-03-21T10:00:00+00002019-03-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
IWM London (Imperial War Museums),   Lambeth Road  Elephant and Castle    SE1 6HZ
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Lambeth North Tube Station
 
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Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
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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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Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £47  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  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 £86  26% 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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African Soldier
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st September 2018 to 31st March 2019 - 10am-6pm
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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Moments Of Silence
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st November 2018 to 31st March 2019 - 10am-6pm
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, SE1 | Same location as IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
An immersive installation exploring origins, history and future of remembrance rituals, created by the Tony and Olivier Award-winning artists 59 Productions....More
 
 
 
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Jeremy Cooper And Kennardphillipps
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st to 23rd and 28th to 30th Mar 2019 - 2pm-6pm
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), 123 Kennington Road, SE11 | 3 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
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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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Lower Marsh Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
On weekdays a street food market runs along Lower Marsh displaying a diverse range of global food for all tastes, from Italian ... 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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Florentine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
6 Hercules Rd, SE1 | 5 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Bringing all-day dining to Lambeth, Florentine is ideal for everything from breakfast and brunch through to lunch, dinner and evening drinks. The vast, sleek venue brings ... 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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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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Archbishop's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lambeth Palace Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
This immaculate 10 acre park is the largest green space on the Southbank. Once part of Lambeth Palaces private gardens, Archbishop Tait originally donated the ... More
 
 
 
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 8 minutes from IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... 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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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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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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Jeremy Cooper And Kennardphillipps
Exhibitions | Until 30th March 2019 

Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art 3 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

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The American Clock
The American Clock
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

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

Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play, The American Clock, comes to The Old Vic this February. Presented by visionary director Rachel Chavkin ...More

 
The Rubenstein Kiss
The Rubenstein Kiss
Theatre | Until 13th April 2019 

Southwark Playhouse 9 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Ruby Bentall, best known for playing Verity in the BBC's Poldark, takes on the role of Esther Rubenstein in The ...More

 
Billy Bishop Goes To War
Theatre | Until 6th April 2019 

Southwark Playhouse 9 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Proud Haddock's production is a tribute to and a biography of the First World War Canadian fighter pilot. Written and ...More

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

The Young Vic 9 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Following his success with The Motherfucker with the Hat at the National Theatre back in 2015, Stephen Adly Guirgis returns ...More

 
Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Mandela: The Official Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

26 Leake Street 10 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Following on from the Southbank Centre's centenary exhibition last year, another Nelson Mandela Exhibition comes to London in 2019. Taking ...More

 
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Rainforest Adventure: SEA LIFE London
Exhibitions | Until 24th March 2019 

Sea Life London Aquarium 13 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Opening to the public on 24th March 2018, just in time for the Easter holidays, Rainforest Adventure brings the UK's ...More

 
Witness For The Prosecution
Witness For The Prosecution
Theatre | Until 29th March 2020 

The Debating Chamber, County Hall 13 minutes walk from Iwm London (imperial War Museums)

Set the Debating Chamber of London's County Hall - a room which resembles a courtroom in every way - Lucy ...More

 
Kader Attia: The Museum Of Emotion
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

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

Using a wide range of media, Attia explores the ways in which Western colonialism has shaped not only how we ...More

Soundpit
Soundpit
Kids Events | Until 2nd June 2019 

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

An interactive musical instrument from artist Di Mainstone, with giant sandpits which are brought to life with graphics, sounds, and ...More

 

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