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Museum of LondonExperience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern museum boasting over 1.1 million objects. Following a £20 million redesign, the five lower Galleries of Modern London take you through the history of the city from the Great Fire of London in 1666 to the present day. Historic pieces on view include precious books, mock-up city streets and vintage cars - the grandest of which is the Lord Mayor's State Coach, still used in the annual Lord Mayor's Show. The galleries include displays as diverse as a reconstructed Georgian pleasure garden and a World City space, where museum items reveal London's post-1914 history through changing tastes in fashion, mobile phones and, moving into the twentieth century, the Art Deco lift from Selfridges department store. In the Sackler Hall, LED lights display facts and figures on interesting topics like London's energy demands or homeless population. The museum has four permanent galleries displaying the story of London from prehistoric times up until the early Stuart period. A chain of chronological galleries guide visitors from 450,000 BC to the founding of Londinium in AD50 and you can even see the old bones of a skeleton aged between 5640 and 5100 years old. Among the 47,000 objects from Roman London are some stunning marble sculptures from the Temple of Mithras which show how this great empire paved the way for the city as we know it. Don't miss fragments of the old London Wall located just outside the museum.

 

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Reforming Corporate GovernanceReforming Corporate GovernanceLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-01-23T18:00:00+00002019-01-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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How To Be A Shakespearean AtheistHow To Be A Shakespearean AtheistLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-01-24T18:00:00+00002019-01-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Evolution Since Sir Thomas GreshamEvolution Since Sir Thomas GreshamLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-01-29T18:00:00+00002019-01-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Evolution Since Sir Thomas Gresham
50 Years Of Lunar Exploration50 Years Of Lunar ExplorationLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-01-30T13:00:00+00002019-01-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Architecture, Images and Image-Making under the StuartsArchitecture, Images and Image-Making under the StuartsLiterary & Education, Talk.2019-01-30T18:00:00+00002019-01-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Architecture, Images and Image-Making under the Stuarts
Ruskin At 200Ruskin At 200Literary & Education, Lecture.2019-02-04T13:00:00+00002019-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Gresham's WorldGresham's WorldLiterary & Education, Lecture.2019-02-06T18:00:00+00002019-02-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Gresham's World
Music Made Of Listening: Communities Of Listeners From String Quartets To Jazz Groups To OrchestrasMusic Made Of Listening: Communities Of Listeners From String Quartets To Jazz Groups To OrchestrasLiterary & Education, Lecture.2019-02-11T18:00:00+00002019-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Music Made Of Listening: Communities Of Listeners From String Quartets To Jazz Groups To Orchestras
Maths in the City: Future CitiesMaths in the City: Future CitiesLiterary & Education, Lecture.2019-02-12T13:00:00+00002019-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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Maths in the City: Future Cities
Computer Vision: Machines That SeeComputer Vision: Machines That SeeLiterary & Education, Lecture.2019-02-12T18:00:00+00002019-02-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  39% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 6 minutes from Museum of London
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £87  27% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 7 minutes from Museum of London
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  31% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 8 minutes from Museum of London
Perfectly located in the heart of London's financial district, yet moments away from the delights of the West End, the Grange St Paul's mixes contemporary style ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Museums nearest Museum of London

Nearest to Museum of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 8 minutes from Museum of 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 England ... More
 
 
 
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 15 minutes from Museum of London
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks the ... More
 
 
 
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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 16 minutes from Museum of London
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c . 1850. ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Museum of London

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Museum of London
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Museum of London
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Museum of 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 design. ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 3 minutes from Museum of 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 get ... More
 
 
 
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Reforming Corporate Governance
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 6pm-7pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall, EC2Y | Same location as Museum of London
Literary & Education, Talk....More
 
 
 
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - 7.30pm
Museum of London, Silk Street, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Museum of London
Sakari Oramo conducts Richard Causton's Ik Zeg: Nu (I Say: Now), Schumann's Cello Concerto and Brahms's Symphony No 3, with cellist Steven Isserlis....More
 
 
 
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Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd to 26th Jan 2019
Museum of London, Silk Street, EC2Y | 3 minutes from Museum of London
From France, Theatre de l'Entrouvert's puppet theatre piece, Anywhere, is loosely based on Oedipus On The Road by Henry Bauchau. It plays at The Pit as ...More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Museum of London
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Museum of London
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 3 minutes from Museum of London
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Museum of London
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Museum of London
We love the average Ted Baker store but with Ted Baker & Friends the cool fashion label has taken the shopping experience one step further - ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Chimes Music Shop
London > Shopping > Music Shops
Cromwell Tower, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Museum of London
Tucked away near the Barbican multi-arts centre and the world-renowned Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chimes Music is in illustrious company. Since opening in 1983 ... More
 
 
 
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Museum of London
For tenants of Smithfield Market getting up in the dark is the nothing out of the ordinary; with the market opening at 4am these hard ... More
 
 
 
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London Wall Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | Same location as Museum of London
Restaurateurs Ben and Hugo Warner (the boys who first came to our attention with Benugo) are the duo behind the London Wall Bar & Kitchen, the ... More
 
 
 
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LINO
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
90 Bartholomew Close, EC1A | 2 minutes from Museum of London
A stone's throw from St Bart's Hospital, tucked behind Smithfield Market, LINO is a bar and ... More
 
 
 
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Pizza Express
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
125 Alban Gate, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Museum of London
Pizza Express has become something of a London institution. Serving consistently excellent Italian pizzas quickly in pleasant unfussy surroundings, this is always a convenient and acceptable ... More
 
 
 
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Near Museum of London
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from Museum of London
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Museum of London
This gorgeous 18th century Grade I listed Hawksmoor church is one of a number of London churches which has, in recent years, been converted into a ... More
 
 
 
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Career Energy
London > Education > Career Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 12 minutes from Museum of London
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Postman's Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | 1 minute from Museum of London
Bounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 5 minutes from Museum of London
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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London Dance Academy
London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Museum of London
London Dance Academy is a dance studio in the middle of the City, five minutes' walk from Old Street and Barbican, which offers dance classes and ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London Museum of London.
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Museum of London
One of the oldest pubs in Smithfield, The Old Red Cow has stood on this spot on Long Lane since the year dot. Steeped in history, ... More
 
 
 
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Fox & Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Museum of London
This renovated traditional pub in the heart of Clerkenwell has been serving the traders of nearby Smithfields Market for years. Under the Malmaison umbrella - the ... More
 
 
 
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The Duke and Duchess
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 7 minutes from Museum of London
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 3 minutes from Museum of London
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team ... More
 
 
 
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Museum of London
This chain of glamorous cocktail bars is a great spot for after work drinks and big nights out, with regular happy hours and drink deals. There ... More
 
 
 
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Simmons Farringdon
London > Nightlife > Bars
105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 5 minutes from Museum of London
The rapidly expanding Simmons Group has cracked the code when it comes to running a successful drinking spot with its bars (13 and counting) opening up ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Museum of London.
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Plaisterers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Museum of London
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Museum of London
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Brewers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Museum of London
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Living Design
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2019 

Barbican Centre 3 minutes walk from Museum Of London

Carmela Kantorowicz and Stephanie Wilkinson exhibit a selection of their latest ceramics, art and furnishings designs....More

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 23rd January 2019 

Barbican Centre 3 minutes walk from Museum Of London

Sakari Oramo conducts Richard Causton's Ik Zeg: Nu (I Say: Now), Schumann's Cello Concerto and Brahms's Symphony No 3, with ...More

Making Music Together
Exhibitions | Until 23rd March 2019 

Barbican Centre 3 minutes walk from Museum Of London

This exhibition features quotes, posters and film from Making Music member groups and a specially commissioned series of portraits of ...More

Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
Theatre de l'Entrouvert: Anywhere
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

Barbican The Pit 3 minutes walk from Museum Of London

From France, Theatre de l'Entrouvert's puppet theatre piece, Anywhere, is loosely based on Oedipus On The Road by Henry Bauchau. ...More

 
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Modern Couples: Art, Intimacy And The Avant-Garde
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

Barbican Centre 3 minutes walk from Museum Of London

An exploration of how relationships can become a playground for activity, Modern Couples puts the work of over 40 artist ...More

 
Feliks Topolski: Drawing Debden
Exhibitions | Until 31st July 2019 

Bank of England Museum 8 minutes walk from Museum Of London

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Baal
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

Bridewell Theatre 9 minutes walk from Museum Of London

Theatre, Non-Professional Theatre....More

Macbeth
Theatre | Until 2nd February 2019 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 13 minutes walk from Museum Of London

Robert Hastie, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, directs this production of Shakespeare's sinister Scottish play staged at the Sam Wanamaker ...More

Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Pierre Bonnard: The Colour Of Memory
Exhibitions | Until 6th May 2019 

Tate Modern 14 minutes walk from Museum Of London

A major exhibition of works by French painter Pierre Bonnard, a friend and contemporary Henri Matisse, known for his unconventional ...More

 
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

Tate Modern 14 minutes walk from Museum Of London

A free, year-long exhibition at Tate Modern, Magic Realism: Art in Weimar Germany 1919-33 explores German art in the period ...More

 

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3 Little Pig Tails
Theatre | From 20th February 

Little Angel Studios

A new take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs, this funny French ...More

 
The Boy and the Mermaid
The Boy and the Mermaid
Theatre | From 18th February 

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Join three shanty singing fishermen as they weave a tale of musical merfolk, menacing monsters ...More

 
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Valentine's An Evening with the Stars
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Share a romantic evening under the stars at ...More

 
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Winner of Best Family Show at Vault Festival 2018, One Duck Down returns to the ...More

 
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Royal Opera: Katya Kabanova
Concerts | From 4th February 

Royal Opera House

Richard Jones's production of Janacek's intense opera, conducted by Edward Garnder, about an unhappily married woman enticed by another man. Sung in Czech with English surtitles....More

The Monstrous Child
The Monstrous Child
Concerts | From 21st February 

Linbury Theatre

Gavin Higgins's first opera, adapted by Francesca Simon from her darkly humorous young adult novel, ...More

 
Prince Charming
Prince Charming
Theatre | From 8th February 

Little Angel Theatre

A musical for children exploring anxiety and how to cope with it....More

 
Mole & Gecko: The Show
Mole & Gecko: The Show
Theatre | On 16th February 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre

Poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko create their own original songs for rap musical Mole ...More

 
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Grace Regan's all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics....More

 
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Neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani....More

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Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus
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In the city where the first Hard Rock ...More

 
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Boki Seven Dials
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Serving Allpress coffee and natural teas by day, cocktails and craft beer, Boki is an ...More

 
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Darcie & May Green
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It's hard to miss Darcie & May, two colourful canal boats designed by the godfather ...More

 
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