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Daily 10am-5pm | Closed 24-26 Dec
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The Postal Museum and Mail RailExplore the history of the Royal Mail at The Postal Museum where you can go on an underground adventure through narrow tunnels not used since 2003. Opened in 2017, the museum's Mail Rail takes you on a 15-minute journey through the original 100-year-old rail network which runs from Whitechapel in east London to Paddington in the west. On the way you'll discover, through a theatrical audiovisual show, how this hidden labyrinth was considered so clandestine that it was used to hide the Rosetta Stone during the First World War. In the main galleries the history of Royal Mail is revealed and shows how intrepid postal workers used to gallop 217 miles in a week on horseback to deliver the mail for Elizabeth I. For younger visitors, aged under 8, Sorted! is a great postal-themed play space where little ones can sort the mail and explore a mini city.

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Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £54† 29% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £108† 25% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 9 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £87† 21% off
Coram Street, WC1N | 9 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
This is a smart, modern hotel located in one of the Capital's oldest and most beautiful areas. Bloomsbury is a great place to stay since it's ... More
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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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 two ... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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 tells ... More
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
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Lambs Conduit Street
London > Attractions >
WC1N | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
This charming Bloomsbury shopping street, linking Coram's Fields to Theobald's Road, follows an old route to Lamb's Conduit. Some of the ... More
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The Enchanted Interior
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 13th March to 14th June 2020 - Various Times
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, EC2P | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Works by over 50 artists that draw upon the historic depiction of women in enclosed and ornate spaces, including contemporary works which 'speak back' to the ...More
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Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 18th March to 20th June 2020
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, 10 Trinity Square, EC3P | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Get a glimpse into the unseen world of the late Karl Lagerfeld and his work at one of the world's leading fashion houses. Combining high fashion ...More
Wil Finn and Rosie Calvert
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 14th September 2020 - 7.30pm
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H | 7 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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London Welsh Centre
London > Entertainment >
157-163 Gray's Inn Road, WC1X | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
A cultural and community centre on Grays Inn Road the London Welsh Centre has been promoting Welsh culture and language in London since ... More
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
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ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
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The People's Supermarket
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Rumour has it that The People's Supermarket fought off Tesco this a site on Lamb's Conduit Street, one of London's most independently spirited neighbourhoods. The sight ... More
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The Pakenham Arms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 Pakenham street, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 1 minute from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
British Cuisine... More
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La Dame de Pic
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
10 Trinity Square, EC3P | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the fourth female chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars, and the only ... More
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Mei Ume
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, EC3P | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
With a name inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom, it's befitting that Mei Ume is beautifully decorated with a hand-embroidered silk screen ... More
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 8 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 7 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
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The Easton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
22 Easton Street, Clerkenwell, London WC1X0DS | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Freezing cold and slightly wet, we took shelter in this welcoming pub for a bite to eat... but they practically had to roll us out of ... More
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The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without the ... More
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Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
... More
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
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Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 8 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers a ... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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 tells ... More
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Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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Bleeding Heart Yard
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Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 9 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows
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Exhibitions | Until 20th June 2020 

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Langlands & Bell: Degrees of Truth
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Fortune Theatre 16 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

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On Happiness
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Wellcome Collection 17 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

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Wellcome Collection: Being Human
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Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2021 

Wellcome Collection 17 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

Replacing Medicine Now as a permanent display at the Wellcome Collection, Being Human is a free exhibition which takes a ...More

 
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt
Theatre | Until 31st October 2020 

Dominion Theatre 17 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 2nd May 2021 

Duchess Theatre 18 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
In the Blood
In the Blood
Theatre | Until 6th June 2020 

The Donmar Warehouse 18 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

The first production in Michael Longhurst's second season as artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse will be Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori ...More

 
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Hidden London: The Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2021 

London Transport Museum 18 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

Experience an 'abandoned' Tube station and discover stories about Churchill in the Blitz at the London Transport Museum's exhibition, Hidden ...More

 
Untangling the Tracks
Untangling the Tracks
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

London Transport Museum 18 minutes walk from The Postal Museum And Mail Rail

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 

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