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26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7BT
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The Building Centre

Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current major building projects are plotted onto an accompanying display. Part of the New London Architecture project, the model gives visitors a dynamic overview of how the city is laid out and how it is evolving architecturally. Streets and tube lines included on the model are great for familiarising tourists and residents alike with the complex layout of the city. The Building Centre also hosts exhibitions on architecture and design which vary regularly throughout the year so it's always worth checking what's on before your visit. They also host many events, from seminars and all day conferences to talks and drinks receptions.

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Euston Railway Station
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Russell Court NCP
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Holborn NCP
7 minutes walk

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    myhotel Bloomsbury London London

    myhotel Bloomsbury London

    from 83 21% off
    11-13 Bayley Street, London, WC1B 3HD 1 minutes away from The Building Centre

    The idea behind the first class service at this hotel is to offer guests a personal touch and inspiration for creative minds. With cutting edge design ...More

    The Academy Hotel London London

    The Academy Hotel London

    from 51 37% off
    21 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6HG 2 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Thick carpets, antique furniture, free-standing claw-foot baths and delicate floral fabrics create an atmosphere of intimate country house elegance throughout this 49-room boutique hotel owned by ...More

    Regency House Hotel London

    Regency House Hotel

    from 66 42% off
    71 Gower Street, London, WC1E 6HJ 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    For those who fancy staying in a hotel with a piece of English history, the Regency House Hotel should be first pick. Dating back to the ...More

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    Alternative Art Galleries nearest The Building Centre

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    New London Architecture London
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    New London Architecture

    26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7BT Same location as The Building Centre

    Located at The Building Centre in central London, New London Architecture prompts debate and discussion on architecture, planning, development and construction in the capital. The Pipers ...More

    Isis Gallery London
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    Isis Gallery

    20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1UG 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    This Soho gallery is owned by John Marchant, friend and supporter of Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons fame. It was here that the ...More

    Lazarides Gallery London
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    Lazarides Gallery

    11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1HY 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Steve Lazarides' Rathbone Place gallery spans just under 4,000 square feet of space for exhibitions, studios, and offices in a five-storey Georgian building. Home to ...More

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    Architectural Association School Of Architecture London
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    Architectural Association School Of Architecture

    36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3ES 2 minutes away from The Building Centre

    The Architectural Association School of Architecture, the UK's oldest school of architecture, was originally set up in 1847 and moved to Bedford Square in 1917. Set ...More

    Pollock's Toy Museum London
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    Pollock's Toy Museum

    1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2HL 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    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 after ...More

    The Wiener Library London
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    The Wiener Library

    29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5DP 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    The Wiener Library is the world's oldest library dedicated to the study of the Holocaust, its causes and legacies. The library also hosts a regular programme ...More

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    War Horse

    Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, WC2B 5PW 9 minutes away from The Building Centre

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More

    The Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre Company London
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    The Gruffalo: Tall Stories Theatre Company

    Dates: 1st July to 6th September 2015
    Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES 11 minutes away from The Building Centre

    The Gruffalo is a classic that kiddies just love and this Tall Stories adaptation of the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is "A ...More

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    The Painkiller

    Dates: 5th March to 30th April 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH 13 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Sean Foley directs this adaptation of Francis Veber's classic play, The Painkiller, as part of Kenneth Branagh's five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. The production sees ...More

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    The Wheatsheaf London
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    The Wheatsheaf

    25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Stop at The Wheatsheaf on Rathbone Place and you'll be having a pint where people like George Orwell, Anthony Burgess and Dylan Thomas have stopped and ...More

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    Dominion Theatre

    268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, W1T 7AQ 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ...More

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    Shaftesbury Theatre

    210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, WC2H 8DP 6 minutes away from The Building Centre

    A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ...More

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    Ask

    248 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, W1T 7QZ 2 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Of all the cheap electronics shops clustered together along Tottenham Court Road, Ask is probably the pick of the bunch. Four floors of all the latest ...More

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    Almost Famous

    5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1DG 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Almost Famous started out selling limited runs of classy denim, but this flagship store marks their expansion into a whole range of elegant ladies clothes. Born ...More

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    Heal's

    196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, W1T 7LQ 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Though it was established in 1800 Heal's is renowned for its beautifully designed furniture, attractive modern decorations and hyper-modern kitchenware. The Heal's trademark has become synonymous ...More

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    Store Street Espresso

    40 Store Street , Bloomsbury, WC1E 7DB 1 minutes away from The Building Centre

    With artisan coffee and a great selection of sandwiches and pastries, Store Street Espresso is popular with local students and residents as well as tourists. Their ...More

    Busaba Eathai London
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    Busaba Eathai

    22 Store Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7DF 1 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Busaba Eathai is a canteen-style Thai fusion restaurant handily located for the West End. Diners are sat at long communal tables, which can be a little ...More

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    GAIL's Kitchen

    11-13 Bayley Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3HD 1 minutes away from The Building Centre

    GAIL's Kitchen is the first restaurant from the GAIL's artisan bakery chain and creates dishes that are inspired by bread and the bread oven. Situated within ...More

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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) London
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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

    Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1H 0XG 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ...More

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    English [Out There!]

    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, WC1A 1NH 5 minutes away from The Building Centre

    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ...More

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    Slade School of Fine Art

    UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 6BT 7 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Among the best regarded art schools in the world. The Slade is a fairly traditional school with an insistence on certain techniques within each undergraduate course, ...More

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    Dolphin Swimming Club

    U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, WC1E 7HY 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Swimming lessons for children and aquaphobic adults. This is one of the more popular swimming schools in London, and one of the most long-running, with over ...More

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    John Lewis Roof Garden

    300 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, W1A 1EX 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Celebrating its 150th anniversary, John Lewis has created a Roof Garden on its flagship Oxford Street store for the summer of 2014, open from Saturday 3rd ...More

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    Agua at Sanderson

    The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3NG 6 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Walking into the clean white space that is the Agua Spa at The Sanderson is instantly calming, relaxing and heavenly. There are 14 private treatment rooms, ...More

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    The Adam and Eve

    77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3QQ 6 minutes away from The Building Centre

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    The Toucan

    19 Carlisle Street, Soho, W1D 3BX 6 minutes away from The Building Centre

    This is not so much a restaurant as a tiny atmospheric Irish bar. Having grown out of its minuscule basement into the bar upstairs it's always ...More

    The Adam & Eve London
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    The Adam & Eve

    77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3QQ 6 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Situated on Wells Street by Oxford Circus, The Adam & Eve is one of the most central pubs within the Geronimo Inns group offering a welcome ...More

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    Drakes Tabanco London
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    Drakes Tabanco

    3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2HY 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Drakes Tabanco opens on 7th October 2013. Serving fine and rare sherry wines straight from barrel, alongside a Spanish and British food menu, Drakes Tabanco is ...More

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    Bourne & Hollingsworth

    28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1JF 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Prohibition-era themed basement bar in Fitzrovia, with a good line in retro comedy. The joke is that it's a bar dodging the law by masquerading as ...More

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    Shochu Lounge

    37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RR 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Shochu Lounge's mixture of of rustic wood and shiny twenty-first century fittings is very Japanese, as is the low, moody lighting, and the cocktails, which are ...More

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    The Rathbone Hotel London
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    The Rathbone Hotel

    30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1LB 3 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Centrally located in Fitzrovia, it's a short walk from The Rathbone to Oxford Street, Soho and London's theatre district. With high speed wireless broadband available in ...More

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    The Congress Centre

    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3LS 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ...More

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    British Museum

    Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3DG 4 minutes away from The Building Centre

    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 are ...More

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    The Drill Hall  2 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    A musical work inspired by Rosalind Franklin, the controversial, ill-treated legend of x-ray crystallography.... More

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    The Drill Hall  2 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Tom Randle's one-act opera based on the poetry of Dorothy Parker.... More

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    The Drill Hall  2 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    A contemporary adaptation of M.R. James' classic ghost story.... More

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    The Drill Hall  2 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    The company presents an historical drama by Chris Gendall, based on the 48 Japanese prisoners of war who were killed ... More

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    The Drill Hall  2 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Electric Voice Theatre presents a cascade of fascinating, dramatic works by some of the UK's leading female composers, inspired by ... More

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    The Drill Hall  2 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    A singer prepares for her role and reflects on her curious existence in this fictional world backstage at an opera ... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 26th September 2015
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    School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)  4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Missionaries and Idols in Polynesia at the Brunei Gallery within SOAS documents the London Missionary Society from 1792 to 1825, ... More

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    British Museum  4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Create a Japanese comic.... More

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    Exhibitions | Until 16th August 2015
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    British Museum  4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    This exhibition will focus on the printed propaganda that either reviled or glorified Napoleon Bonaparte, on both sides of the ... More

    Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation
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    British Museum  4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

    Indigenous Australia at the British Museum is the first major exhibition in the UK to present the history of both ... More

     
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