The Building Centre  

 
 
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26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BT
 
 
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Mon to Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat 10am-5pm
 
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The Building CentreOpen 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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Goodge Street Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Euston Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Russell Court NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
Holborn NCP
 
7 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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My Bloomsbury London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £66  27% off
11-13 Bayley Street, WC1B | 1 minute 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 > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £56  28% off
21 Gower Street, WC1E | 2 minutes 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 > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £63  40% off
71 Gower Street, WC1E | 3 minutes 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

Nearest to The Building Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 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
 
 
 
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Isis Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes 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
 
 
 
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Lazarides Rathbone
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes 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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Sights and Attractions near The Building Centre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Building Centre
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Architectural Association School Of Architecture
London > Attractions > House and Garden
36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes 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
 
 
 
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Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes 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
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes 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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Events near The Building Centre

Near The Building Centre
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An American In Paris
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 4th March to 30th September 2017
The Building Centre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described by The New York Times as ...More
 
 
 
Today Only
An Evening in Celebration of Leonora Carrington with Joanna Moorhead and Sam Leith
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 27th April 2017 - 6.30pm
The Building Centre, 82 Gower Street, WC1E | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Join journalist and author of The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington, Joanna Moorhead and critic Sam Leith for an evening in celebration of painter and writer ...More
 
 
 
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Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 28th October 2017
The Building Centre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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Near The Building Centre
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The Wheatsheaf
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes 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
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 4 minutes 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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Soho Square
London > Entertainment >
1 Soho Square, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Popular lunchtime spot in the heart of London's media industry, Soho Square is located at the centre of Soho and provides a ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The Building Centre

The best shops and markets near The Building Centre
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Ask
London > Shopping > Electronics
248 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 2 minutes 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
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
5 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes 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, Tottenham Court Road
London > Shopping > House and Garden
196 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes 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. First opened in 1854, their flagship ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The Building Centre

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Store Street Espresso
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
40 Store Street , Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 1 minute 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
 
 
 
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Busaba Eathai
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
22 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 1 minute 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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Big Fernand
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
19 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 2 minutes from The Building Centre
Gourmet French burger brand Big Fernand opened its first London site in spring 2015. If it follows the French formula - and it should do, given ... More
 
 
 
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Education near The Building Centre

Near The Building Centre
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 4 minutes 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!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 5 minutes 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
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
UCL University, Gower Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 7 minutes 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
London > Leisure > Activities
U of L Pool, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes 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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Agua at Sanderson
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes 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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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes from The Building Centre
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near The Building Centre

The best pubs near London The Building Centre.
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The Adam and Eve
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes from The Building Centre
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Toucan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes 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
 
 
 
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The Adam & Eve
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77a Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes 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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The Building Centre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Drakes Tabanco
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bourne & Hollingsworth
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes 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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Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen
London > Nightlife > Bars
33-34 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 4 minutes from The Building Centre
Most Londoners must have been to Jerusalem's basement bar over the years. It's been ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Building Centre.
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The Rathbone Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 3 minutes 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes 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
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes 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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Books Showoff
Exhibitions | On 27th April 2017 

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road 3 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Books Showoff is a monthly literary comedy night in the basement of Waterstones TCR. Joining compere Steve Cross for April's ...More

An Evening in Celebration of Leonora Carrington with Joanna Moorhead and Sam Leith
Exhibitions | On 27th April 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Join journalist and author of The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington, Joanna Moorhead and critic Sam Leith for an evening ...More

An American In Paris
An American In Paris
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

The award-winning An American In Paris transfers from Broadway to London, arriving at the Dominion Theatre in March 2017. Described ...More

 
East West Street: Philippe Sands In Conversation With Daniel Finkelstein
Exhibitions | On 27th April 2017 

The Wiener Library 4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Literary & Education, Author Event....More

The American Dream: Pop to Present
The American Dream: Pop to Present
Exhibitions | Until 18th June 2017 

British Museum 4 minutes walk from The Building Centre

This spring the British Museum stages the first major exhibition on modern and contemporary American printmaking. Through the work of ...More

 
Dub Pistols
Concerts | On 27th April 2017 

The 100 Club 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

The six-piece ensemble that calls London home, performs its self-penned melange of ska and hip hop....More

Cocktails & Coding
Cocktails & Coding
Business Events | Until 16th May 2017 

Sanderson, A Morgans Hotel 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Sanderson London embarks on a series of tech-focused events this spring/summer, launching with a partnership with Code First: Girls. The ...More

 
Dead Life Drawing
Exhibitions | On 27th April 2017 

Grant Museum of Zoology 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

The Filthy Six
Concerts | On 27th April 2017 

Pizza Express Dean Street 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

The ensemble led by trumpeter Nick Etwell perform soul and jazz originals....More

Motown The Musical
Motown The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th October 2017 

Shaftesbury Theatre 6 minutes walk from The Building Centre

Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical ...More

 

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Dokke
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Dokke, named after the medieval word for docking a boat, is Neil Wager's high-end cafe ...More

 
Margarita Rumble
Foodie Events | On 30th April 

The Yard

Make the most of the bank holiday weekend with the Margarita Rumble on Sunday....More

Neo Bistro
Neo Bistro
Dining 

Alex Harper, former head chef of the Harwood Arms, returns to the kitchen in May ...More

 
London Flower School
London Flower School
Education 

Learn floristry techniques, create beautiful arrangements and be inspired to explore the world of flowers ...More

 
Dinings SW3
Dinings SW3
Dining 

Over a decade after their first restaurant, the team behind Dinings, the contemporary Japanese restaurant ...More

 
Nightfall
Nightfall
Theatre | From 28th April 

The Bridge Theatre

Laurie Sansom stars in Barney Norris' bruising drama set on a family farm outside Winchester, ...More

 
Julius Caesar
Julius Caesar
Theatre | From 20th January 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs a promenade staging of Shakespeare's bloodthirsty tragedy in which Caesar returns to ...More

 
Young Marx
Young Marx
Theatre | From 18th October 

The Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere staging of Richard Bean and Clive Coleman's historical comedy ...More

 
Mildmay Festival Of Nature
Kids Events | From 6th May 

Newington Green

Community & Lifestyle, Family Event....More

Newington Green
Leisure 

Between Islington and Hackney, Newington Green is an area in north London named after the small green which doubles as a roundabout....More

Bold Tendencies
Bold Tendencies
Exhibitions | From 19th May 

Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park

The disused Peckham Rye Multi-Storey Car Park is put to good use over the summer ...More

 
VRX Europe 2017
VRX Europe 2017
Exhibitions | From 11th May 

Park Plaza Victoria Hotel

UK and Europe's most senior leadership enterprise VR/AR conference and expo, VRX Europe comes to ...More

 
Art Beats
Art Beats
Exhibitions | On 12th May 

Old Spitalfields Market

New one-day event Art Beats launches at Old Spitalfields Market this May. ...More

 
London Pizza Festival
London Pizza Festival
Foodie Events | On 28th May 

Borough Market

Launched to celebrate London's transformation into a pizza-mad metropolis, the London Pizza Festival returns this ...More

 
Brixton Beach
Brixton Beach
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Brixton Beach

There's no need to venture far for a trip to the beach this summer as ...More

 
Senor Ceviche Fitzrovia
Senor Ceviche Fitzrovia
Dining 

After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017....More

 
Saucy Chip
Saucy Chip
Dining 

From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at ...More

 
Madame D's
Madame D's
Dining 

Following the success of Gunpowder, Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame ...More

 
Flight Club Bloomsbury
Flight Club Bloomsbury
Drinking 

Flight Club hits the bullseye, adding a second stylish club to its stable....More

 
Floating Pocket Park
Floating Pocket Park
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A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten ...More

 
London Events 2017
London Events 2017
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Imelda Staunton stars in two London stage shows in 2017, David Tennant and Damian Lewis ...More

 
 
 
 
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