Sights and Attractions near Charing Cross Railway Station

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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 1 minute from Charing Cross Railway Station
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
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Household Cavalry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Horse Guards, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Visitors to the Household Cavalry Museum can watch troopers working with their horses in the original 18th century stables (via a glazed screen) and hear... More
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Whitehall is a historic London street with runs from Parliament Square at Westminster to Trafalgar Square. The street is recognised as the centre of the... More
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 5 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for... More
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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Admiralty Arch, a grade I listed building just off Trafalgar Square, was commissioned by Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. The inscription... More
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The London Eye 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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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The Institute of Contemporary Arts boasts three galleries (with exhibitions changing approximately every six weeks), two cinemas, a theatre, restaurant, bookshop, late bar and cafe.... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
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... More
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South Bank
London > Attractions
South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall,... More
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Downing Street
London > Attractions
Downing Street, SW1A | 6 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Best known for the house at no. 10, Downing Street is at the heart of Westminster and British politics. Closed to members of the public,... More
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The... More
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
After a two-year, 22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach ... More
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the... More
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Stephen Wiltshire's art work would be impressive even if you didn't know who he is. But his intricate and architecturally accurate pen and ink sketches... More
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
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Shrek's Adventure
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Having already been the subject of a West End musical back in 2011, the Shrek saga is now the inspiration behind a new London attraction.... More
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 7 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
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The Jungle
The Jungle
Theatre | Until 3rd November 2018 

Playhouse Theatre WC2N 5DE WC2 5HS - 0 minute walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

It won five star reviews during its Young Vic run and now The Jungle, an immersive play from Good Chance ...More

 
Historical Performance Department At Royal Academy Of Music
Concerts | On 15th October 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

The student group performs JB Bach's Overture Suite In E Minor, Telemann's Concerto For Four Violins No 4 In A, ...More

Encounters
Exhibitions | Until 19th November 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 3 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

Portraits of prominent religious leaders from around the world....More

Misty
Theatre | Until 20th October 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 3 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

Following its sold-out run at the Bush Theatre, Arinze Kene stars in his own lyrical journey through the pulsating heart ...More

Dance Umbrella
Dance Umbrella
Dance | Until 21st October 2018 

Various Venues London 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

One of the world's leading dance festivals, Dance Umbrella returns for its 40th anniversary, bringing new and fascinating dance to ...More

 
London Restaurant Festival
London Restaurant Festival
Foodie Events | Until 31st October 2018 

Various Venues London 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

All-encompassing food affair the London Restaurant Festival returns for its 10th anniversary in 2018, bringing a month-long, mouthwatering array of ...More

 
Mantegna and Bellini
Mantegna and Bellini
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2019 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, ...More

 
Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cezanne
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

National Gallery 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

Highlights from the Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet, and Seurat alongside a selection of much-loved ...More

Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 12th January 2019 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

The Tony Award-winning musical of ambition and regret, with music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. ...More

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 5th January 2019 

Adelphi Theatre 4 minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Kinky Boots is really ...More

 

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Last Nights of Havana
Clubbing and Nightlife | From 19th October 

Tobacco Dock

A taste Cuba comes to London this autumn with Last Nights of Havana at Tobacco Dock. Inspired by the 1940s and '50s and pre-revolution Havana, the event will see the Quayside Bar reimagined as a ...More

IT Ibiza London
IT Ibiza London
Dining 

A popular eatery on the White Isle, IT Ibiza comes to the UK with the ...More

 
Dead Man's Party
Dead Man's Party
Seasonal | From 31st October 

Smoke & Salt

This October, award-winning restaurant Smoke & Salt transforms its POP Brixton container into a culinary ...More

 
Redchurch Townhouse
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A new addition to Soho House with 37 stylish bedrooms and a Cecconi's Italian restaurant....More

 
A Christmas Carol
Theatre | From 27th November 

Old Vic Theatre

Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to the Old Vic for the festive season. Four ghosts visit Scrooge on Christmas Eve and ...More

De Vere Selsdon Estate
De Vere Selsdon Estate
Hotels 

Part of Principal Hotel Company's De Vere portfolio, De Vere Selsdon Estate is a historic, ...More

 
Christmas in Leicester Square
Christmas in Leicester Square
Seasonal | From 9th November 

Leicester Square

The festive feeling returns as Christmas in Leicester ...More

 
The Great British Fry Up
The Great British Fry Up
Foodie Events | On 4th November 

MEATliquor KX

The nation's favourite fried breakfast is given a day of its own as The Great ...More

 
MEATliquor KX
Dining 

In an old tram shed on St. Chad's Place, MEATliquor KX is (as the name suggests) mad about two things: burgers and booze....More

Royal Opera: Simon Boccanegra
Royal Opera: Simon Boccanegra
Concerts | From 15th November 

Royal Opera House

Elijah Moshinsky's Renaissance production of Verdi's tragedy about ...More

 
St James's and Wallpaper*: Art and Design Walk
St James's and Wallpaper*: Art and Design Walk
Exhibitions | From 17th October 

Christie's Fine Art Auctioneers

This autumn, St James's and Wallpaper* are collaborating ...More

 
Circus 1903
Circus 1903
Kids Events | From 19th December 

Southbank Centre

The award-winning puppeteers from War Horse present the European premiere of Circus 1903 as part ...More

 
EartH Kitchen
EartH Kitchen
Dining 

Housed in an old art deco cinema in Dalston, EartH Kitchen is a sunny, 150-seat ...More

 
EartH
Entertainment 

Multi-arts space in what was once the derelict Savoy Cinema on Dalston's bustling Stoke Newington Road....More

Balthoween at Balthazar
Balthoween at Balthazar
Seasonal | From 29th October 

Balthazar

New York style brasserie Balthazar brings 'Balthoween', their all-American All Hallows' Eve celebration to London. ...More

 
Lily Vanilli: Chocolate Tarts with Meringue Ghosts
Lily Vanilli: Chocolate Tarts with Meringue Ghosts
Seasonal | On 28th October 

Lily Vanilli

Direct your broomstick to Lily Vanilli's Bakery on ...More

 
Cattivo
Dining 

Laid back Italian cafe in Brixton with a basement cocktail bar, from the team behind Canova Hall next door....More

Due East
Due East
Dining 

Due East, the all-day restaurant and bar The East London Hotel, has partnered with local ...More

 
The East London Hotel
The East London Hotel
Hotels 

An affordable, stylish place to stay, The East London Hotel has an informal bar and ...More

 
Bethnal Green Underground Station
Bethnal Green Underground Station
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Served by the Central line between Liverpool Street ...More

 
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