Sights and Attractions near British Museum  

 
 
ADDRESS
, Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG
 
 
OPENING TIMES
Selected galleries are open late Thu & Fri | Closed 1 January, Good Friday, 24, 25, 26 December
 
PRICES
FREE | Charges apply to major temporary exhibitions.
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes walk from British Museum
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals... More
 
 
 
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Victoria House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
This Grade II listed building, a stunning neoclassical landmark constructed in the 1920s, was extensively remodelled in 2003 to provide 300,000 square feet of prime... More
 
 
 
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Architectural Association School Of Architecture
London > Attractions > House and Garden
36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
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.... More
 
 
 
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The Wiener Library
London > Attractions > Museums
29 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
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... More
 
 
 
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
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... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
New London Architecture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
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... More
 
 
 
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Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 4 minutes walk from British Museum
One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back... More
 
 
 
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Russell Square
London > Attractions
Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
The grade II listed Russell Square is a large green space located within the Bloomsbury district with its own cafe, overlooked by the Hotel Russell... More
 
 
 
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The College
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12-42 Southampton Row, Holborn, London WC1B | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
Formerly home to Central Saint Martins and the Cochrane Theatre before the famous fashion college moved to a new home in King's Cross in 2011,... More
 
 
 
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Isis Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
20 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes walk from British Museum
This Soho gallery is owned by John Marchant, friend and supporter of Antony Hegarty - of Antony and the Johnsons fame. It was here that... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising... More
 
 
 
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Lazarides Rathbone
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
11 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 6 minutes walk from British Museum
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 ... More
 
 
 
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The House Of St Barnabas
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Grand Georgian house built in 1746 and used as 'House of Charity' since 1846. The House of St Barnabas at No 1 Greek Street, available... More
 
 
 
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Conway Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
Conway Hall is a landmark of London's independent intellectual, political and cultural life. Completed in 1929 at a cost of about £45,000, the name was... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Museum
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed... More
 
 
 
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Pollock's Toy Museum
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
1 Scala Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
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... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 8 minutes walk from British Museum
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... More
 
 
 
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
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... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Unit London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
147 Wardour Street, W1F | 9 minutes walk from British Museum
Founded in 2013 by two young artists, Unit London was born from a desire to break down the barriers of elitism... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
London > Attractions > Museums
Malet Place, University College London, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
The Petrie Museum, located within University College London, is one of the largest and most fascinating collections of Egyptian archaeology anywhere in the world. There... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Fitzrovia Chapel
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fitzroy Place, Pearson Square (off Mortimer St), W1T | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
The beautifully restored Fitzrovia Chapel, formerly at Middlesex Hospital, underwent a two million pound restoration and reopened in 2015, unveiled to the public... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 10 minutes walk from British Museum
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
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... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from British Museum
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
 
 
 
 
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The Beach Bar at The Montague
The Beach Bar at The Montague
Seasonal | Until 24th September 2017 

Afternoon Tea at The Montague 3 minutes walk from British Museum

Enjoy a Bahamian beach setting, complete with real sand underfoot and a beach-hut style thatched roof, at The Beach Bar ...More

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

Shaftesbury Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

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

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

Dominion Theatre 4 minutes walk from British Museum

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

 
School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 14th January 2018 

New London Theatre 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock ...More

 
Choke
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th December 2017 

The Roxy 6 minutes walk from British Museum

Wednesday's filling of upbeat hip hop, pop and R&B sounds from resident DJs....More

Forgotten Fiction #2: The Surrealists
Exhibitions | On 26th July 2017 

Waterstone's - Gower Street 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Forgotten Fiction is a new bi-monthly reading group where we will go in search of lost literary gems from the ...More

Committee... (A New Musical)
Committee... (A New Musical)
Theatre | Until 12th August 2017 

The Donmar Warehouse 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Hadley Fraser, Josie Rourke and Tom Deering have transformed the real-life event of the collapse of Kids Company into a ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 15th October 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Mousetrap
The Mousetrap
Theatre | Until 6th January 2018 

St Martin's Theatre 8 minutes walk from British Museum

The longest running show in theatre history, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been delighting and perplexing audiences for over 46 ...More

 
The Buck Clayton Legacy Band And Lady J
Concerts | On 26th July 2017 

Pizza Express Dean Street 8 minutes walk from British Museum

Bassist Alyn Shipton and accompanying musicians re-create the sound of the American big band along with a singer who performs ...More

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The CoffeeWorks Project
Drinking 

An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project showcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample....More

The Jump Off
The Jump Off
Concerts | On 31st August 

Scala

The Jump Off returns to London this August after a three-year hiatus. Taking place at ...More

 
Freakscene
Dining 

Miso grilled black cod taco on the new Scott Hallsworth menu at Freakscene....More

A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
A Battle of the Bubbles: English Sparkling vs French Champagne
Foodie Events | On 1st August 

Lights Of Soho

Currently taking residence at Lights of Soho, Fiz ...More

 
Stoke Newington Overground Station
Transport 

London Overground station on the Lea Valley, Hackney Downs - Cheshunt and Enfield Town lines in Hackney, London....More

Mint Gun Club
Mint Gun Club
Dining 

Specialising in delicious apeĢritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies....More

 
James Cochran N1
James Cochran N1
Dining 

Second restaurant from James Cochran, former chef at the two Michelin starred The Ledbury, this ...More

 
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Sorrento Terrace at Sartoria
Seasonal | From 4th August 

Sartoria

In the heart of Mayfair, Sartoria's sunny terrace ...More

 
Bang Bang Oriental
Bang Bang Oriental
Dining 

London's biggest Asian foodhall. Over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to ...More

 
Percolate Open Air
Percolate Open Air
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th July 

Three Mills Island

After hosting parties in some of London's best clubs over the past five years, the ...More

 
The Coal Shed
The Coal Shed
Dining 

The team behind The Coal Shed and The Salt Room in Brighton go from coast ...More

 
Lucky & Joy
Lucky & Joy
Dining 

From the co-founder of The Art of Dining, Chinese pop-up Lucky & Joy comes to ...More

 
The Grand Cork Experiment
Exhibitions | From 28th July 

15 Bateman Street

Renowned for their quirky and immersive events, sensory food experts Bompas & Parr have collaborated with the Portuguese Cork Association to present The Grand Cork Experiment. An immersive wine tasting like no other, it will ...More

Pique-Nique
Dining 

From the owner of Casse-Croûte across the road comes a French cafe style restaurant full of French bistro classics cooked on the rotisserie....More

Shakespeare's Telling Tales
Kids Events | From 28th July 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

This week, Shakespeare's Globe hosts a weekend-long festival celebrating the joy of storytelling. Shakespeare's Telling Tales will include everything from talks with leading children's authors to practical workshops ...More

Pitch Stratford
Pitch Stratford
Dining 

Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart ...More

 
Food For Being Looked At
Food For Being Looked At
Exhibitions | From 27th July 

Photographers' Gallery

A new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery, Food For Being Looked At explores the new ...More

 
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
The Great Eight Phantoms - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition
Exhibitions | From 29th July 

Bonhams

This summer, renowned auctioneers Bonhams present an exhibition ...More

 
Gladiators
Gladiators
Sporting Events | On 14th September 

Merchant Square

Reviving the '90s TV show Gladiators comes to Merchant Square for one day only, challenging ...More

 
Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic Mr Fox
Theatre | From 28th July 

Lyric Hammersmith

A playful re-telling of Roald Dahl's popular tale, Fantastic Mr Fox, by Maria Aberg who ...More

 
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