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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 City Is Ours
The City Is Ours
Exhibitions | Until 2nd January 2018 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from British Museum

More than half the world's population live in urban areas and that percentage is even higher in more developed countries. ...More

 
The Conservative Party - Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2017 

Museum of London 5 minutes walk from British Museum

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Bill Viola: Mary
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2018 

St Paul's Cathedral 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Mary, the second permanent large-scale video installation by Bill Viola for St Paul's Cathedral is inaugurated in the North Quire ...More

Jonas Bendiksen: Beyond The Bible
Exhibitions | On 26th September 2017 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

Works by the Norwegian photojournalist created as a personal project to chronicle seven men who all publicly claim to be ...More

Jane Birkin: Gainsbourg Symphonic
Concerts | On 26th September 2017 

Barbican Centre 7 minutes walk from British Museum

The actress and singer presents a tribute to her long-term partner, pianist and composer Serge Gainsbourg. Alongside his producer Philippe ...More

Basquiat: Boom for Real
Basquiat: Boom for Real
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Barbican Art Gallery 7 minutes walk from British Museum

This September, the Barbican hosts the first large-scale exhibition in the UK on late American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Basquiat: Boom ...More

 
Footloose: The Musical
Footloose: The Musical
Theatre | Until 30th September 2017 

Peacock Theatre 14 minutes walk from British Museum

Rnner up of 2001's Pop Idol Gareth Gates stars as Willard in Footloose: the Musical, a "cheap but cheerful" (The ...More

 
Boudica
Boudica
Theatre | Until 1st October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 15 minutes walk from British Museum

Gina McKee, well-known for her appearances in award-winning films such as Notting Hill, Atonement and In The Loop, plays the ...More

 
King Lear
King Lear
Theatre | Until 14th October 2017 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre 15 minutes walk from British Museum

Kevin McNally, best known for his role as Gibbs in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, takes the title ...More

 
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Exhibitions | Until 22nd October 2017 

Tate Modern 15 minutes walk from British Museum

Tate Modern hosts landmark exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, shining a bright light ...More

 

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Dead Dolls House Halloween Party
Dead Dolls House Halloween Party
Seasonal | On 28th October 

The Dolls House Islington

Following on from the Dinner Party on Friday ...More

 
Halloween at Sky Garden
Halloween at Sky Garden
Seasonal | On 27th October 

Sky Garden

Adding another fear factor to Halloween, Sky Garden is taking the occasion to horrifying new ...More

 
The Quarter of Curiosity Shop
The Quarter of Curiosity Shop
Exhibitions | From 17th October 

Carnaby Newburgh Quarter

Open for a limited time this Halloween, The ...More

 
Club De Fromage Halloween Special: Zombies Ate My Dance Floor
Club De Fromage Halloween Special: Zombies Ate My Dance Floor
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

O2 Academy Islington

Known for their extravagant and silly fancy dress ...More

 
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Film Events | From 25th October 

Mercato Metropolitano

Following on from the festive Winter Night Garden ...More

 
Macellaio RC - Northcote Road
Macellaio RC - Northcote Road
Dining 

Combining restaurant and butcher, Macellaio RC doesn't shy ...More

 
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
Foodie Events | From 26th October 

The Queen Of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop ...More

 
The Dark Room
The Dark Room
Theatre | From 8th November 

Theatre 503

Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room comes to Theatre503 for its UK premiere. Transferring from ...More

 
Megan's by the Green
Megan's by the Green
Dining 

A dog-friendly neighbourhood cafe with fairy lights and a great place for after-school pizzas....More

 
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Dining 

Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold, known for their ...More

 
Frog by Adam Handling
Frog by Adam Handling
Dining 

The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London....More

 
Yamagoya
Yamagoya
Dining 

Yamagoya, specialising in traditional Japanese ramen, open their first real home in London on The ...More

 
Olle
Olle
Dining 

DIY is 'de rigueur' at Olle, a Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown where you do ...More

 
Lambeth Fireworks
Lambeth Fireworks
Seasonal | On 4th November 

Brockwell Park

In 2017 Lambeth Council's annual Fireworks display at Brockwell Park takes on 'A Night at ...More

 
The Store Studios
Attractions 

Creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building and home of London Fashion Week....More

Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Pizza Pilgrims, West India Quay
Dining 

The largest pizzeria from Pizza Pilgrims James and ...More

 
West India Quay
West India Quay
Attractions 

A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area ...More

 
Acosta Danza
Acosta Danza
Dance | From 27th September 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Embracing all dance forms, Carlos Acosta's new dance company performs at Sadler's Wells on their ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
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A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
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Best Activities for Children in London
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Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
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