Sights and Attractions near Shakespeare's Birthday

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 19TH APRIL 2015

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Millennium Bridge
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
River Thames, City, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
This sleek, 18.2million 325m steel footbridge designed by Sir Norman Foster spans the River Thames between St Paul's Cathedral in the City and the Tate... More
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Tate Modern
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Bankside Power Station, 25 Sumner Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect... More
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Tate Modern: The Tanks
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
A dramatic new development at Tate Modern, we got our first glimpse inside The Tanks in summer 2012 - revealed as part... More
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Golden Hinde
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Sir Francis Drake completed the second-ever circumnavigation of the world between 1577-80 in a galleon ship called the Golden Hinde. The ship has been re-created... More
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Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the... More
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Contemporary Applied Arts
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
89 Southwark Street, Fitzrovia, London SE1 | 4 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Founded in 1948 to promote and champion British craft, Contemporary Applied Arts operates a modern gallery space at 89 Southwark Street as a showcase of... More
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The Clink Prison Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
1 Clink Street, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Located on what was once the London estate of the Bishops of Winchester (known as the 'Liberty of the Clink'), the Clink Prison Museum unlocks... More
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The Wapping Project Bankside
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65a Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Dr Jules Wright, founder and owner of The Wapping Project, has opened up a second gallery space - the Wapping Project Bankside. Located next to... More
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Flat Iron Square
London > Attractions
68 Union Street, SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development... More
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One Blackfriars
London > Attractions > Sights
1-16 Blackfriars Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars is a 170 metre high tower on London's Southbank where... More
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Southwark Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
London Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Dating back to around 1220 Southwark Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church in London. It has a varied and lively history and houses interesting memorials... More
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St Paul's Cathedral
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St Paul's Churchyard, City, London EC4M | 8 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Being the cathedral of the capital city, St Paul's is officially the spiritual home of Great Britain. The funerals of Lord Nelson, the Duke of... More
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St Stephen Walbrook
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
39 Walbrook, City, London EC4N | 8 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
One of Sir Christopher Wren's smaller masterpieces, this church has been immaculately restored. The central altar is by Henry Moore, and there is a magnificent... More
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Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret
London > Attractions > Museums
9a St Thomas Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Hidden away in the roof space of the old St Thomas Baroque church, this restored 1821 women's operating theatre is the oldest operating theatre in... More
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St Magnus the Martyr
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Lower Thames Street, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
St Magnus' was built by Sir Christopher Wren between 1671-76, and boasts a steeple dating from 1705. Henry Yevele, Richard II's master mason, is buried... More
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Mansion House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
City of London, City, London EC4N | 9 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Mansion House, the Palace of the London Mayor, was originally for the Lord Mayor to represent the City in appropriate style, Sir Crispin Gascoigne was... More
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The Monument
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fish Street Hill, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Following an 18-month closure which began in 2007, The Monument reopened in February 2009 revealing the effects of a 4.5 million renovation. If you're feeling... More
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Alma Enterprises
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
38-40 Glasshill Street, SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
After five years at 1 Vyner Street Alma Enterprises, the project-space which began as a base for successful young artists' collective 'Land', moved to this... More
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 10 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for... More
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 10 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
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The City Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
80 Basinghall Street, EC2V | 11 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public... More
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Walkie Talkie / 20 Fenchurch Street
London > Attractions > Sights
20 Fenchurch Street, City, London EC3M | 11 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Vinoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' made headlines before it even opened when it 'melted' cars... More
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun... More
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Guildhall Yard
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Gresham Street, City, London EC2P | 12 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
The courtyard between the Guildhall Art Gallery and the church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard ... More
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The Shard
London > Attractions > Sights
96 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
When it officially opened on Thursday 5th July 2012, The Shard became the tallest building in the European Union and the 45th tallest building in... More
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HMS Belfast
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Morgan's Lane, Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
HMS Belfast, moored at Morgan's Lane off Tooley Street, is a World War Two cruiser with nine decks. As you explore this floating museum, pop... More
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 13 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Experience the real flavour of London life from the prehistoric to present day when you visit the Museum of London, a modern ... More
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 13 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily... More
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The London Underwriting Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
3 Minster Court, Mincing Lane, City, London EC3R | 13 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
Opened in October 1993, The London Underwriting Centre (LUC) at 3 Minster Court is a purpose-built building where the world's leading insurance and reinsurance companies... More
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Lloyd's of London
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
12 Leadenhall Street, City, London EC3V | 13 minutes walk from Shakespeare's Birthday
The landmark Lloyd's building, at 1 Lime Street, is arguably one of the most iconic buildings in The City. Designed by architect Richard Rogers, it... More
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