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Admiralty Arch
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
The Mall, Westminster, London SW1A | At British Council
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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Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
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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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from British Council
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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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 2 minutes walk from British Council
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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Stephen Wiltshire Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes walk from British Council
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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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Royal Society
London > Attractions > Venue Hire
6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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 | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 4 minutes walk from British Council
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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St James's Market
London > Attractions
St James's, SW1Y | 4 minutes walk from British Council
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market is home to a sizeable ... More
 
 
 
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Whitehall
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Westminster, Westminster, London SW1A | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Council
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 West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 5 minutes walk from British Council
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... More
 
 
 
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 6 minutes walk from British Council
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street,... More
 
 
 
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White Cube Mason's Yard
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
25-26 Mason's Yard, Off Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from British Council
In 2000, Jay Jopling's pioneering White Cube gallery - the spiritual home of the Young British Artists - upped sticks from its original home in... More
 
 
 
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Bowman Sculpture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes walk from British Council
Bowman Sculpture in St James's is a presitgious gallery where art collectors with deep pockets can get their hands on an original Rodin. Specialising in... More
 
 
 
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Hauser & Wirth (Piccadilly)
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
196A Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J | 7 minutes walk from British Council
Art-dealer, gallery-owner and collector Iwan Wirth was recently voted one of the ten most powerful people in the art world. Hauser & Wirth London opened... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes walk from British Council
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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Churchill War Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Clive Steps, King Charles Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 7 minutes walk from British Council
Winston Churchill directed the troops during World War II from a small warren of underground rooms, which are now open to the public.... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from British Council
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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Fine Art Commissions Ltd
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Bury Street, St James's, London SW1Y6AL | 7 minutes walk from British Council
Portraits, commissioned and otherwise, are a tradition as old as art itself, with representations made of great men and women for posterity from the time... More
 
 
 
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Chris Beetles
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
8-10 Ryder Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 7 minutes walk from British Council
Gallery owner Chris Beetles has been dealing for 25 years, and for 16 years from this location in the heart of St James's. Specializing in... More
 
 
 
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Clarence House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St James's Palace, St James's, London SW1 | 7 minutes walk from British Council
The home of the Queen Mother from 1953 to 2002, a tour of Clarence House is an excellent way of experiencing the living history of... More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 8 minutes walk from British Council
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Jukebox Live
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 18th December 2017 

The Piano Works 3 minutes walk from British Council

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Emily & The Simons
Concerts | On 25th September 2017 

The Harrison 11 minutes walk from British Council

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Swing at Sway with SwingDanceUK
Dance | Until 27th November 2017 

Sway 12 minutes walk from British Council

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School of Rock
School of Rock
Theatre | Until 13th January 2019 

New London Theatre 13 minutes walk from British Council

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

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

Museum of London 13 minutes walk from British Council

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

 
Multimedia 1900: Experience and Entertainment in Everyday Life - Professor Ian Christie
Exhibitions | On 25th September 2017 

Museum of London 13 minutes walk from British Council

Literary & Education, Lecture....More

Jen Cloher
Concerts | On 25th September 2017 

The Lexington 13 minutes walk from British Council

Folk-rock singer-songwriter from Australia....More

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia
Exhibitions | Until 14th January 2018 

British Museum 13 minutes walk from British Council

Exceptional horsemen and warriors, the Scythians were powerful nomadic tribes of Siberia and this autumn the British Museum reveals their ...More

 
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 14 minutes walk from British Council

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Rattle
Exhibitions | Until 22nd December 2017 

Barbican Centre 15 minutes walk from British Council

An exhibition of photos and memorabilia covering Sir Simon Rattle's musical life to date....More

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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

 
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
Best Things to do in London for an Adventure
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Kidult thrill seekers looking for an adrenaline ...More

 
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Best Activities for Children in London
Best Activities for Children in London
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Children bouncing off the ceiling? Little ones got ...More

 
Best Small Museums in London
Best Small Museums in London
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London's collection of small museums devoted to the ...More

 
 
 
 
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