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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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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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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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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
 
 
 
Mall Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | At British Council
The Mall hosts contemporary art exhibitions, mainly featuring British artists - it's run by the Federation of British Artists - using traditional media, from a... More
 
 
 
Brazilian Embassy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Cockspur Street, SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
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Canada House Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Canada House Cultural Centre Trafalgar Square WESTMINSTER, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
Cultural centre promoting Canadian music, films and visual arts. There's a continuous programme in the gallery, including historical and contemporary painting, sculpture, crafts, photography, drawings... More
 
 
 
Canada House
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
5 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from British Council
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La Galleria Pall Mall
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
30 Royal Opera Arcade, St James's, London SW1Y | 2 minutes walk from British Council
La Galleria Pall Mall comprises two separate contemporary art spaces in Pall Mall, available for hire for art exhibitions and events. Situated at the entrance... More
 
 
 
Korean Cultural Centre
London > Attractions
Ground Floor, Grand Buildings, 1Northumberland Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes walk from British Council
Located close to Trafalgar Square, the Korean Culture Centre features regular film nights, exhibitions and language courses.... More
 
 
 
Headquarters London District Military
London > Attractions > Sights
Horse Guards Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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Horse Guards Headquarters
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes walk from British Council
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18-22 Haymarket
London > Attractions > Sights
Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 3 minutes walk from British Council
Previously the iconic Burberry fashion label's headquarters, the Haymarket building was sold in 2011. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Dance | Until 12th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Council

That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on 23rd November, offering families a fun ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Council

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from British Council

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from British Council

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

Theatre Chaplaincy UK Carol Service
Seasonal | On 6th December 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from British Council

Community & Lifestyle, Christmas/Xmas Lights....More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from British Council

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from British Council

If you're a fan of Ferrero Rocher, you won't want to miss Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a pop-up dessert destination ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from British Council

St Martin's Courtyard, a pedestrianised, pretty shopping district in Covent Garden, reveals its new Christmas Lights on Thursday 17th November ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from British Council

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from British Council

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
 
 
 
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