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The National Gallery
National GalleryTop Pick
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

2.22km

National collection of Western European painting from the 13th century to 1900.Read more

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London Transport Museum
London Transport MuseumTop Pick
London Transport Museum Covent Garden Piazza , London, WC2E 7BB

2.6km

Public transportation including the railway, underground, buses, memorabiliaRead more

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London Film Museum
London Film MuseumTop Pick
London Film Museum, 45 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BN

2.63km

Props, costumes, sets and artefacts from British films, history of moviemakingRead more

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Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

0.2km

National collection of applied arts, includes ceramics, glass, textiles, costumes,...Read more

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Media Space
Media Space
Media Space, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

0.22km

Located on the second floor of the Science Museum, showcases the collection of the National Media Museum, explores...Read more

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Science Museum
Science Museum
Exhibition Road, Knightsbridge , London, SW7 2DD

0.28km

National museum of science and technology, transportation, medicine, steam engines.Read more

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Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

0.36km

Also includes the Geological Museum, collections focus is botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.Read more

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Victoria & Albert Museum
Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, Kensington, London, SW7 2RL

0.37km

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million...Read more

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Royal College of Music
RCM Museum of Music
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BS

0.38km

Musical instruments, art, documents and accessories, part of the Royal College of MusicRead more

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The Royal Albert Hall
The Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

0.5km

This Hall was erected for the advancement of the Arts & Sciences and works of industry of all nations in...Read more

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Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum
Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum
Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum, 20 Princes Gate, London, SW7 1PT

0.51km

Contributions of the Polish Armed Forces in the West in World War IIRead more

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Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House
Carlyle's House, Carlyle's House, London, SW3

0.71km

Operated by the National Trust, Victorian period townhouse home of historian and philosopher Thomas CarlyleRead more

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Serpentine Galleries
Serpentine Galleries
Serpentine Galleries, Kensington Gardens, London, W2 3XA

0.72km

Serpentine Gallery and Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Kensington Gardens, exhibitions of contemporary art,...Read more

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Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London, SW3 4RY

0.73km

Contemporary artRead more

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National Army Museum
National Army Museum
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT

0.83km

History and artefacts of the British ArmyRead more

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Chelsea Physic Garden
Chelsea Physic Garden
Chelsea Physic Garden, Curators House, 66 Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HS

0.86km

Botanical garden with displays on medicinal uses of plantsRead more

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Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX

0.98km

Royal residenceRead more

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Design Museum
Design Museum
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

1.17km

Product, industrial, graphic, fashion and architectural designRead more

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Wellington Arch
Wellington Arch
Wellington Arch, Apsley Way, London, W1J 7JZ

1.18km

Triumphal arch with exhibits about its historyRead more

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Apsley House
Apsley House
Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NT

1.18km

Operated by English Heritage, also known as Wellington Museum, home of The Duke of Wellington, significant...Read more

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Queens Gallery
Queens Gallery
Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1A 1AA

1.23km

The building that originally stood on the site of the current Queen’s Gallery was designed by John Nash as one of...Read more

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Leighton House Museum
Leighton House Museum
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road, London, W14 8LZ

1.26km

Victorian house of painter Frederic, Lord Leighton, features paintings, sculpture, Middle Eastern tilesRead more

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Royal Mews
Royal Mews
Royal Mews, London, SW1W 0QH

1.34km

The Queen's stables, features State vehicles including horse-drawn carriages and motor cars, and the Gold State CoachRead more

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ICANDO
ICANDO
ICANDO, 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PT

1.39km

Formerly the Girl Guide Heritage Centre, exhibits and activities about Girl Guides[11]Read more

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The Buckingham Palace
The Buckingham Palace
London, SW1A 1AA

1.42km

As part of a visit to Buckingham Palace, combine a visit to the State Rooms with a guided tour of the most remarkable...Read more

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Blue Plaques in London

David Storey Blue Plaque - David Storey b.1933 novelist lived here 1956-1961
H. N. Brailsford Blue Plaque - Henry Noel Brailsford 1873-1958 writer, champion of equal and free humanity, lived here
Clerks Well Stone Plaque - AD 1800. William Round, Joseph Bird, church wardens.      For the better accommodation of the Neighbourhood this Pump was removed to the Spot where it now stands. The spring by which it is supplied is situated four feet eastward and round it as History informs us the Parish Clerks of London in remote Ages annually performed sacred Plays that custom caused it to be denominated Clerks Well and from which this Parish derived its Name. The water was greatly esteemed by the Prior and Brethren of the
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Brown Plaque - Elizabeth Barrett Barrett  Poetess,  afterwards wife  of  Robert Browning,  lived here  1838-1846
John Maynard Keynes Blue Plaque - John Maynard Keynes 1883-1946 economist lived here 1916-1946
Roger Bannister Blue Plaque - Sir Roger Bannister while a medical student at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School from 1951-54, trained on the cinder track on this site in preparation for the first under 4 minute mile run in Oxford on 6th May 1954.

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