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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

John Simon Blue Plaque - Sir John Simon 1816-1904 pioneer of public health lived here
Edward Linley Sambourne Black Plaque - Edward Linley Sambourne 1844–1910 artist lived here
Alastair Sim Blue Plaque - Alastair Sim 1900-1976 actor lived here 1953-1975
Wood Plaque № 32932 - The body of the British unknown warrior arrived at platform 8 at 8.32pm on the 10th November 1920 and lay here overnight before interment at Westminster Abbey on 11th November 1920
Blue Plaque № 9650 - Originally St Mary’s National School erected in 1819 on part of the Workhouse Acre. It was designed to accommodate a master and mistress plus 200 pupils
Simon Worcnzow Stone Plaque - 1744 1832 This road was named after Count Simon Worcnzow Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 1784 to 1806 He lived in Marylebone and on his death in 1832 left a bequest for the poor of the parish The money was used to build St Marylebone Almshouses at the south-west corner of this road

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