What to do near Pall Mall
London has an unrivalled range of museums, galleries and other attractions – many within walking distance of Pall Mall or a short taxi or tube ride away. Here is a selection recommended by the Club’s concierge team.
Please visit the attractions’ websites for the latest information about opening arrangements and special exhibitions.
Once known as Number 1, London, Apsley House was the London home of the first Duke of Wellington who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Revel in one of the finest art collections in London with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens.
Borough Market is London’s oldest food market, serving the people of Southwark for over 1000 years. A source of genuinely exceptional produce, Borough Market is a riot of colours, smells and human engagements, where food is talked about almost as enthusiastically as it is consumed.
Buckingham Palace has served as the London residence of the UK’s Sovereigns since 1837. It is recognised around the world as the home of The Queen, the focus of national and royal celebrations, as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing of Guard ceremony.
Churchill War Rooms
Hidden beneath the streets of Westminster lies the secret underground bunker from where Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War. Walk in the footsteps of Churchill, gain a glimpse into what life would have been like and be immersed in the stories of the Second World War.
Covent Garden is one of London’s most-loved neighbourhoods, located in the heart of the West End. Across 9 streets and one historic Piazza, discover the very best of London’s dining scene and extraordinary shopping and lifestyle experiences, with something new to enjoy every time you visit.
Home to 14 Nobel prize-winners and housing some of the laboratories of the world’s greatest scientific minds, the Faraday Museum just off Piccadilly allows you to explore the achievements of Royal Institution Scientists from the last 200 years – a must for anyone interested in Science.
Handel & Hendrix Museum
Handel & Hendrix in Mayfair is a museum dedicated to the lives and works of the German-born British baroque composer George Frideric Handel and the American rock singer-guitarist Jimi Hendrix, who lived at 25 and 23 Brook Street, respectively.
Based in the Southbank Centre, the Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture. They focus on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from around the world.
A well-recognisable feature from the London Skyline, the London Eye provides a unique opportunity to explore a 360-degree view of London from 400ft high.
London Transport Museum
Discover the history of London’s transport at London Transport Museum. Explore the heritage of London and its transport system, and the stories of the people who have travelled and worked in the city over the last 200 years, before taking a peek into how future technologies might impact London as we know it.
Located in The Regent’s Park, ZSL London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo working towards the conservation of animals and wildlife. With almost 23,000 animals including mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, It’s an amazing day out for any animal lover.
Housing more than 2600 paintings, the National Gallery takes you on a tour through the artistic history of Europe, masterpiece by masterpiece.
Royal Academy of Arts
For over 250 years, the RA has existed to champion art and artists. Home to Britain’s longest established art school, it is known for their world-class exhibitions of art featuring pieces from all around the world.
The Science Museum’s world-class collection forms an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical advancement from across the globe. With interactive exhibitions and galleries, it is a fun and educational day out for all ages.
Dive into an underwater world at Sea Life London and get up close to glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor-sharp teeth. Explore different habitats and learn about the different weird and wonderful creatures who inhabit our oceans through fun and interactive experiences.
Situated at the very heart of the Capital, Somerset House is home to the UK’s largest and most exciting creative community offering a unique combination of public events, creative enterprise and artistic practice.
St Paul’s Cathedral
One of the most recognisable sights in London due to the iconic dome, St Pauls Cathedral has stood at the highest point in the City for more than 1400 years. As well as the exceptional architecture, The Cathedral Collections form a unique record of Christian art and artefacts.
Named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, housing a permanent collection of over 2.3 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity.
The Wallace Collection is an internationally outstanding collection which contains unsurpassed masterpieces of paintings, sculpture, furniture, arms and armour and porcelain. Built over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it is one of the finest and most celebrated collections in the world.
Founded in 960AD, Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066, has been the setting for 16 royal weddings and is the burial place for 30 monarchs and more than 100 poets and writers, including William Shakespeare. Discover over ten centuries of British history by visiting this iconic landmark.