Culture Mile

The Culture Mile is a unique collection of arts, cultural and educational organisations in the Square Mile of which the Museum of London is proud to be a part.

Sackler Hall

At the creative heart of the Square Mile

The Cultural Hub aims to attract visitors from around the world.

Culture Mile is centred on the Barbican complex and runs from Farringdon to Moorgate on its east-west axis and from the London Symphony Orchestra at St Luke’s to St Paul’s Cathedral on its north-south axis.

Culture Mile will be the newest cultural destination in London. It will be the creative heart of the Square Mile – an internationally renowned, distinctive, vibrant and welcoming centre for the arts, heritage, learning and entertainment. A place where creativity thrives, is celebrated and is welcoming to all. Culture Mile will comprise comprehensive highways, streetscapes, and open public spaces.

Direct access to Culture Mile will be possible from all of London’s mainline stations plus its five major airports. When Crossrail opens in 2018 the Culture Mile will be one of the most accessible cultural areas in London. With the further developments in transport links an estimated 1 million visitors are expected from 2018 onwards.

Culture Mile aims to attract tourists and visitors from Greater London, the UK, and the rest of the world. It will also be of interest to City businesses, office workers, residents, schools, cultural and commercial occupiers, creative industries partners and potential investors and funders.

Of key significance to the Museum of London is the potential new museum opening at West Smithfield. This will be an unrivalled experience welcoming even more people and allowing us to display even more of our collection.

Culture Mile is an incredible partnership between:

  1. City of London Corporation
  2. Barbican Centre
  3. Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  4. London Symphony Orchestra
  5. The Museum of London.