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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.
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:
Following the recent advice from the government and Public Health England surrounding COVID-19, the Museum of London and the Museum of London Docklands will be closed to the public as of Thursday 19 March.
The health and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and community are of utmost importance to us and this decision is in response to increasing concerns surrounding COVID-19.
We will continue to closely review the advice from Public Health England and monitor the current situation of COVID-19 to keep people up to date on our plans.
Please check www.museumoflondon.org.uk for updates from the museum.