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London Brass-Rubbing Centre

Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Address: London, England
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+44 20 7766 1100
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:30 - 17:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 20:00

Make a special picture of a member from British royalty, a historic figure...

Make a special picture of a member from British royalty, a historic figure from medieval times or an unusual Celtic design at this workshop that provides brass-rubbing materials.

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Surprising fun for all ages

A colleague suggested this. It wasn't tops on our London to-do list but we had an afternoon open and gave it a try. I am so glad we did because it wasn't like anything I have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
elizabeth k
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A colleague suggested this. It wasn't tops on our London to-do list but we had an afternoon open and gave it a try. I am so glad we did because it wasn't like anything I have ever done before. It does not require advanced reservations. I went with my husband and our three children (aged 8, 11, and 13). Everybody... More 

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Lesage, WV
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While I don't foresee a future as a brass rubber for me due to obvious lack of patience and skills, I really did enjoy this. There were several brasses to choose from at various costs (starting at just 4.5 pounds). We selected a brass, got a quick tutorial, and then we were on our way. I chose the Anne Boleyn... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is so much fun, take your weight off your feet and enjoy rubbing old brass. It will take a while but you can get small ones if your are in a hurry. The staff is helpful and will wrap your rubbing up in a nice little tube for a price. The cafeteria in the crypt is lovley with pretty... More 

2 Thank VisaLady
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Brass rubbing in the Crypt of St Martin in the Fields seemed a really good idea. The staff were helpful and friendly and the demonstration was clear. There was a wide choice of brasses to do, for a range of prices, and with the seat support the results could be quite presentable. There is a good cafe and a shop... More 

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Reviewed 16 June 2016

Located downstairs beside the very cool crypt of St. Martins In The Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, this is a cool experience that few people know about...even locals! Choose the brass tablet of your choice, grab a glass of wine from the great cafe next door in the ancient crypt, take a seat and start rubbing! It costs about £7... More 

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Errington, Canada
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

We did a brass rubbing each and they were interesting but much more difficult than I imagined. I picked the dragon, apparently things with less detail are much easier, like a lady in a dress or somethin, straighter lines easier to rub. All in all it was a good souvenir with good memories.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

The staff were helpful and the gift shop is right next door for people who finish early or who don't want to do a brass rubbing. It's a quiet spot in the middle of a very loud and crowded city. However, they have a limited selection of brasses. Also don't expect to be doing this in an old church-like setting... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I got £4.50 towards a rubbing with my London Pass so I decided to give it a go. I never would have guessed how much fun it would be, or how satisfying to do. The brasses available to rub start from only £3.50 and even huge ones are less than £10. Brass rubbing needs no artistic skill but when I... More 

8 Thank grey m
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Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

After choosing your own design and colour you are shown how to properly proceed It was fun however can be tough on the hands At the end we got to keep our designs Reasonable prices too And right next door you can grab a snack or meal in the crypt

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Greentown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

The folks we had along for our London visit found is a BLAST! It's a fun relatively inexpensive way to spend part of a rainy day... The church up stairs is wonderful.

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