Food and drink
If you’re after coffee and cake or a sandwich, there are a selection of independent coffee shops like 49 Café and Fortitude Bakehouse within a short walk of the Museum.
One of London’s finest pubs The Lamb has close connections to the Foundling Hospital and offers Foundling Museum visitors 10% off* all food and drink, it’s on Lamb’s Conduit Street.
Leon in the Brunswick Centre also offer visitors a 15% discount (make sure you go to the counter to order rather than through the self order kiosk).
There’s also Pizza Sophia, WC Wine & Charcuterie and Honey & Co if you’re after an early evening meal. Alternatively, make your way to the nearby Brunswick Centre where there are plenty of high street names offering a wide range of food options.
Other museums and galleries
Just a 10-minute walk from the Museum you’ll find the Charles Dickens Museum and the Postal Museum.
Other museums in Bloomsbury and the Kings Cross area, within a 15-minute walk, include the British Museum, London Canal Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum, the British Library and the Wellcome Collection, plus University College London’s Grant Museum of Zoology and Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Slightly further away (but only a 25-minute walk) there’s the Cartoon Museum.
If you want to experience a literary submersion head to Skoobs for a pre-used book or Gay’s the Word, who often put on events.
Sunshine or rain
On sunny days don’t forget to walk through Brunswick Square Gardens, Russell Square or St George’s Gardens. For those of you with children Coram’s Fields is one of the best playgrounds in central London. If it’s raining then check out what’s on at the Curzon Cinema, Bloomsbury.
You can also explore artist John Aldus’s installation on Marchmont Street. Using the Smartify app, find the tokens embedded on the pavement and learn more about the stories behind these objects.
*Offer only valid at The Lamb located at 294 Lamb’s Conduit St, London WC1N 3LZ. Your Foundling Museum admission ticket can only be used once and must be presented at the pub in order to claim this deal. The offer is only valid up to 7 days after your visit to the Foundling Museum. Groups of 7 or above will be required to book in advance to avoid disappointment. Groups of 8 or more dining will be subject to a discretionary 12.5% service charge. Seating requests will be considered but cannot be guaranteed. Due to the ever changing British weather, tables cannot be reserved on the patio.