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London Brass-Rubbing Centre, London

(4.6/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web)
Try your hand at the traditional English art of brass-rubbing and bring home an elegant handmade souvenir from London Brass-Rubbing Centre. Located just off of Trafalgar Square in the basement of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church, the center offers over 100 replica brasses to choose from, sporting popular images of British royalty and historical figures like William Shakespeare, as well as Celtic designs. Choose a traditional gold crayon or opt for other colors for a more modern look. The activity is suitable for children and adults alike. Use our London tour planner to arrange your visit to London Brass-Rubbing Centre and other attractions in London.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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 ra...  more »
  • 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 yo...  more »
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  • This was a very fun activity for adults and/or kids! A bit difficult to find - you need to enter a glass dome and that says crypt and take the elevator to -1 floor.
  • I liked it but all you do is rub metal on a sheet of paper but in the end you get a nice result this is definitely not an all day thing I personally think you could spend 1-2 hours max but it was still a fun experience I recommend this to ages 6-15 because I think adults would find this boring but this is only my opinion. If you are looking for an all day thing there is a lot of cool stuff in the area and I recommend the gift shop right next to the brass rubbing centre they have a lot of cool stuff 💟😃 have a ridiculously awesome day🦄💟😃😍😋
  • If you have never rubbed brass before, then this is the place to do it. I've taken a star away for the interesting smell left on my fingertips after a session at the LBRC, but unlike the scent, the memories of my time rubbing brass will never leave me.