Attractions near Somerset House

 
 
ADDRESS
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA 
 
OPENING TIMES
10am-6pm
 
PRICES
Courtauld Gallery: £5 (Adults), £4 (Concs), FREE (Mondays 10am-2pm excl Public Holidays) | Embankment Galleries: £8 (Adults), £6 (Concs)
 
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Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | At Somerset House
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated artworks displayed... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | At Somerset House
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be.... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | At Somerset House
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, WC2R | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
With its castle like faƧade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily... More
 
 
 
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
A stunning example of Gothic architecture, London's Inns of Court date back to before the 14th century. It is here that barristers train and traditionally... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery,... More
 
 
 
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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Hunterian Museum within the Royal College of Surgeons boasts a host of enlightening, permanent and temporary, galleries and exhibitions. Housed in the college, the... More
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Temple Church sits within the Inner Temple of the Inns of Court, and was originally consecrated in 1185 as the spiritual and actual home of... More
 
 
 
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Affectionately known as "The Actors' Church", St Paul's in Covent Garden is in the heart of theatreland and has long been associated with the theatre... More
 
 
 
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions
SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall,... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage.... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs... More
 
 
 
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of the... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's... More
 
 
 
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of... More
 
 
 
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
 
 
 
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Cenotaph
London > Attractions > Sights
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
Standing solemnly in the middle of Whitehall, visitors could be forgiven for passing the Cenotaph by unnoticed. But every November it becomes the focus of... More
 
 
 
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London Dungeon
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Somerset House
The London Dungeon closed its doors on its old Tooley Street home on 31st January 2013 (while London Bridge station is being redeveloped) and the... More
 
 
 
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Sea Life London Aquarium
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Sea Life London Aquarium features hundreds of varieties of fish and sea life from around the world. Here you'll come face-to-face with sharks and... More
 
 
 
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Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Somerset House
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
 
 
 
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The West End
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Somerset House
Taking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have... More
 
 
 
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Somerset House
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising... More
 
 
 
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Horse Guards Parade
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 12 minutes walk from Somerset House
Horse Guards Parade is the setting for various military ceremonies throughout the year including the Trooping the Colour which marks the Queen's official birthday. At... More
 
 
 
 
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Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, And The Advent Of Punk
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

Somerset House

Blondie co-founder Chris Stein presents an intimate series of previously unseen photographs in celebration of his band's 40th anniversary....More

Bryan Adams: Wounded: The Legacy Of War
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

Somerset House

Over 30 portraits of wounded British servicemen and women, injured whilst on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken by the ...More

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Somerset House

With more than 100 works and previously unseen material, Somerset House presents the UK's largest ever exhibition on influential photographer ...More

 
Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude
Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery

Erotic drawings and watercolours of male and female nudes, some of an explicit nature, Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude provides ...More

 
Knyttan: Factory Of The Future
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Somerset House

A chance to have your own knitwear design made in front of you by the knitting studio's industrial machines and ...More

The Unseen Emporium
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2015 

Somerset House

Exploration of materials, science and design, with the opportunity to purchase from a range of gifts....More

De/coding the Apocalypse
Exhibitions | Until 19th December 2014 

Somerset House

This exhibition will use the latest technology to investigate our fascination with the Book of Revelation....More

Fashioning Winter
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Somerset House

As the UK's most stylish skating scene sets up in the neoclassical courtyard of Somerset House, the hidden gems inside ...More

The Courtauld Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery

Paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the early Renaissance period to the 20th century....More

Jack Of Diamonds
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery

A special display of 11 early 20th-century Russian avant-garde paintings marking the importance of the Jack of Diamonds group, founded ...More

 

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Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life
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The O2 Arena

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London Wonderground
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Ice Skate Vauxhall
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Seasonal | Until 4th January 2015 

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens

This festive season, a brand new winter experience comes to the capital, as Ice Skate Vauxhall opens for the first ...More

 
McBusted
Concerts | 4th April 2015 - 5th April 2015 

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Making the most of their surprise success after forming in early 2014, super group McBusted perform two nights at the ...More

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Theatre | 27th April 2015 - 9th May 2015 

Barbican Centre

Sean Foley's critically acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comedy, first seen in 2013 in the Swan ...More

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The first solo project from Martin Williams, who left his role as Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants after almost a ...More

 
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