Attractions in WC2

WC2 Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (22), Art Galleries (20), Other Attractions (14), Museums (11), Sights (7), Sightseeing Tours (2), Attractions for Kids (1), Parks and Gardens (1)

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Benjamin Franklin House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Craven Street, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
This Georgian terraced house was the London base of the great American statesman and key founder of the United States, Benjamin Franklin between 1757... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, WC2, London WC1A | in WC2
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, WC2, London EC4Y | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
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
St George's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
6-7 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC2, London WC1A | in WC2
The architect Nicholas Hawksmoor built St George's between 1710 and 1730. The interior has since been altered but has many original furnishings. ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
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
Canada House Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Canada House Cultural Centre Trafalgar Square WESTMINSTER, WC2, London SW1Y | in WC2
Cultural centre promoting Canadian music, films and visual arts. There's a continuous programme in the gallery, including historical and contemporary painting, sculpture, crafts, photography, drawings... More
Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Strand, Westminster, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
The grand and elaborate Gothic architecture of this esteemed building seems apt for the centrepiece of the British Legal system. Built by the architect... More
Library & Museum Of Freemasonry
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
Freemason's Hall was built after World War One in art deco style as a tribute to all the Freemasons who lost their lives but... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
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
St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
Affectionately known as 'The Actors' Church' because of its long association with London's theatre community, this beautiful church has stood in the heart of the... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
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
Bateaux London
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
Brighten up your day with a lunchtime cruise down the Thames and indulge in the a la carte menu offered on Bateaux London's world famous... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
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
Roman Bath
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
5 Strand Lane, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
Restored in the 17th century, this ancient bath in the heart of London, close to Somerset House, is believed to have Roman origins - though... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, WC2, London EC4Y | in WC2
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
Twinings
London > Attractions > Museums
216 The Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
It was at these premises, taking over from Tom's Coffee House in 1706, that the famous R. Twinings tea company was founded by Thomas Twining.... More
St Dunstan in the West
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
184 Fleet Street, WC2, London EC4A | in WC2
This church, located on the north side of Fleet Street, was designed by John Shaw in 1833 and comes complete with a Gothic lantern tower.... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
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
Topolski Gallery and Bar
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Concert Hall Approach (behind the Royal Festival Hall), WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Beneath the railway which runs along Hungerford Bridge in the Victorian arches behind the Royal Festival Hall is a large gallery and now bar dedicated... More
Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
10 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
This exhibition covers almost two centuries of the combined history of the regiments, The Inns of Court Regiment (The Devil\'s Own), and the City of... More

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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

Novello Theatre 1 minute walk from Wc2

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

Duchess Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Cabaret Voltaire
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 3rd June 2015 

CellarDoor 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Cabaret and burlesque from live acts and DJs....More

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Theatre | Until 13th June 2015 

Aldwych Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Marc Bruni directs the London transfer of the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2016 

The Lyceum Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Wc2

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Divided Cities: Urban Inequalities In The 21st Century: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 6th May 2015 

London School Of Economics 3 minutes walk from Wc2

Professor Fran Tonkiss asks what kinds of cities are emerging as urbanisation grows alongside worsening inequality?...More

Anglo-American Civilisation And Its Discontents In World Affairs: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 6th May 2015 

London School Of Economics 3 minutes walk from Wc2

Professor Peter Katzenstein discusses Anglo-American civilisation....More

Political Community And EU Law: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 6th May 2015 

London School Of Economics 3 minutes walk from Wc2

Professor Damian Chalmers presents a lecture on the evening before voters head to the ballot box in the UK's general ...More

Making A Difference In Education: What The Evidence Says: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 6th May 2015 

London School Of Economics 3 minutes walk from Wc2

The authors review their recent book's main findings about raising pupil outcomes and narrowing the social gap....More

 
 
 
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