Attractions in WC2

WC2 Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (21), Art Galleries (19), Other Attractions (13), Museums (11), Sights (7), Sightseeing Tours (3), Attractions for Kids (1), Parks and Gardens (1)

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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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Somerset House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to theCourtauld Institute... More
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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
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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
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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
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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
The London Eye elbowed its way onto the capital's tourist scene as one of the statement pieces to mark the turn of... More
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, 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
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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
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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
Topolski Century
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
150-152 Hungerford Arches, Concert Hall Approach, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Beneath the railway which runs along Hungerford Bridge in the Victorian arches at the Festival Square behind the Royal Festival Hall is large gallery dedicated... 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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London Information Centre
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
Leicester Square, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
The sight of lost and lonely tourists wandering around Leicester Square is already a distant memory. LondonTown.com's London Information Centre, Leicester Square, is situated directly... More
Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Somerset House, Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
THE HERMITAGE ROOMS ARE NO LONGER OPERATING AS AN EXHIBITION SPACE. From April 2008 two of the Rooms became the London base of The State Hermitage... 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
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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
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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
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
The Courtauld Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
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Boro: Threads of Life
Exhibitions | Until 26th April 2014 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

A free exhibition of 40 fine examples of Boro work - Japanese for 'mended rags' - dating from the late ...More

Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq
Exhibitions | Until 18th May 2014 

Courtauld Institute Gallery 2 minutes walk from Wc2

A precious metalwork bag, made in Northern Iraq around 1300, will be the centrepiece of the Courtauld exhibition, Court and ...More

 
A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
A Dialogue with Nature: Romantic Landscapes from Britain and Germany
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Courtauld Institute Gallery 2 minutes walk from Wc2

British and German Romantic landscape drawing is explored in the Courtauld exhibition through major drawings, watercolours and oil sketches by ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 30th May 2015 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Wc2

Nominated for a staggering seven Oliviers in this year's Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Easter Family Fun at the London Transport Museum
Kids Events | Until 21st April 2014 

London Transport Museum 3 minutes walk from Wc2

It's the Year of the Bus at the London Transport Museum and there's a programme of special families focused events ...More

Discoveries
Discoveries
Exhibitions | Until 27th April 2014 

Two Temple Place 4 minutes walk from Wc2

Discoveries at Two Temple Place showcases key objects from all eight museums at the University of Cambridge, spanning millennia and ...More

 
Captain Howdy
Music | On 20th April 2014 

The Roadhouse 4 minutes walk from Wc2

Energetic rock'n'roll ensemble....More

The Bodyguard
The Bodyguard
Theatre | Until 31st May 2014 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Wc2

Twenty years after the romantic thriller burst onto our cinema screens - reducing us all to tears - The Bodyguard ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 5 minutes walk from Wc2

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

Royal Opera House 5 minutes walk from Wc2

Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ...More

 
 
 
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