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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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 the... More
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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
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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
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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The Courtauld Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, 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... 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
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
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
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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Friday Folies Bergere
Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

CellarDoor 2 minutes walk from Wc2

A cabaret and burlesque show starring legendary performer Holly Penfield and beautiful piano virtuoso Chrys Columbine, plus other femmes fatales....More

Royal Opera: Big Sing Fridays
Concerts | Until 6th March 2015 

Linbury Studio Theatre 5 minutes walk from Wc2

Explore the world of opera and sing with music staff and guest artists in the Paul Hamlyn Hall....More

Listen to the Silence: Zonzo Compagnie (Over 6s)
Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

Linbury Studio Theatre 5 minutes walk from Wc2

Production of the Year at the 2012 International Young Audiences Music Award....More

Counterflow
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 30th January 2015 

Guanabara 6 minutes walk from Wc2

An evening of Latin and Brazilian entertainment, featuring dance demonstrations, DJ Limao playing soul, reggae, garage, D&B, swing, Latin and ...More

Behind The Beautiful Forevers
Behind The Beautiful Forevers
Theatre | Until 13th April 2015 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 7 minutes walk from Wc2

Meera Syal stars in Behind the Beautiful Forevers, David Hare's adaptation of Katherine Boo's book - "a small classic of ...More

 
Tena Stivicic On 3 Winters: Talk
Exhibitions | On 30th January 2015 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre 7 minutes walk from Wc2

Tena Stivicic in conversation with Misha Glenny....More

G-A-Y Camp Attack
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th March 2015 

Heaven 7 minutes walk from Wc2

Unabashedly cheesy retro hits from the 1970s to the noughties for an energetic gay crowd....More

The Covent Garden Comedy Club
Comedy | On 30th January 2015 

Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Arches 7 minutes walk from Wc2

Stand-up comedy by Wayne Deakin, Phil Chapman, Brendan Reece and Steve Budeja....More

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
Theatre | Until 31st August 2015 

Charing Cross Hotel 8 minutes walk from Wc2

An interactive comedy drama inspired by the TV programme, offering the chance to dine with neurotic Basil, domineering Sybil and ...More

Friday Night Is Music Night
Concerts | On 30th January 2015 

Southbank Centre 8 minutes walk from Wc2

A recording of the orchestral music show to mark the BBC Light Programme's 70th anniversary, with the BBC Concert Orchestra ...More

 

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February in London 2015
February in London 2015

Maxine Peake, Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Stevenson make February 2015 a strong month for new theatre in London. Beatles ...More

 
April in London 2015
April in London 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen and Enda Walsh adapts Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court in ...More

 
The Deck Valentine's Restaurant
The Deck Valentine's Restaurant
Seasonal | On 14th February 2015 

The Deck at the National Theatre

Not usually open to the public, The Deck at the National Theatre is open for one night only this Valentine's ...More

 
Adventures Of The Black Square: Abstract Art And Society 1915-2015
Adventures Of The Black Square: Abstract Art And Society 1915-2015
Exhibitions | Until 6th April 2015 

Whitechapel Gallery

Follow a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today, shedding new light on the evolution of geometric abstraction. Adventures ...More

 
Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
Dance | 9th March 2015 - 5th September 2015 

Dominion Theatre

Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic ...More

 
How Necessary is a Relationship
Exhibitions | On 11th February 2015 

School of Life

Lecturer, style educator and happiness consultant Samantha Clarke asks, "Do we need a relationship in order to live a ...More

Pillow Cinema
Pillow Cinema
Film Events | Until 1st February 2015 

Shoreditch Underground

Aimed at those struggling to tear themselves away from the sofa this January, the team behind the Hot Tub Cinema ...More

 
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
The Cocktail Trading Company Development Bar and Table
Opened Mid-January 2015 

Situated in the basement below Central & Co, on Great Marlborough Street, The Cocktail Trading Co Development Bar & Table, ...More

 
Harringay Local Store
Harringay Local Store
Opened 12th January 2015 

Harringay locals, couple Ebony and Paul Harding, are behind this supermarket with a difference. Harringay Local Store unites their two ...More

 
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
Opens 1st February 2015 

Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse, famous for ...More

 
 
 
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