Attractions in WC2

WC2 Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (21), 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 the†Courtauld 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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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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Mamma Mia!
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Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

Novello Theatre 1 minute walk from Wc2

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

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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The Courtauld Collection
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

The Courtauld Gallery 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

Fashioning Winter
Exhibitions | Until 11th January 2015 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

The Courtauld Gallery 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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The Unseen Emporium
Exhibitions | Until 5th May 2015 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

Chris Stein/Negative: Me, Blondie, And The Advent Of Punk
Exhibitions | Until 25th January 2015 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

Skate At Somerset House
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Seasonal | Until 11th January 2015 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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The Dark Circus Party New Year's Eve Special
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Open Air Theatre
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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park

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Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cezanne
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Royal Academy of Arts

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Dead Sheep
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Park Theatre

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