Entertainments 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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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted... More
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's... More
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable... More
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on... More
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The Funny Side of Covent Garden (Upstairs at The George)
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
213 Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Funny Side comedy group runs comedy clubs in three locations in London, including the flagship Covent Garden venue above The George pub which puts... More
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Fortune Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
The first theatre built after World War I is an astonishing piece of architecture. Built in 1922-4, it preceded the arrival of the Art Deco... More
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Peacock Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed on 23rd February 2013, the Dorfman Theatre will see the site redeveloped, with a greater capacity, more... More
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Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a 100 million revamp that will see the 1960s... More
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Southbank Centre: Purcell Room
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Housed in the same modernist block as the Royal Festival Hall and sandwiched between it and the Hayward Gallery, the Purcell Room has a 372-seat... More
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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival Hall
London > Entertainment > Live Music
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique... More
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London Wonderground Spiegeltent
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Each summer, from May to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to... More
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HMS President
London > Entertainment
Kings Reach, Victoria Embankment, Holborn, London EC4Y | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
One of the last three surviving warships of the Royal Navy built during the First World War and the first type of warship built specifically... More
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one... More
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of... More
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi... More
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling... More
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making... More
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BFI IMAX Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
With a huge 26m x 20m screen, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the IMAX format (short for Image... More
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Curzon Mondrian
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
Situated within Mondrian London, Curzon Mondrian is a 56-seat cinema run by the independent cinema company from Friday evenings through to Sunday. Screenings include new... More
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Arts Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
6-7 Great Newport Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Arts Theatre was built in 1927 as a members club, which allowed it to circumvent the censorship laws and perform unusual and avant garde... More
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's... More
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Volupte Lounge
London > Entertainment > Theatres
9 Norwich Street, Holborn, London EC4A | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
Quirky, alternative cabaret club. From cream teas to secret organic cocktails, cabaret and comedy, Kuki La-Belle and Delores von Cotier’s cheeky club combines the naughty with... More
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St. Martin's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
West Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
Designed as a companion theatre to the New Ambassador’s, which stands next to it, separated only by the narrow Tower Court, St Martin’s was completed... More
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The Hippodrome
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
Most Londoners have a feeling of nostalgia when they see The Hippodrome, a famous and historic Grade II listed building adjacent to Leicester Square. What... More
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the... More
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day?... More
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Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Somerset House
Vue West End is located on the north east side of London's Leicester Square. The nine screen cinema shows all the latest releases and has... More
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Shaftesbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 11 minutes walk from Somerset House
A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was... More
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The Slug And Lettuce
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
County Hall, 5 Chicheley Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 11 minutes walk from Somerset House
Situated in the heart of London at Southbank, and right in front of tourists' favourite the London Eye, The Slug and Lettuce is the perfect... More
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