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Entertainment near Somerset House

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, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA
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10am-6pm
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Courtauld Gallery: 5 (Adults), 4 (Concs), FREE (Mondays 10am-2pm excl Public Holidays) | Embankment Galleries: 8 (Adults), 6 (Concs)
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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
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and... More
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer... More
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is... More
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Royal Opera House
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
This impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to major stars of the classical music world since 1858. The... More
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Linbury Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Bow Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Part of the Royal Opera House , the Linbury Theatre was completely refurbished in December 2018 revealing, "a handsome... 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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Underbelly Festival
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Each summer, from April 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, South Bank, London 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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Boat Show Comedy Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Tattershall Castle, Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London SW1A | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Boat Show Comedy Club aboard the Tattershall Castle has consistently good line-ups and has played host to some of the finest comedy acts on... 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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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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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, South Bank, London 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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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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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 19th September 2020 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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The Play That Goes Wrong
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Theatre | Until 3rd May 2020 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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9 To 5 The Musical
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Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Dolly Parton's signature sass is stamped all over this empowering musical version of the 1980 movie in which she co-starred. ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Aldwych Theatre 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Aram Store And The Aram Gallery
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2019 

The Aram Gallery 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Aram Store celebrates the Bauhaus centenary with work from the art school, produced by Tecnolumen....More

Untangling the Tracks
Untangling the Tracks
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The London Transport Museum looks at the history of the Thameslink train line with its new exhibition, Untangling the Tracks. ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | Until 4th January 2020 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 
Peter Gynt
Peter Gynt
Theatre | Until 8th October 2019 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

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