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Sights and Attractions near Somerset House  

 
 
ADDRESS
, 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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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | At Somerset House
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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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | At Somerset House
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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The Store Studios
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
180 The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
A creative space and broadcast studios housed in a Brutalist building, Store Studios, 180 The Strand launched in October 2016 with... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As... More
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
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 Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the... More
 
 
 
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Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, Holborn, London EC4Y | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Middle Temple Hall, completed in 1574, is late-Gothic in style. Its attractions are a rare double-hammer beam roof, an intricately carved screen (which, although heavily... More
 
 
 
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
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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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The... More
 
 
 
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Southbank Centre Beach
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Queens Walk, SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre brings the beach ... More
 
 
 
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Glass Room
London > Attractions
Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
With Tom Dixon interiors, Glass Room is one of the more stylish ways to dine on the Thames. Brought to you by Bateaux... More
 
 
 
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The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
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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Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
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
 
 
 
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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
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 Paul's Church, Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
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 Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still... More
 
 
 
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South Bank
London > Attractions
South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
This stretch along the Thames is one of the cultural and social hubs of London with the Southbank Centre - which includes Royal Festival Hall,... More
 
 
 
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The Strand Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
32 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Part of the Proud Galleries family, Proud Central became The Strand Gallery in 2010 expanding from a photography gallery to an exhibition space for all... More
 
 
 
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Museum Of Freemasonry
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Aimed at freemasons and non-freemasons alike, the Museum of Freemasonry provides the chances to learn all about freemasonry and its cultural richness. The museum... More
 
 
 
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Gabriel's Wharf
London > Attractions > Sights
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun... More
 
 
 
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Fleet Street
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Holborn, London EC4A | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Once the thriving hub of Britain's newspaper publishing industry, Fleet Street now plays host to some very historic pubs, beautiful old churches and large financial... More
 
 
 
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Oxo Tower Wharf
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bargehouse Street, Off Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
Originally a power station, later a reprocessing plant owned by the Oxo Company, the bold, Art Deco Oxo Tower was marked out as ripe for... More
 
 
 
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British Optical Association Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
42 Craven Street, WC2N | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
Run by the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers the British Optical Association Museum in Charing Cross features historic examples of London-made spectacles... More
 
 
 
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Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
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
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
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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London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
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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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 9 minutes walk from Somerset House
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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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
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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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
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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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 10 minutes walk from Somerset House
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart... More
 
 
 
 
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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 19th September 2020 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

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

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

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

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
9 To 5 The Musical
9 To 5 The Musical
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

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

 
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

 
Groan Ups
Groan Ups
Theatre | Until 1st December 2019 

Vaudeville Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

A new play from Mischief Theatre, the creators of The Play That Goes Wrong, Groan Ups is a show all ...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

 

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Experimental Negroni Club
Experimental Negroni Club
Exhibitions | From 21st September 

Henrietta Hotel

Celebrating 100 years of the Negroni, Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden has created the Experimental ...More

 
Cineworld Leicester Square
Entertainment 

Cineworld on the north side of Leicester Square is a state-of-the-art nine screen cinema in the centre of London which shows the latest releases and big blockbuster movies....More

A Nightmare On Antics Street
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st November 

Electric Ballroom

Antics DJs Richard Titchener and Matt Terris bring a thrilling Halloween party to the Electric Ballroom in Camden Town with scary decor, prizes for worst and best outfits ...More

Stranger Things Halloween Party
Stranger Things Halloween Party
Concerts | On 26th October 

EartH

DJ Yoda brings a Stranger Things themed party ...More

 
ANTS at fabric
ANTS at fabric
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 1st November 

Fabric Nightclub

Ibiza club night ANTS heads to London superclub fabric in Farringdon to host a Halloween ...More

 
Le Deli Robuchon
Le Deli Robuchon
Dining 

The legacy of the late French chef, Joel Robuchon, can be found in this Mayfair ...More

 
Oktoberfest at Pop Brixton
Oktoberfest at Pop Brixton
Foodie Events | From 11th October 

Pop Brixton

Pop Brixton will once again join in on ...More

 
The Cursed Voyage of HMS Berners
The Cursed Voyage of HMS Berners
Seasonal | On 31st October 

Berners Tavern

The dress code for The London EDITION's Halloween ...More

 
Fright Club: Jitters
Fright Club: Jitters
Comedy | On 31st October 

The Comedy Pub

A fright-tastic comedy show, Jitters blends morbid magic with ghoulish giggles, taking its audience on ...More

 
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Northern Ballet: Dracula
Dance | From 7th November 

Royal Opera House

Northern Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula comes to the Royal Opera House but before ...More

 
CinemaLive and Northern Ballet: Dracula Live
CinemaLive and Northern Ballet: Dracula Live
Film Events | On 31st October 

Vue West End

Broadcast live by satellite from Leeds Playhouse to ...More

 
The Drumsheds
The Drumsheds
Entertainment 

From the creators of Printworks, The Drumsheds is a warehouse and outdoor space that's perfect ...More

 
Out Of Order
Theatre | From 12th October 

Southbank Centre

Sheffield based ensemble Forced Entertainment stages a tragi-comic mime show set in the ruins of a broken world at the Southbank Centre this October. Out Of Order starts with a troupe of hapless clowns huddled ...More

Oneroom Gallery
Attractions 

ONEROOM Gallery is a converted Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch split over four floors with a private terrace....More

Le Comptoir Robuchon
Le Comptoir Robuchon
Dining 

Le Comptoir Robuchon puts the focus on the late chef Joel Robuchon's original small plates ...More

 
Beano Studios
Beano Studios
Business 

The London HQ for Beano, the UK's longest running weekly comic, first published in 1938....More

 
Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho
Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho
Dining 

Underneath the London HQ of British artist Damien Hirst, Sticks'n'Sushi in Soho specialises in sushi ...More

 
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight
Drinking 

Two years after the first behind-bars cocktail bar ...More

 
Wilder Restaurant & Bar
Wilder Restaurant & Bar
Dining 

Modern British restaurant at Boundary London run by Richard McLellan, former chef at the Typing ...More

 
The Collective
The Collective
Business 

Set within a Victorian house, The Collective are a collection of beautifully designed and finished ...More

 
Autumn 2019 in London
Feature 

Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would ...More

 
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Best Street Food and Food Halls in London
Article 

Looking for the best places to fill up ...More

 
Best Food Halls in London
Best Food Halls in London
Article 

With Market Halls, Arcade and Seven Dials Market opening in one year, food halls ...More

 
December in London 2019
December in London 2019
Article 

The National Theatre adapts Neil Gaiman's modern myth for its Christmas show, joining much ...More

 
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Moon Landing 50th Anniversary in London
Article 

London is marking the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
 
 
 
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