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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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bankside Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
48 Hopton Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 13 minutes walk from Somerset House
Bankside Gallery is the home of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers - the oldest societies of their kind in the... More
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 14 minutes walk from Somerset House
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world... More
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Big Ben
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Parliament Square, St Margaret Street, Westminster, London SW1A | 16 minutes walk from Somerset House
Sir Charles Barry sought advice from Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy - clockmaker to the Queen - and Augustus Pugin when it came to designing the... More
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The Building Centre
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
26 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 17 minutes walk from Somerset House
Open to the public as well as construction professionals, The Building Centre houses a permanent exhibition of a 1:1500 scale model of Central London. Current... More
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Bowman Sculpture
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
6 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y | 18 minutes walk from Somerset House
Bowman Sculpture in St James's is a presitgious gallery where art collectors with deep pockets can get their hands on an original Rodin. Specialising in... More
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Bloomberg Arcade
London > Attractions
3 Queen Victoria Street, EC2R | 21 minutes walk from Somerset House
Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to... More
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 23 minutes walk from Somerset House
Part of the Barbican Centre for arts and conferences the Curve Gallery, situated on the ground floor, has changing exhibitions of photography, art and... More
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Barbican Art Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Silk Street, City, London EC2 | 23 minutes walk from Somerset House
The Barbican is renowned as one of London's top venues for theatre, art and dance. At the Barbican Art Gallery on level 3 you... More
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 23 minutes walk from Somerset House
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 24 minutes walk from Somerset House
Sorry, no free samples here but you can get your hands on a real gold bar. Housed within the Bank of England, the Bank of... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Buckingham Palace
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A | 24 minutes walk from Somerset House
England's most famous royal palace, and the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace opens the doors of its State Rooms to the public... More
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Bolivar Hall at Venezuelan Embassy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
54-56 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 24 minutes walk from Somerset House
Part of the Venezuelan cultural complex located at 54 Grafton Way in Fitzrovia, London, Bolivar Hall first opened its doors to the public in 1986... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
BBC Broadcasting House
London > Attractions > Sights
2-22 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 25 minutes walk from Somerset House
BBC HQ and home, in particular, to the BBC's famous Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House is an iconic building in Portland Place. This purpose-built broadcast centre,... More
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British Library
London > Attractions > Museums
96 Euston Road, King's Cross, London NW1 | 27 minutes walk from Somerset House
With over 150 million items, a copy of every publication produced in the UK and Ireland, artwork by artists such as Antony Gormley and Eduardo... More
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Bunhill Fields
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
38 City Road, Shoreditch, London EC1Y | 30 minutes walk from Somerset House
Small, wooded dissenters' cemetery in the city centre. William Blake, John Bunyan and Daniel Defoe are among over 120,000 nonconformists whose bodies are squeezed closely together... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Broadgate Ice Rink
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street, City, London EC2A | 33 minutes walk from Somerset House
London's longest-running outdoor ice rink, Broadgate Ice Rink, can be found between mid November and the end of February in Exchange Square, only a couple... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Baker Street Quarter
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Baker Street, W1U | 34 minutes walk from Somerset House
Taking in the charming streets of Marylebone, from Baker Street Station to Wigmore Street, Baker Street Quarter covers an attractive... More
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 miles from Somerset House
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian... More
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The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2.1 miles from Somerset House
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Power Station
London > Attractions > Sights
Circus West, Sopwith Way, Battersea, London SW8 | 2.3 miles from Somerset House
The masterpiece of architect Giles Gilbert Scott, the Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has taken on an iconic status in the capital. With its... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brompton Oratory
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 2.5 miles from Somerset House
Built in 1884, in the Italianate Baroque style, the Brompton Oratory is an exact imitation of the Church of the Gesu in Rome and sports... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Dogs & Cats Home
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
4 Battersea Park Road, SW8 | 2.5 miles from Somerset House
Helping out man's best friend since 1860, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has become a national institution. It has played a part in several historical... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brunel Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 2.8 miles from Somerset House
Within the original engine house in Tunnel Road, SE16, this permanent exhibition commemorates the world's first subaqueous tunnel built by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel assisted... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Battersea Park Children's Zoo
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Battersea Park, SW11 | 2.9 miles from Somerset House
Battersea Park Children's Zoo is home to a host of glorious creatures. There are farmyard animals, lemurs, otters and monkeys, as well as peacocks which... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Block 336
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
336 Brixton Road, SW9 | 2.9 miles from Somerset House
Founded in October 2011, Block 336 is an artist-run project space, studio provider and UK registered charity. Located in Brixton, the gallery has... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brompton Cemetery
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Fulham Road, Fulham, London SW10 | 3.6 miles from Somerset House
Opened in the mid-19th century Brompton Cemetery was set up as one of the 'Magnificent Seven' series of cemeteries, which included Highgate Cemetery, established to... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brixton Windmill
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Windmill Gardens, Brixton Hill, SW2 | 4 miles from Somerset House
Brixton Hill was still relatively rural when the Brixton Windmill was built in 1816 by John Muggeridge and Sons and the area remained largely agricultural... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Burgh House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
New End Square, NW3 | 4.1 miles from Somerset House
Set in the heart of Hampstead Village, Burgh House is a Queen Anne, Grade I listed, building with a terraced garden and licensed basement buttery... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Balfron Tower
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
St. Leonards Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4.7 miles from Somerset House
Commissioned by London County Council, Balfron Tower, was designed by Erno Goldfinger as "a beacon of social housing in 1968" (The Guardian). This 27 storey... More
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The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 30th January 2022 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Award-winning company Theatre Mischief presents a hilarious play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society staging a murder mystery, which is beset ...More

Frozen: The Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Michael Grandage directs a magical stage musical based on the Disney animated film, which charts the journey of two sisters ...More

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Gillian Lynne Theatre 8 minutes walk from Somerset House

The fairy tale heroine shall go the royal ball when Laurence Connor directs a musical comedy with a book by ...More

The Ocean At The End Of The Lane
Theatre | Until 12th February 2022 

Duke of York's Theatre 9 minutes walk from Somerset House

Alex returns to the old Sussex farmhouse of his youth and recalls a battle against dark, ancient forces with his ...More

The Drifters Girl
Theatre | Until 26th March 2022 

Garrick Theatre 9 minutes walk from Somerset House

Beverley Knight plays Faye Treadwell, manager of The Drifters, in the world premiere staging of a musical about the woman ...More

Life Of Pi
Theatre | Until 27th February 2022 

Wyndham's Theatre 9 minutes walk from Somerset House

Max Webster directs the West End transfer of Lolita Chakrabarti's stage adaptation of the novel by Yann Martel about a ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 10 minutes walk from Somerset House

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 
Mary Poppins
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Prince Edward Theatre 12 minutes walk from Somerset House

Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival ...More

Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 13th February 2022 

Sondheim Theatre 14 minutes walk from Somerset House

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's long-running musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's revolutionary novel of tragedy and loss plays out a ...More

Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical
Theatre | Until 3rd April 2022 

Lyric Shaftesbury Avenue 14 minutes walk from Somerset House

Clint Dyer directs a celebration of the life of the music superstar from humble beginnings in the hills of rural ...More

 
 
 
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