Sights and Attractionss near Somerset House  

 
 
ADDRESS
, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA
 
 
OPENING TIMES
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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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
 
 
Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | At Somerset House
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
 
 
 
Waterloo Bridge
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Waterloo, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Somerset House
Waterloo Bridge between Blackfriars Bridge and Hungerford Bridge occupies a great position for some sight seeing with views over Westminster, the Houses of Parliament and... More
 
 
 
Roman Bath
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
5 Strand Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes walk from Somerset House
Restored in the 17th century, this ancient bath in the heart of London, close to Somerset House, is believed to have Roman origins - though... More
 
 
 
Queen's Chapel of the Savoy
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Savoy Hill Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes walk from Somerset House
This chapel is the last surviving building of a hospital for homeless people founded by Henry VII in 1512. Hidden behind the hotel down Savoy... More
 
 
 
BBC World Service
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bush House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
The landmark Bush House buiding between Australia House and India House and on the curved traffic island of Aldwych has been home to the BBC... More
 
 
 
Australia House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Holborn, London WC2B | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
Home of the Australian High Commission in London, Australia House is a landmark building on the corner of Aldwych and the Strand.... More
 
 
 
Cleopatra's Needle
London > Attractions > Sights
| 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
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Vertical Chill at Ellis Brigham
London > Attractions
Ellis Brigham, 3-11 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
Vertical Chill opened in June 2003 and is situated inside Ellis Brigham's Covent Garden store. The wall itself is located within a refrigerated unit starting... More
 
 
 
Atrium Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
London School of Economics & Political Science, Old Building, Houghton Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
The gallery at London School of Economics (LSE) hosts exhibitions by students connected with the college. Since it's foundation in 1895 the LSE students and... More
 
 
 
Twinings
London > Attractions > Museums
216 The Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
It was at these premises, taking over from Tom's Coffee House in 1706, that the famous R. Twinings tea company was founded by Thomas Twining.... More
 
 
 
BFI Southbank Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
The BFI Southbank Gallery is home to a frequently changing programme of exhibitions which are in keeping with the BFI Southbank and its mission to showcase... More
 
 
 
Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Strand, Westminster, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
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
 
 
 
Covent Garden Piazza
London > Attractions > Sights
Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
This is where Covent Garden Market takes place but there's also an open-air cobbled area where miming and juggling acts can often be found.... More
 
 
 
Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Covent Garden, 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 focal point of Covent... More
 
 
 
Catamaran Cruisers
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
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Bateaux London
London > Attractions > Sightseeing Tours
Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
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
 
 
 
Hungerford Bridge
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
The steel Hungerford railway bridge which enables trains to pass from Waterloo to Charing Cross is flanked by two cable pedestrian bridges. Built in 2002,... More
 
 
 
Golden Jubilee Bridges
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Victoria Embankment, WC2N | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
The steel Hungerford railway bridge which enables trains to pass from Waterloo to Charing Cross is flanked by two cable pedestrian bridges. Built in 2002,... More
 
 
 
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
The Inner Temple, Holborn, London EC4Y | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
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The Winter's Tale
The Winter's Tale
Dance | Until 10th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House

After creating Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet in 2011 - the company's first full length ...More

 
Frankenstein
Dance | Until 27th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House

The Royal Opera House hosts the world premiere of Liam Scarlett's new full-length ballet, ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Tannhauser
Concerts | Until 15th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House

Tim Albery's critically acclaimed 2010 production of Wagner's early opera, Tannhauser, returns to the Royal Opera ...More

Lucia Di Lammermoor
Lucia Di Lammermoor
Concerts | Until 19th May 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House

Diana Damrau and Aleksandra Kurzak lead a world-class cast in Katie Mitchell's new production of Lucia di ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Somerset House

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 30th July 2016 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Somerset House

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
Hand to God
Theatre | Until 11th June 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Taking into account its favour with the critics and several Tony nominations, irreverent puppet comedy ...More

 
 
 
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