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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 30th May 2020 

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

 
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

 
Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel
Comedy | Until 27th July 2020 

Fortune Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Each day, an all-star cast improvise a brand new Austen work based on audience suggestions. Full of swooning ladies, stolen ...More

Death Of England
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

National Theatre: Dorfman 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

Black Mirror and Hedda Gabler actor Rafe Spall returns to the National Theatre this winter to star in Clint Dyer ...More

Royal Ballet: Onegin
Royal Ballet: Onegin
Dance | Until 29th February 2020 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

John Cranko directs Tchaikovsky's most-loved opera, based on the Alexander Pushkin novel, about the young country girl Tatyana, who believes ...More

 
Recitals At Lunch
Concerts | On 24th February 2020 

Royal Opera House 6 minutes walk from Somerset House

Various artists perform classical works in an informal atmosphere....More

NHK Symphony Orchestra
Concerts | On 24th February 2020 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Paavo Jarvi conducts Takemitsu's How Slow The Wind, Schumann's Cello Concerto and Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2, with cellist Sol Gabetta....More

FK Alexander: I Could Go On Singing
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2020 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from Somerset House

Performance artist FK Alexander sings along to the final recording of Judy Garland singing 'Over the Rainbow'....More

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Super Nature
Super Nature
Exhibitions | From 28th March 

Garden Museum

A new art fair inspired by the joy of plants comes to the Garden Museum ...More

 
Drag Bingo and Bottomless Bubbles
Drag Bingo and Bottomless Bubbles
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th February 

Mama London

Eccentric east London hotel Mama London presents an ...More

 
Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
Darkfield: Seance - Flight - Coma
Theatre | From 28th February 

Lewis Cubitt Park and Square

Described as a 'multi-sensory sonic theme park' Darkfield ...More

 
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Easter at the Southbank Centre
Seasonal | From 4th April 

Southbank Centre

This Easter hop down to the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Steve Martin & Martin Short: The Funniest Show In Town At The Moment
Comedy | From 14th March 

Royal Albert Hall

The Hollywood actors, comedians and decades-long friends cross ...More

 
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Shazia Mirza: Coconut
Comedy | On 7th March 

Southbank Centre

Insightful social and cultural observations mixed with personal anecdotes from the award-winning Birmingham-born stand-up. Shazia ...More

 
Formafantasma: Cambio
Formafantasma: Cambio
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

At the intersection of design, contemporary art and research, Italian design duo Formafantasma examines the ...More

 
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Richard Alston Dance Company: Final Edition
Dance | From 7th March 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The final ever performances of Richard Alston Dance ...More

 
Hamlet
Hamlet
Theatre | From 30th March 

National Theatre: Dorfman

An energetic retelling of Hamlet for eight to 12 year olds, this hour-long introduction to ...More

 
Cutting Room
Cutting Room
Dining 

Cutting Room is a cute restaurant with live music in the basement bar downstairs....More

 
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Mardi Gras at Pop Brixton
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th February 

Pop Brixton

A taste of New Orleans comes to London this February when Pop Brixton presents the ...More

 
Atmosphere Venues
Atmosphere Venues
Business 

A collection of contemporary venue spaces located in Westminster's Millbank Tower, an 118-metre high skyscraper ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
Drinking 

The tallest pub in London, the George & Vulture has stood tall against the changing ...More

 
George & Vulture
George & Vulture
Dining 

British cuisine....More

 
Chop'd City Point
Chop'd City Point
Dining 

Chop'd is a good salad, soup and breakfast place where food is freshly made each ...More

 
London Graphic Centre
Shopping 

For artists and designers the London Graphic Centre has been a well known location in Covent Garden since the flagship store opened in 1996....More

GoBoat Paddington
GoBoat Paddington
Transport 

Explore London's canals in Camden, Little Venice and beyond on a self-drive boating from Paddington....More

 
The Conductor
The Conductor
Drinking 

The Conductor is a Fullers pub and restaurant on Fleet Place in Farringdon serving indulgent ...More

 
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
The Lanesborough Club & Spa
Leisure 

A subterranean sanctuary in the heart of central ...More

 
Bulgari Spa London
Bulgari Spa London
Leisure 

Split across two levels, the vast 2,000 square metre Bulgari Spa is the crowning glory ...More

 
London Events 2020
London Events 2020
Feature 

New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, and blockbuster ...More

 
Best Valentine's Day Events in London
Best Valentine's Day Events in London
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Looking for romantic Valentine's Day screenings, floral ...More

 
Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
Illuminating London Light Shows in January 2020
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Six illuminating light shows to brighten the ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2020
New Hotels in London 2020
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A record high of 65 new hotels open in London in 2020. Stay at ...More

 
 
 
 
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