Attractions in WC2

WC2 Attractions by category: Art Galleries (24), Historic Buildings (24), Other Attractions (14), Museums (12), Sights (9), Attractions for Kids (2), Sightseeing Tours (2), Parks and Gardens (1)

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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sir John Soane's Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
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
Benjamin Franklin House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
36 Craven Street, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
This Georgian terraced house was the London base of the great American statesman and key founder of the United States, Benjamin Franklin between 1757... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Hayward Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Belvedere Road, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, WC2, London WC1A | in WC2
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
London Eye
London > Attractions > Sights
Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
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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Temple Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Fleet Street, Temple, WC2, London EC4Y | in WC2
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 Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hunterian Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
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
St George's Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
6-7 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC2, London WC1A | in WC2
The architect Nicholas Hawksmoor built St George's between 1710 and 1730. The interior has since been altered but has many original furnishings. ... More
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St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
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
Canada House Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Canada House Cultural Centre Trafalgar Square WESTMINSTER, WC2, London SW1Y | in WC2
Cultural centre promoting Canadian music, films and visual arts. There's a continuous programme in the gallery, including historical and contemporary painting, sculpture, crafts, photography, drawings... More
Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Strand, Westminster, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
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
Library & Museum Of Freemasonry
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, WC2, London WC2B | in WC2
Freemason's Hall was built after World War One in art deco style as a tribute to all the Freemasons who lost their lives but... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, WC2, London WC2N | in WC2
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
Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
London > Attractions > Museums
Somerset House, Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
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
St Paul's Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Bedford Street, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
Affectionately known as 'The Actors' Church' because of its long association with London's theatre community, this beautiful church has stood in the heart of the... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, WC2, London WC2E | in WC2
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, WC2, London WC2H | in WC2
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising... More
Roman Bath
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
5 Strand Lane, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Middle Temple Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Middle Temple Lane, WC2, London EC4Y | in WC2
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
Twinings
London > Attractions > Museums
216 The Strand, WC2, London WC2R | in WC2
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
Topolski Gallery and Bar
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Concert Hall Approach (behind the Royal Festival Hall), WC2, London SE1 | in WC2
Beneath the railway which runs along Hungerford Bridge in the Victorian arches behind the Royal Festival Hall is a large gallery and now bar dedicated... More
Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
10 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2, London WC2A | in WC2
This exhibition covers almost two centuries of the combined history of the regiments, The Inns of Court Regiment (The Devil\'s Own), and the City of... More

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Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Novello Theatre 1 minute walk from Wc2

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

 
Artists At Work
Exhibitions | Until 15th July 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 2 minutes walk from Wc2

Drawn principally from a specialist private collection of drawings, the display focuses on depictions of artists' studios - symbolic, actual ...More

The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 7th April 2019 

Duchess Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

Print! Tearing It Up - Independent British Magazines Changing The World
Exhibitions | Until 22nd August 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

An exploration of the history and impact of the British independent magazine scene today....More

World Illustration Awards 2018 Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 20th June 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

The shortlisted works explore what illustration means today, how it shapes our world and understanding and how the art form ...More

Kimchi And Chips: Halo
Exhibitions | Until 27th June 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

In this new installation, for the neoclassical courtyard around 200 mirrors will reflect the light of the sun through the ...More

Es Devlin: Mask
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

A new projection-mapped sculptural work made specifically for Somerset House and Photo London....More

Complex Value$
Exhibitions | Until 24th June 2018 

Somerset House 2 minutes walk from Wc2

The works in the exhibition by Studio resident artists Alan Warburton, AlbumCorp and Fraud take a critical look at systematic ...More

The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

The Lyceum Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

 
Tina
Tina
Theatre | Until 16th February 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

 

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White City Place
White City Place
Attractions 

Previously home to the BBC and north of Television Centre, White City Place is home ...More

 
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
MoreYoga Tower Bridge
Sport 

The 14th yoga studio from MoreYoga, this Tower Bridge space has an intimate feel with ...More

 
Armed Forces Day Festival
Kids Events | On 30th June 

RAF Museum

On Saturday 30th June 2018 the RAF Museum officially re-opens its doors for a free festival celebrating its multi-million pound refurbishment on the same day as the Armed Forces Day Festival. The double celebration is ...More

RAF100 Parade and Flypast
Exhibitions | On 10th July 

The Mall

On Tuesday 10th July, one hundred days after the official 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force, up to 100 aircraft representing the RAF's history will fly over Buckingham Palace. In the hour and a ...More

V For
V For
Foodie Events | From 1st August 

The Old Truman Brewery

This August, the Old Truman Brewery hosts brand new vegan lifestyle festival, V For. Offering ...More

 
Jim's Cafe
Jim's Cafe
Dining 

Serving steak and eggs and liquorice whiskey sours in Clapton, Jim's Cafe is one of ...More

 
Soane's Kitchen
Soane's Kitchen
Dining 

Inside the original walled kitchen garden at Pitzhanger Manor, Soane's Kitchen is a beautiful cafe ...More

 
Southbank Centre Beach
Southbank Centre Beach
Attractions 

Every summer, from the end of May until the beginning of September, the Southbank Centre ...More

 
Farmer J
Farmer J
Dining 

Bringing produce from British fields to the City, Jonathan Recanati's Farmer J offers protein- and ...More

 
London Shuffle Club
London Shuffle Club
Sport 

After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, ...More

 
Yen Burger
Yen Burger
Dining 

Japanese urban-inspired restaurant in Borough offering premium Asian-influenced burgers....More

 
East Village Wellness Day
East Village Wellness Day
Sporting Events | On 23rd June 

East Village

Following on from World Yoga Day on 21st June, East Village presents the East Village ...More

 
Gillian Horsup
Shopping 

Vintage costume jewellery and accessories....More

Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Royal Opera: Don Giovanni
Concerts | From 29th June 

Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten's "thoughtul and attentive" (Telegraph) 2014 production of Mozart's drama returns to the Royal ...More

 
Queer And Now
Queer And Now
Exhibitions | On 23rd June 

Tate Britain

Back for its second year and following on from the 2017 Queer British Art exhibition, ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Vegan Nights
Dining 

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market in late 2017 the meat ...More

 
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take The O2
Theatre | From 13th July 

The O2 Arena

They've been entertaining audiences for over 60 years but this is the first time the ...More

 
This Is Not For You
This Is Not For You
Theatre | From 30th June 

Royal Artillery Square

The world premiere of Graeae Theatre Company's moving tribute to Britain's wounded soldiers, directed by ...More

 
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other
Theatre | From 4th January 

National Theatre

Cate Blanchett makes her debut at the National ...More

 
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Nederlands Dans Theater 1
Dance | From 26th June 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

The Dutch dance company, "One of world dance's truly great companies" (Daily Telegraph), performs two ...More

 
Summer in London
Summer in London
Feature 

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on ...More

 
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Best Vegan Restaurants in London
Article 

Plant-based eating is trending in London. From burgers ...More

 
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
London Celebrates 250 Years of the Circus
Article 

In 2018 London celebrates the 250th anniversary ...More

 
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
The Best Boutique Hotels in London
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They're the most stylish places to stay in ...More

 
November in London 2018
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment ...More

 
November in London 2018
Article 

There's an explosion of fireworks on the 5th, Star Wars gets the full orchestra treatment at the Royal Albert Hall and Gainsborough's Family Album opens at the National Portrait Gallery, it's all in London in ...More

Best Immersive Experiences in London
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At the best immersive experiences in London the ...More

 
 
 
 
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