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WC2 Attractions by category: Historic Buildings (23), Art Galleries (20), Other Attractions (14), Museums (11), Sights (8), Sightseeing Tours (2), Attractions for Kids (1), Parks and Gardens (1)

 
 
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1st January Where:
,   St Martin's Place    WC2  WC2H
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National Portrait Gallery

St Martin's Place, WC2, WC2H  0HE  10 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   13 Lincoln's Inn Fields    WC2  WC2A
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Sir John Soane's Museum

13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2, WC2A  3BP  7 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   36 Craven Street    WC2  WC2N
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Benjamin Franklin House

36 Craven Street, WC2, WC2N  5NF  8 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Trafalgar Square    WC2  WC2N
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National Gallery

Trafalgar Square, WC2, WC2N  5DN  9 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Belvedere Road    WC2  SE1
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The Hayward Gallery

Belvedere Road, WC2, SE1  8XZ  8 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Strand    WC2  WC2R
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Somerset House

Strand, WC2, WC2R  1LA  2 minutes away from WC2

Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute...  More

1st January Where:
,   35 Little Russell Street    WC2  WC1A
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The Cartoon Museum

35 Little Russell Street, WC2, WC1A  2HH  10 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House    WC2  WC2R
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Courtauld Institute Gallery

Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, WC2, WC2R  0RN  2 minutes away from 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 artworks displayed...  More

1st January Where:
,   Covent Garden Piazza    WC2  WC2E
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London Transport Museum

Covent Garden Piazza, WC2, WC2E  7BB  3 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Jubilee Gardens, South Bank    WC2  SE1
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London Eye

Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, WC2, SE1  7PB  10 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Fleet Street, Temple    WC2  EC4Y
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Temple Church

Fleet Street, Temple, WC2, EC4Y  7BL  6 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Trafalgar Square    WC2  WC2N
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St Martin-in-the-Fields

Trafalgar Square, WC2, WC2N  4JJ  9 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields    WC2  WC2A
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Hunterian Museum

35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2, WC2A  3PE  5 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   6-7 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury    WC2  WC1A
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St George's Church

6-7 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC2, WC1A  2HR  10 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Bedford Street    WC2  WC2E
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St Paul's Covent Garden

Bedford Street, WC2, WC2E  9ED  6 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Somerset House, Strand    WC2  WC2R
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The Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand, WC2, WC2R  1LA  2 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Leicester Square    WC2  WC2H
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Leicester Square

Leicester Square, WC2, WC2H  7BP  11 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Canada House Cultural Centre Trafalgar Square WESTMINSTER    WC2  SW1Y
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Canada House Gallery

Canada House Cultural Centre Trafalgar Square WESTMINSTER, WC2, SW1Y  5BJ  11 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Strand, Westminster    WC2  WC2A
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Royal Courts of Justice

Strand, Westminster, WC2, WC2A  2LL  4 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street    WC2  WC2B
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Library & Museum Of Freemasonry

Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, WC2, WC2B  5AZ  5 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Strand    WC2  WC2A
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Inns of Court and Royal Courts of Justice

Strand, WC2, WC2A  2LL  4 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Central London    WC2  WC2N
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Trafalgar Square

Central London, WC2, WC2N  5DS  10 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Somerset House, Strand    WC2  WC2R
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Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

Somerset House, Strand, WC2, WC2R  1LA  2 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Bedford Street    WC2  WC2E
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St Paul's Covent Garden

Bedford Street, WC2, WC2E  9ED  6 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Strand    WC2  WC2R
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries

Strand, WC2, WC2R  1LA  2 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   135 Flitcroft Street    WC2  WC2H
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms

135 Flitcroft Street, WC2, WC2H  8DH  10 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   Trafalgar Square    WC2  WC2N
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The Fourth Plinth

Trafalgar Square, WC2, WC2N  5DS  10 minutes away from WC2

The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's...  More

1st January Where:
,   Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment    WC2  WC2N
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Bateaux London

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, WC2, WC2N  6NU  7 minutes away from WC2

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

1st January Where:
,   Concert Hall Approach (behind the Royal Festival Hall)    WC2  SE1
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Topolski Gallery and Bar

Concert Hall Approach (behind the Royal Festival Hall), WC2, SE1  8XU  9 minutes away from 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

1st January Where:
,   10 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn Fields    WC2  WC2A
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Inns of Court and City Yeomanry Museum

10 Stone Buildings, Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2, WC2A  3TG  9 minutes away from 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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Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015
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The Courtauld Gallery  2 minutes walk from Wc2

A showcase of paintings, sculpture, prints and drawings from the Renaissance to the 20th century that have all be described ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015
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Somerset House  2 minutes walk from Wc2

This multi-media exhibition documents the rise to fame and success of the popular mod band, through the 1970s and 1980s.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 13th December 2015
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Somerset House  2 minutes walk from Wc2

A celebratory display including works by the first Jewish Royal Academician, Solomon Hart, Mark Gertler, David Bomberg, First World War ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 23rd August 2015
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Somerset House  2 minutes walk from Wc2

Limited-edition prints inspired by the films in the Film4 Summer Screen season, including work by Rose Blake, street artist RYCA, ... More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015
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The Courtauld Gallery  2 minutes walk from Wc2

Paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the early Renaissance period to the 20th century.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015
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Somerset House  2 minutes walk from Wc2

Photographer Sam Faulkner presents a series of imagined portraits meant to depict soldiers who served at the Battle of Waterloo.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015
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The Courtauld Gallery  2 minutes walk from Wc2

Paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century that are considered to be unfinished.... More

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Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015
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The Courtauld Gallery  2 minutes walk from Wc2

A collection of self-portraits by Jonathan Richardson.... More

The Play That Goes Wrong
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Theatre | Until 5th September 2015
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Duchess Theatre  2 minutes walk from Wc2

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

The Lion King
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Theatre | Until 3rd January 2016
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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

 
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