Shops 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
The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes walk from Somerset House
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes walk from Somerset House
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
44 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
This tiny shop in the heart of Covent Garden is crammed full of traditional toys but is probably most famous for its selection of toy... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lush
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
Unit 10 The Piazza Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
An overpowering mix of perfumes assaults the nose before you even enter these premises, which offer a huge mix of fizzing bath bombs to suit... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Segar & Snuff Parlour
London > Shopping > Specialists
27 The Market, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Located in the basement of the old fruit market in Covent Garden, Segar & Snuff is one of London's last remaining tobacco specialists, selling a... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
East Piazza, Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Markets
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 focal point of Covent... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tea Palace
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
12 Covent Garden Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
From Hand Tied Jasmine Snowdragon Spirals and Dragon Phoenix Pearls to Ceylon Ratnapurna and Lemon Shimmer, there are over 148 different types of tea on... More
 
 
 
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Chanel Pop-Up Beauty Boutique
London > Shopping
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
The first ever Chanel Pop-Up Beauty Boutique, located in the covered market in Covent Garden Piazza, is the ideal place to indulge in designer make-up... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Laduree Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1, The Market , Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
This famous French patisserie dates back to 1862, when Louis Ernest Ladurée, a miller from southwest France, created a bakery at 16 rue Royale in... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Moomin Shop
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
43 Covent Garden Market, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes walk from Somerset House
Tove Jansson's Moomins, the loveable hippo-like trolls, come in all forms, shapes and formats at The Moomin Shop in Covent Garden - from books to... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Old Curiosity Shop
London > Shopping > Shoes
13 Portsmouth Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
16th century shop and literary landmark. With its precarious overhanging upper storey, uneven floorboards, sloping roof and wooden beams, this 16th century building warrants its title... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
17 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Apple Store: Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Electronics
1 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Following the runaway success of its flagship Regent Street branch, Apple has opened a three-storey gadget emporium in Covent Garden. Located in a former nightclub... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jones
London > Shopping > Menswear
13 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Dedicated to designer menswear including formal tailoring from Westwood, Gaultier, Dries van Noten, Helmut Lang and Alexander McQueen, and more relaxed diffusion lines from Fake... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Sanctuary
London > Shopping > Health and Beauty
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
SugarSin
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
1 Russell Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
Covent Garden got a little bit sweeter at the beginning of 2012 with the opening of SugarSin. Run by Swedish sisters Anna... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brompton Junction London
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
76 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes walk from Somerset House
A huge British manufacturing success story, Brompton bikes are a familiar sight on London's city streets. The fold up bikes are not only stylish but... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Foyles Royal Festival Hall
London > Shopping > Books
Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Camper
London > Shopping > Shoes
39 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Exciting shoe design from Camper, both quirky and sensible and currently the epitome of cool footwear. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Paul Smith
London > Shopping > Clothing
40-44 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Paul Smith is the undisputable don of British fashion. Launched in a tiny shop in Nottingham in 1970 he is now a global brand.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tintin Shop
London > Shopping > Gifts and Luxuries
34 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Billions of blue blistering barnacles, they've only gone and opened up a Tintin Shop in Covent Garden, dedicated entirely to Herge's bequiffed reporter and his... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Jigsaw
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
21 Long Acre, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
A British female fashion chain that started in Hampstead. Jigsaw sells affordable fashionable clothes for women and children which they design in-house. Since 2002 they... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Worthington
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
28 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Service is a watchword at this salon, where clients are guaranteed a first-class hairdressing experience. Celebrity coiffeur Worthington personally trains all his staff and standards... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bloomsbury Flowers
London > Shopping > Florists
29 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Bloomsbury Flowers don't do off-the-peg, so if you want to be in and out in two minutes think again. However, if you want to impress... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Calvin Klein
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
The underwear at Calvin Klein is unembellished, simple and delicately stylish. Still missing out the lavish lace and frivolous frills of other lingerie shops,... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Lola's Cupcakes, Covent Garden
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
14-18 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 7 minutes walk from Somerset House
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ede & Ravenscroft
London > Shopping > Clothing
93 Chancery Lane, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes walk from Somerset House
Founded in Aldwych in 1689 Ede and Ravenscroft has the rare distinction of being the tailors and robe makers of choice for twelve coronations and... More
 
 
 
 
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Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters And Bellboys
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art

New exhibition Soutine's Portraits: Cooks, Waiters and Bellboys looks at the artist's fascination with the staff of French hotels and ...More

 
Everything At Once
Exhibitions | Until 10th December 2017 

The Store Studios 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

The gallery is partnering with The Vinyl Factory to stage an ambitious group exhibition. Through new and historical works by ...More

Jeremy Shaw - Liminals
Exhibitions | Until 10th December 2017 

The Store Studios 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death
Exhibitions | Until 6th December 2017 

The Store Studios 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 25th March 2018 

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

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 25th February 2018 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

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

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Poster Girls
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2018 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

This powerful new exhibition shines a spotlight on 20th and 21st-century female graphic designers and reveals the contribution they have ...More

The Big Draw At Bond In Motion
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2017 

London Film Museum Covent Garden 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Exhibitions & Art, Crafts....More

Follies
Follies
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2018 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Imelda Staunton, Tracie Bennett and Janie Dee play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production of Stephen Sondheim and ...More

 

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Smoking Goat
Smoking Goat
Dining 

Opened in 2014, Soho dive bar and dining room Smoking Goat is a popular side ...More

 
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Smoking Goat Shoreditch
Dining 

Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, in ...More

 
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus
Dining 

Shake Shack the modern day 'roadside' burger stand ...More

 
The Watch House
Dining 

A former spice factory near Tower Bridge has become a cool coffee shop, offering signature cocktails at night....More

The Watch House
Dining 

Once a shelter for men guarding St Mary Magdalane Church graveyard at night, now a cosy Bermondsey Street coffee shop....More

The Watch House
The Watch House
Dining 

Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine ...More

 
Claw Carnaby
Dining 

Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist....More

The Good Egg
The Good Egg
Dining 

Chefs Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke ...More

 
Bombay Bustle
Bombay Bustle
Dining 

The team behind Jamavar honour the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home ...More

 
Picasso
Theatre | From 1st November 

The Playground Theatre

The refurbished London theatre opens with Terry d'Alfonso's biographical drama, which explores the professional triumphs and personal tribulations of the revered Spanish painter and sculptor. Peter Tate plays the title role, directed by Michael Hunt....More

The Playground Theatre
The Playground Theatre
Entertainment 

200 seat Ladbroke Grove theatre house in a former bus depot....More

 
Autumn 2016 in London
Article 

No excuse to hide and hibernate with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months. With frightful Halloween happenings and banging Bonfire Night celebrations, excellent exhibitions and fabulous foodie pop-ups, there's a whole host ...More

Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Halloween Horror Movie Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 28th October 

The Grand, Clapham

The Grand, Clapham pays homage to the finest ...More

 
Awful Auntie
Theatre | From 2nd November 

Richmond Theatre

The Birmingham Stage Company, who recently completed a record-breaking tour of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny, now turn their attention to Walliams' Awful Auntie. Awfully thrilling fun for everyone over five, the stage show tells the ...More

Stylist Live
Exhibitions | From 10th November 

Olympia London

Presented by Stylist Magazine, Stylist Live is back for its third year in 2017 and it has doubled in size since launching in 2015. Taking place at Olympia London, the event expects to welcome 21,000 ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | From 22nd November 

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of ...More

 
Miss Julie
Theatre | From 14th November 

Jermyn Street Theatre

Howard Brenton's adaptation of August Strindberg's Miss Julie gets its London premiere this November at the Jermyn Street Theatre. Directed by Tom Littler, it will be the first West End staging of the play since ...More

Rose Wylie
Rose Wylie
Exhibitions | From 30th November 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

A new exhibition at the Serpentine presents the work of British artist Rose Wylie, showcasing ...More

 
Vegan Nights
Foodie Events | On 23rd November 

The Boiler House

After the roaring success of the original Vegan Nights market - the queue stretched all the way down Brick Lane - it's coming back this November. Hosted by the Truman Markets and King Cook of ...More

MTV Europe Music Awards
Concerts | On 12th November 

SSE Arena, Wembley

In 2017, the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) are to be held in London for the first time in 21 years. Coming to Wembley's SSE Arena in November, the awards will be hosted by Rita ...More

Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond
Exhibitions | From 2nd November 

British Museum

With no known culture in the world or ...More

 
Oktoberfest in London
Oktoberfest in London
Article 

Oktoberfest comes to London this autumn with themed parties popping up all over the ...More

 
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
Affordable Afternoon Tea in London
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A much-loved tradition for locals and visitors alike, ...More

 
December in London 2017
December in London 2017
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Multi Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton comes to Victoria, Robert Lindsay reprises his role as ...More

 
 
 
 
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