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Somerset House

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Dating from the late eighteenth century and designed to house public offices (eg tax, navy, surveyors' offices), Somerset house is located by the River Thames in central London. Originally built by the Duke of Somerset i...

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The Courtauld Gallery, London

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Part of the Courtauld Institute of Art and self-billed as 'one of the finest small museums in the world'. The collection includes work by Manet and Monet, Van Gogh and Gainsborough. Other galleries in the area include Th...

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Royal Courts of Justice

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Among the United Kingdom's most important law courts. Some courts open to the public but check website for details...

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Novello Theatre

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

West End theatre that opened in 1905. Originally known as the Waldorf Theatre . Renamed on many occasions, most recently in 2005. 'Ivor Novello' was an actor and composer who died in 1951...

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Garrick Theatre, The West End

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Famous London tourist area most noted for its theatres. In general, the 'West End' refers to the area around Covent Garden and Leicester Square where many of London's theatres are based. Can refer to the area to the west...

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Waterloo Bridge

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Offering some of the finest views of London, Waterloo Bridge spans the River Thames. Westminster Palace World Heritage Site, The London Eye and The South Bank are to the west and City of London and Canary Wharf to the ea...

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Lyceum Theatre

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Popular West End theatre in central London. Theatre restored in 1996 but dates back to the eighteenth century...

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The London School of Economics

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

University specialising in Economics and Political Science. Founded at the end of the nineteenth century. Part of the Univeristy of London. Abbreviated to 'LSE'. Full title is 'The London School of Economics and Politica...

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The Duchess Theatre

Located in City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

West End theatre opened in 1929...

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The South Bank, London

Located in Lambeth, London, England

Less than a mile away.

An arts quarter to the south of the River Thames and across the water from Westminster Palace World Heritage Site and the West End of London. Here you'll find the Royal National Theatre, Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gall...

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Royal National Theatre

Located in Lambeth, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Designed by Sir Denys Lasdun and opened in the late 1970s. The Royal National Theatre has three stages: The Olivier Theatre, The Lyttelton Theatre and The Cottesloe Theatre. The building and its brutalist architecture di...

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London Transport Museum, London

Located in Covent Garden, City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Museum exploring London's transport system. Originating in the 1920s, the London Transport Museum has housed its collection in various sites across London. The museum moved to Covent Garden in 1980. Explore Victorian tra...

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St Dunstan-in-the-West, London

Located in City of London, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Just up the road from St Bride's Church and founded around 1000AD, a City of London church. The seventeenth century English metaphysical poet John Donne 'held the benefice here from 1624–1631, while he was Dean of St. Pa...

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Queen Elizabeth Hall

Located in Lambeth, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Performance venue on the The South Bank and part of the Southbank Centre. 'The Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall on Southbank Centre site, hosting chamber orchestras, quartets, choirs, dance perform...

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Southbank Centre

Located in Lambeth, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Complex of arts venues in central London just across the River Thames from Westminster Palace World Heritage Site. Comprises Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Saison Poetry Library)...

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Hayward Gallery

Located in Lambeth, London, England

Less than a mile away.

An art gallery within the Southbank Centre. Opened in 1968, specialises in showing contemporary art. The building is famous for its controversial brutalist architecture. (ps, Sir Isaac Hayward was a leader of the London...

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Covent Garden Market, London

Located in Covent Garden, City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Famous shopping area in central London. In medieval England, the area was a kitchen garden or 'convent garden' for the Convent or Abbey of Westminster. After the Dissoultion of the Monasteries, the land was given to the...

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The Royal Opera House

Located in Covent Garden, City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Home to 'The Royal Opera' and 'The Royal Ballet'. There have been three theatres on site, the first dating from 1660...

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Royal Festival Hall

Located in Lambeth, London, England

Less than a mile away.

One of the world’s leading performance venues. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain. Part of the Southbank Centre (Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Saison Poetry Library)...

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Covent Garden St Paul's Church, London

Located in Covent Garden, City of Westminster, London, England

Less than a mile away.

Church opposite Covent Garden Market in central London. 'This famous Church, designed by Inigo Jones, has stood to the Glory of God and the services of His people since 1633' (source: information board outside church).....

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