Trafalgar Square / Embankment Attractions

Top 10 Things to Do in Trafalgar Square / Embankment, London

Top Things to Do in Trafalgar Square / Embankment

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  • Penny A
    Chapel Hill, NC8 contributions
    A humongous art gallery with historic paintings from every genre. not crowded. pictures well-curated .
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • journeymaid48
    Fairport, NY1,027 contributions
    I went to see the Raphael exhibit on a rainy morning in London. It was worth the effort. The exhibit covered the many phases of the artist career and included drawings and sketches as well as paintings. His rondo work was exquisite. Plan on staying at least 90 minutes to two hours. It was absolutely tremendous.
    Written 3 June 2022
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  • Jacqueline
    32 contributions
    Well worth a vist, so many Lego London landmarks to get photos of. Staff very helpful & dont make you feel like you have to buy. Well worth a vist.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • RobertBabb
    Houston, TX91 contributions
    Why pay to go to an art gallery in London? #1- IF THE COLLECTION CONTAINS: MANETS -A BAR AT THE FOLIES BERGERE, VAN GOGHS- SELF PORTRAITE WITH BANDAGED EAR, RENOIRS- LA LOGE. + SEURATS -YOUNG GIRL POWDERING HERSELF (and eight small studies by Seurat including Horses in Water which ended up as the Bathers at Asniers now in the National Gallery) then there is Pot of flowere and fruit by Cezanne, and a surprisingly good marble busts by Gauguin (one of only two that he ever made )of his wife Mette. The other one is of his son and I would love to know where it ended up. Also , Landscape by Moonlight -Rubens( a very memorable and modern Rubens) The gallery is set in Somerset House and is remarkably uncrowded when it first opens even on Sat. when. I visited. Start on the amazing third floor and work your way down. Don't skip floor two or you will miss the wonderful Rubens and a fairly spectacular Reynolds as well. A terrific shop with something for all budgets.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • DianeToby
    Cambridge, UK35 contributions
    Visited with my elderly mother to see Phantom of The Opera, which was very good.
    Molly approached us on entering the theatre and took us to a more accessible entrance, showed us where the disabled toilet was and took us to our seats. Offered to get us drinks if we wanted any. She came back to us at the interval and checked we were ok and again offered to get us anything we wanted.
    At the end of the performance she found us and excorted us out through the accessible exit.
    Thank you Molly, you certainly made the trip much easier for us and made our day!
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Traveller of the world
    1,405 contributions
    The setting, building and architecture are stunning. Even if your not going to an exhibition, definitely walk around the grounds or get a drink or a bite to eat and sit in the courtyard. The free exhibitions are not that great but the paid ones are. I went last night to see the paid Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition 2022. This was just beautiful. It finishes soon. Highly recommend. Easy to book tickets online. Clean. Staff are generally pleasant and friendly but lack knowledge if you ask them where things are! Funny as they work there. My main negative is the building layout. Not very clearly marked where things are. Exhibitions are good when you find out where you need to go. Clear and informative.
    Written 27 April 2022
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  • Donna W
    Solihull, UK9 contributions
    We saw Book of Mormon and it was brilliant. The theatre is quite intimate which means you get a decent view wherever you sit. We ordered a bottle of wine on arrival and drank half. We then asked for the remainder to be available at the interval. At the interval the wine was waiting on our own table for two which was perfect
    Written 2 August 2022
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  • David L
    Wirral, UK232 contributions
    A great entertaining night out - lovely theatre, lovely staff, high wine prices to make your eyes water, and a very funny show.
    Our visit made all the better for having purchased the tickets on the day from the Leicester Sq Theatre Booth - at a great discounted price.
    Written 21 July 2022
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  • Roberts69
    Northampton, UK17,202 contributions
    This is a review for the 'Savoy Theatre' but also for the show we saw there, which was Pretty Woman The Musical. We bought tickets in advance online from SeatPlan which I can highly recommend as prices were good and you can see what your view of the stage will be like as SeatPlan users post pictures and reviews from their actual seat. The theatre is beautiful and the facilities were good with bars, toilets and merchandise shop. We sat in seats H22 to H25 in the Stalls and the view was fabulous. The seats were clean, spacious and comfortable (I did not get a numb bum at all) and the lighting, temperature and acoustics in the theatre were great.
    The show itself, Pretty Woman, was excellent. The set was great, with great scenery changes, the performers were awesome and the costumes and music was great. I could go and see it again tomorrow it was that good. My daughter whom it was a birthday treat for absolutely loved it too. Highly Recommended.
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • solenodon_joe
    London, UK155 contributions
    Recommended to me by a friend, really enjoyed my visit. A hidden jewel in plain sight! Wonderful building but an intriguing history. Only open from January to April, visit the place you won't regret it
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Ben
    Taby, Sweden731 contributions
    During my evening walk I passed this famous place! Of course, I’ll have to take a picture or two of this one! Read the history and you’ll understand! 💪😉
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • DunelmArts
    Aberdeen, UK1,004 contributions
    Running from Blackfriars Bridge to the Palace of Westminster, the Victoria Embankment is a major throughfare through London. Consequently, the road is very busy, but the pavement still gives walkers iconic views over the Thames.
    Written 14 September 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,317 contributions
    Cleopatra’s Needle appears in many locations around the world for the strangest reasons. Not sure why the Thames bank was picked!
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Victoria
    50 contributions
    Small but impressive church dedicated to the RAF. Stumbled onto this place unexpectedly, but glad we did. Quiet church with nearly no tourists. No entrance fee. Designed by Christopher Wren, and just as beautiful as his other buildings.
    Written 24 August 2022
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  • bagwan
    Victoria, Canada199 contributions
    I saw Cabaret at the "Kit Kat Club" in the Playhouse Theatre in London last week. Barely made it due to all the road & and tube station closure enroute. Free schnapps upon entry and then access to 3 bars was fun all the time passing actors readying themselves for the performance. Love the pre-show entertainment in the gold bar - bar staff was very welcoming. Creation of the Kit Kat Club within the Playhouse Theatre was genius. Stage, lighting & costumes were creative captured the mood of the times in Berlin. Bravo!
    Written 20 September 2022
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