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Somerset House

Somerset House

Monument / Landmark, Event Space, and Art Gallery · City of Westminster
Strand, City of Westminster, Greater London, WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom
Closed until 7:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:30 AM–11:00 PM
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Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London. An inspiring space for art, culture and creative exchange.


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    Mobile World Live
    "Great for ice skating in the winter and outdoor movie nights!"(8 Tips)
    Morgans Hotel Group M.
    "neoclassical courtyard of Somerset House is now home"(3 Tips)
    Mia B.
    "The summer open air cinema is awesome!"(3 Tips)
    Louis Vuitton
    "many exhibitions and events organised here throughout the year"(2 Tips)
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  • ice skating
  • museums
  • open air cinema
  • outdoor seating
  • exhibits
  • concerts
  • courtauld institute
  • café
  • wine
  • coffee
  • delis
  • scenic views
  • quiet
  • cocktails
  • films
  • tours
  • architecture
  • photography
  • fresh salads
  • courtyard
  • Ollie G.

    Went to Big Bang Data - interesting and well laid out. Beautiful building

    Ollie Graham · 11 hours ago
  • Richard

    Always something going on, pop in and take a look around!!

    Richard · 1 week ago
  • Ged C.

    Great exhibition space

    Ged Carroll · 2 weeks ago
  • Ekaterina S.

    great sightseeing and the terrace overlooking the Thames, near Strand so very central and have good great exhibitions in Courtauld Gallery

  • Tobias O.

    The big data exhibition is great!

    Tobias Otte · 3 weeks ago
  • Tobias B.

    Still don't really get what this place is but seem to end up here often enough!

    Tobias Batkin · January 12
  • Sarah 🌠

    The van Gogh collection is beautifull! You can check it out peacefully. It's much calmer than the national galery.

    Sarah 🌠 · January 11
  • Ashley D.

    Ice skating on Christmas Eve was magical. Made me feel very festive, the champagne afterwards helped no end!

    Ashley Dando · January 8
  • Alessandro C.

    The coolest ice-skating place in downtown London! Great music and people.Go early to avoid sold-out.

    Alessandro Candeo · December 28, 2015
  • Albiestar

    Martin #thedogwhatblogs had a lovely time @somersethouse #bigbangdata #technology #surveillance #socialmedia

    Albiestar · December 21, 2015
  • Nick F.

    Great gallery, exhibitions and outdoor events. Nice cafe too

    Nick Francis · December 18, 2015
  • hub b.

    Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason until 10 January 2016

    hub by Premier Inn · November 17, 2015
  • Albiestar

    Martin @thedogwhatblogs had a lovely time @BenUriGallery @SomersetHouse #benuri100 #immigration

    Albiestar · September 29, 2015
  • Chris H.

    A lovely area with plenty of things to do here.

    Chris Haines · August 8, 2015
  • Cara K.

    Try and catch one of the Summer Series concerts in July.

    Cara Kemlo · July 18, 2015
  • Ruth W.

    The number of exhibitions that I have visited here have been fab!

    Ruth Watson · June 10, 2015
  • LukaSH

    Summer fountain to play in! :)

    LukaSH · June 9, 2015
  • Baki Ogulcan G.

    Great place but always too crowded! 😔

    Baki Ogulcan Girginc · June 5, 2015
  • Mike B.

    Always has exhibitions running which are free

    Mike Brosche · June 5, 2015
  • Saeed K.

    I have never been inside but the place looks interesting

    Saeed Kabrah · May 30, 2015
  • Fredrik L.

    Nice views from terrace

    Fredrik Lindmark · May 28, 2015
  • Jonathan C.

    Check out the various staircases (Stamp, Nelson, Courtauld and Miles) around Somerset House. Free tours on Thurs and Saturdays.

    Jonathan Choo · March 30, 2015
  • Eleonora C.

    Now on Beard expo by Mr.Elbanks 💂

    Eleonora Carisi · March 19, 2015
  • Alicia M.

    Summer on the terrace for drinks!!!!

    Alicia Manifold · March 18, 2015
  • Jia L.

    Guy bourdin show was fantastic

    Jia Li · March 13, 2015
  • Damian

    Sign up the newsletter and never miss an event :)

    Damian · March 7, 2015
  • Ksenia W.

    Beautiful architecture

    Ksenia Witton · March 2, 2015
  • Angela L.

    Fashion, art and courses

    Angela Lau · February 27, 2015
  • Cate T.

    Summer gigs in the courtyard are awesome - small and chilled but cheerful crowd, great sound and amazing setting. Worth it even if you don't love the band playing!

    Cate T · February 9, 2015
  • Leslie Q.

    This venue is so good it hurts.

    Leslie Q · January 22, 2015
  • Jen S.

    A new cafe called Pennethornes - excellent snacks, reasonably priced cocktails and stunning surroundings

    Jen Starr Dust · January 21, 2015
  • Dr. Richard Kimera S.

    Enjoyable. Please vist

    Dr. Richard Kimera Ssuna · December 22, 2014
  • Betony K.

    Don't miss the cakes in Tom's Cafe. It's tucked inside of the main building and is a real find with great food.

    Betony Kelly · December 10, 2014
  • Hui-ern N.

    The citrus tart... So yummmm

    Hui-ern Ng · December 7, 2014
  • Abu Aya a.

    Ice Skating in the winter and so much to do great location

    Abu Aya aka KD · December 6, 2014
  • Martita P.

    Skate on ice in Christmas time

    Martita Pinilla · December 5, 2014
  • James P.

    Fun looking at all the 'stuff' on the shelves.

    James Parton · December 4, 2014
  • Andrew R.

    HMRC (formerly Inland Revenue) used to be here. HMRC headquarters has now moved to 100 Parliament Street.

    Andrew Rolph · November 23, 2014
  • Andrea L.

    I discovered somerset house "by accident" the visual impact of the ice skating rink is stunning!

    Andrea Lazzarini · November 18, 2014
  • Zafeiris S.

    Always good for coffee. During the night impressively lit

    Zafeiris Syrras · October 24, 2014
  • Andrew M.

    Ice Skating in the winter, Fashion in the fall, and just a nice place to sit the rest of the time.

    Andrew Marks · October 23, 2014
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    Gustavo Del Villar Sanz · October 14, 2014
  • Stefanie R.

    Super fun during weekends!

    Stefanie Reis · October 12, 2014
  • Clara B.

    Exposition site, make sure you visit the ice skating rink in the winter

    Clara Bayarri · September 28, 2014
  • James W.

    Open Air Cinema

    James Whatley · August 20, 2014
  • Seamus M.

    some of the great photos from the exhibition

    Seamus McQuaid · August 17, 2014
  • Seamus M.

    First of many great photos from exhibition

    Seamus McQuaid · August 17, 2014
  • Tony B.

    Extremely great venue for films, but avoid the gross hot dogs with cinnamon onions!

    Tony Blank · August 14, 2014
  • M.G. S.

    Definitely go see a film here when they're showing one. Any film will do.

    M.G. Siegler · August 13, 2014
  • Joe M.

    Great water feature for the kids!

    Joe Madeira · August 13, 2014

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