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Somerset House

The Strand, London London WC2R 1LA, England
+44 20 7845 4600
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Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, sitting between the Strand and the River Thames. During summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on London's favourite ice rink. Somerset House also hosts open-air concerts and films, contemporary art, design and fashion exhibitions, family workshops and free guided tours of spaces usually hidden to visitors. The Trust's mission is to conserve and maintain Somerset House to the highest standards and to develop the site as a public space which is universally recognised as a world class visitor attraction and centre of excellence for culture and the arts.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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The Strand, London London WC2R 1LA, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7845 4600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant venue, so serene when walking off the streets of London. Good selection of concerts and restaurants.

Thank gemmamorris3980
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to see Goldfrapp as part of 2017 Summer series. Its quite an intimate setting for an open air show. Nice mix of historical setting with modern facilities and when the sun goes down it has a terrific ambience. Also due to the sloping...More

Thank DaveGrainge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous venue for live music outdoors in the centre of London. The clarity of the sound and the wonderful setting in the sunshine made for a special special evening concert.

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently attended a semis and network fm night here.. And what a place.. Great backdrop and wonderful walk in and out ... Feels very special !!

Thank ProudMrs
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great night watching Damian Marley in concert, what a fab vibe not too overcrowded , plenty of bars for drink and food. Easy access to loos. Would definately go again I had no idea it was going to be such fun.

Thank 149Sarahc1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of attending the Sony Photography Show this year at the Somerset House. It was a good show but in truth, it didn't compare to walking around the Somerset House and enjoying it's own beauty. I could have taken photos of it...More

Thank AJVaughnDOTcom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday I went on a free guided tour around Somerset House. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the visit really interesting and enjoyable. We were able to see parts of the building that are otherwise closed to the general public; like the Miles Staircase....More

Thank CreA_Ative
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Somerset House is a lovely building with a lot of different areas to view including the beautiful staircase. On attending an exhibition & presentation we had a great time! The unusual unisex toilets were different but nicely decorated. The fountains in the courtyard were refreshing...More

Thank Katie and L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I were looking for somewhere to hang out and have a natter for an hour or so. Set back from a busy area and you could be forgiven for thinking you've stepped into a different city. It's a beautiful building with a...More

Thank R_Cambs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This landmark place is a place with the lovely view of the Thames .The old world charm will take you to past glory days . The view and the beauty of this will relax you - looking at the Thames . The mension here is...More

Thank kamakshi2015
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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vince a
28 March 2015|
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Response from Ernst S | Reviewed this property |
Hello Vince, I have not been there for New Year, but judging from their website, they have an ice rink and viewing from the riverbank terrace as a kind of tradition. That being outdoors and including skating), dress code... More
vince a
28 March 2015|
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Response from Andipr | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We booked via their website, I think the tickets were only released around November. Hope you have a great time.