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Somerset House: Tours & Tickets

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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...more
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The Strand, London WC2R 1LA, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7845 4600
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Reviewed today via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. A very interesting guide who enthusiastically covered the amazing history of this building. A lovely courtyard too. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank R_and_K_G
Reviewed yesterday

Somerset House also seems to provide something breathe taking all year round, wether through one of the many changing exhibitions, the summer out door cinema or finally the year ending Christmas ice rink and market, which is probably the finest Christmas experience you can have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robmooretravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we come to London as well as visiting all the usual suspects we like to do something a bit different and this was that on this occasion. We're aware of the relatively modern, contemporary history of this building but it was good to have...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steve T
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

I’ve only ever been past Somerset House when going down the Victoria Embankment and wasn’t aware, until my trip around London, that one could go inside the courtyard. It’s a very large courtyard with an artistic fountain at one end and surrounded by grand, architectural...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Travelling_SE_Asia
Reviewed August 22, 2019

My friends and I attended two film screenings within the courtyard of Somerset House. I would thoroughly recommend as it is extremely well organised, clean and beautiful surroundings. Security measures are through too, which enables you to feel relaxed and safe.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FIL M
Reviewed July 24, 2019

I have been here for other thing but i feel this is on of the best open air venues ive been to, We went to The Internet and Sons Of Kemet. Had a really brilliant time, so good that they put gig on like this...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed July 21, 2019

Somerset House is an example of great London architecture in Victorian and neoclassical style. Currently, art exhibitions are organized there. There is also the Kings College law department. The building is located on the south side of Strand in the City of Westminster, on the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank T0urist7
Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

What a cracking venue Right in the heart of Londons West End Iconic building Superb acoustics Staff all very helpful Amenities as you would expect Plenty of options for drinks once inside. There is a small bag policy so beware if carrying larger items

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jdwhu34
Reviewed June 12, 2019

Somerset House is a beautiful building and always has good exhibitions. Get up stand up celebrates 50 years of Black creativity. It is a large exhibition and we were there for nearly three hours, but did not notice the time go by as there was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 4, 2019

Somerset House is a spectacularly beautiful building on the River Thames. The house is massive and I explored the two wings of the building, but with no exhibits there really wasn't much to see, other than the Nelson Stairs which is lovely The fountains in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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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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February 6, 2019|
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Response from theolicooper | Reviewed this property |
we pre booked when we went. But, i do believe you can buy tickets on the day
January 1, 2019|
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Response from 447harperw | Reviewed this property |
We were there for about 90 minutes, and we enjoyed every minute.
July 15, 2018|
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Response from WILDSURFER2019 | Reviewed this property |
In sommerset house all the restaurants are in doors although the caulthaurd gallery does have an outdoor eating area which is part of their restaurant, during the summer if your a freind or member they have many days when... More
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