Somerset House is home to London’s working arts centre, one of the most beautiful courtyards in Europe and is a popular filming location too.

One of Europe’s most beautiful courtyards, now home to the UK’s largest and most exciting creative community. Check online for events. Free entry, though booking is required for some exhibitions.

Somerset House is a popular filming location and has featured in several big-budget Hollywood films including two James Bond films, GoldenEye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Elements of the 2008 film The Duchess were filmed here too, and Somerset House was also used as a filming location in several Sherlock Holmes films.

Terrace rooms are currently closed.

Strand entrance: 08.00 – 23.00

Great Arch Entrance on Victoria Embankment: 08.00 – 19.00

New Wing: 08.00 – 21.00

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court: 08.00- 23.00 daily, though the fountains are currently switched off.

Seamen’s Hall: 08.00 – 23.00

River Terrace: From 08.00 daily

What you need to know
  • Social Distancing
  • Mask Required
  • Enhanced Cleaning
  • Timed Ticketing
  • Toilets
  • Takeaway

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