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 and 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.

7-17 Jul: Summer Series.  Eleven nights of gigs in the beautiful courtyard of Somerset House from inspiring artists including Arlo Parks and Mabel.

1-29 Aug: This Bright Land. The festival seeks to encourage connection and collaboration through entertainment and play from bold attractions including a 35m observation wheel and open-air Vogue Balls, staged in collaboration with Vogue Rites, to parties hosted by creative collectives and Sunday street parties.

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