Gallery

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom

Address

  • Strand
  • WC2R 1LA
  • London WC2R 1LA
  • United Kingdom

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 – 20:00
Thursday
11:00 – 20:00
Friday
11:00 – 20:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
Bus: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
Train: Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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About

Somerset House is London’s working arts centre and home to the UK’s largest creative community. Built on historic foundations, we are situated in the very heart of the capital.


Dedicated to backing newness, championing openness, nurturing creativity and empowering ideas, our cultural programme is ambitious in scope. We insist on relevance, but aren’t afraid of irreverence, and are as keen on entertainment as enrichment. We embrace the biggest issues of our times but are equally committed to the delicate task of oxygenating new work by emerging artists. Where else can you spend an hour ice-skating while listening to a specially commissioned sound piece by a cutting edge artist?


It is this creative tension—the way we harness our heritage, put the too-often overlooked on our central stage and use our neo-classical backdrop to showcase groundbreaking contemporary culture—that inspires our programme. Old and new, history and disruption, art and entertainment, high-tech and homemade, combined with the fact that we are home to a constantly shape-shifting working creative community: this is our point of difference. It is what we are proud of. And it is what makes the experience of visiting or working in Somerset House inspiring and energizing, urgent and exciting. 

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