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 and design 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.
Situated at the very heart of the capital, we are home to the UK’s largest and most exciting creative community and are overflowing with new ideas, young businesses and fresh perspectives.
Dedicated to backing progress, 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 (recent exhibitions and installation have addressed climate change and the work of Black creative pioneers), but are equally committed to the delicate task of oxygenating new work by emerging artists.
Marija Bozinovska Jones‘ Beginningless Mind will be live-streamed online from 1st September. More details to follow.
The nearest mainline rail stations are
Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.
The nearest underground stations are
Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
Buses servicing the Strand include numbers 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176,
while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy piers.
- Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA