Somerset House, located between the Strand and the River Thames, is a neo-classical building that serves as a venue for art exhibitions, family workshops, concerts, and film screenings. In the wintertime, Somerset House has an ice rink that is open to the public and can also be booked for specific events. The venue offers many interactive talks and guided tours on subjects such as architecture and art. Somerset is ideal for both children and adults.
–Somerset House is accessible through the Charing Cross, Blackfriars, and Waterloo rail stations; the Charing Cross, Embankment, Covent Garden, and Temple tube stations; various bus lines, and by River Bus Service. Pedestrians can reach the building from nearby locations including the Strand, Victoria Embankment, and the Waterloo Bridge.
–Somerset House features two art galleries, the Courtauld Gallery and the Embankment Galleries, which are open between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM. Admission to the exhibits at the Embankment is £8 per adult ticket and admission to the Courtauld is £5 per adult ticket. Students and children are admitted for free and the Courtauld offers free admission for everyone on Mondays from 10 AM until 2 PM.
—The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House serves as an open-air cinema in the summertime. The court is open between the hours of 7:30 AM until 11 PM.
—The Admiralty Restaurant at Somerset House offers lunch and dinner on Mondays through Fridays. Brunch and dinner is served on Saturdays.