Somerset House

The Strand

The building, originally the site of a Tudor palace, was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776, and further extended with Victorian wings to the north and south.

Somerset House is a major arts centre. During summer 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on the ice rink. Somerset House has exhibitions, free displays, family workshops and guided tours.

To confirm you can see the fountain displays on your visit please call
020 7845 4600.

Join us for regular weekend family workshops, where we invite families to be creative and learn together, alongside artists, illustrators and designers. Explore Somerset House and our exhibitions and displays though an exciting range of activities, from painting and model-making to fashion design and animation. Each workshop is designed to inspire and encourage creative discovery, and spark fresh activities to try at home.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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