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Does this neoclassical building on the north bank of the Thames look familiar? You are right: The elegant structure starred in several Hollywood blockbusters including Tomorrow Never Dies, GoldenEye and Sherlock Holmes.
Over the holiday season (November through to January) Somerset House’s courtyard plays host to its popular skating rink. After dark, the ice surface turns into the capital’s hottest club where DJs spin dance hits for an enthusiastic crowd of skaters and merrymakers.
Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, sitting between the Strand and the river Thames.
During the summer months, 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on the magnificent 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 mission of Somerset House Trust 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.
Did you know? The original Somerset House was a Tudor palace commissioned by the Duke of Somerset. In 1775 it was demolished to make way for an entirely new building, effectively the first purpose-built office block in the world.
Overlooking the River Thames, our spectacular neo-classical building is a versatile venue suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes. Our dedicated Corporate Events team are here to help you through the whole event process; from your first enquiry and advising on the best suppliers for you from our approved supplier list, to being with you on the day.
Enjoy speciality coffee, great food and drinks in Hej Coffee, try Fernandez & Wells café bar for lunch or tapas, enjoy lunch at The Courtauld Café. In the New Wing, chef Skye Gyngell's Spring offers seasonal cooking within a beautiful dining space and Pennethorne's is open all day for drinks and food.