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Somerset House

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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...more
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The Strand, London WC2R 1LA, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This amazing palace was built in 1547 and has experienced a chequered history but it remained standing in spite of the great fire of London. The House offered varied uses throughout its fascinating service and its current services are just as diverse. Go in the...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the London Design Biennale and it was fabulous. Highly recommend. And Somerset House is lovely. Wish we'd had time to stay longer.

Thank k l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Historical building I visited in occasion of the London Biennale of Architecture! All the old rooms/offices are exploited hosting the contribution to the Biennale exposition, so the visitor can appreciate the works shown and the building at the dame time! A very lovely place where...More

Thank Abbamessi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been meaning to visit this very special royal gem for a long time. Once again as with many of these historically significant building, history oozes from every pore! The staff are wonderful, really helpful and knowledgeable. The house itself is massive, and mostly...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do fir me every year! Take your own picnic and enjoy the big screen! Remember you will be sitting on a cobbled courtyard - so take a cushion! We saw Inception - fantastic- even got a live introduction from Michael Caine...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, superb service. My starter was a crab cobb, wonderful. My steak was as good as a Hawksmoor steak. June had warm heirloom Tomatoes which she said were delicious followed by wild Halibut again beatifully done.

Thank CambridgeIan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early to get a good spot, 6- doors opened at 6:30. People then started to arrive after 8, and we were told, along with multiple other couples to move up. Pick up all our stuff, bags,seats, blanket, food, drinks all because people who...More

Thank paulmadley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fab night and great atmosphere, perfect planned event - however wish we’d prepared a little better and brought better cushioning for our bums. Hope to attend again next year a bring a group of us. Great night - highly recommend Food not to costly, extras...More

Thank Minky1507
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting, peaceful (when no events on) and charming courtyard with a cafe and restaurant and often has art galleries and exhibitions on in Somerset House. Well worth a visit to get away from the hectic Strand or Covent Garden.

Thank EnduroAfrica007
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We took a free historic tour with a well-informed guide who showed us some of the parts of the house which are not usually open to the public. This was very interesting and lasted about an hour. Before and after the tour, we looked round...More

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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Hensle1968
16 July 2018|
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Response from WILDSURFER2018 | Reviewed this property |
In sommerset house all the restaurants are in doors although the caulthaurd gallery does have an outdoor eating area which is part of their restaurant, during the summer if your a freind or member they have many days when... More
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Patricia M
8 July 2018|
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Response from WILDSURFER2018 | Reviewed this property |
not too sure about that one but they can finish quite late
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WildThornberrys69
2 May 2018|
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Response from Matt B | Reviewed this property |
2 very happy hours
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