Somerset House

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court. Image courtesy of Somerset House.
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Enjoy an engaging programme of visual and live arts within the imposing neoclassical architecture of Somerset House.

From Cranach, Rubens and Botticelli to Manet, Cézanne and Van Gogh, the world-renowned Courtauld Gallery has iconic Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces, as well as numerous other important paintings from the Renaissance through to the 20th century.

The Embankment Galleries offers a programme of ideas-driven exhibitions, focusing on a broad range of contemporary arts from fashion and architecture to design and photography.

At the heart of the building, the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court is a spectacular venue for open-air films and concerts in the summer, and an ice rink in the winter. With family events, cafés and a restaurant, Somerset House is a thriving centre for inspiration and relaxation in London's West End.

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Opening Times

Gallery and Exhibition spaces

Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 11am to 8pm

Closed on 25 December

Venue Details & Map

Somerset House

The Strand
+44 (0)20 7845 4600
Public transport:
Tube: Covent Garden/Temple/Holborn/Embankment

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