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Somerset House

The Strand

London  WC2R 1LA

United Kingdom

Closest tube: Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment

Hotels: Strand Palace, Savoy, The Howard 




Somerset House is the home of the Courtauld Institue, and the Courtauld Gallery, serving as such as a home for some of the worlds most important old master and impressionist paintings. However, in recent years it has also opened its doors to events in its courtyard, and it is fast becoming a firm favourite with Londoners for its outdoor film screening and ice rink in the winter time.

 

Somerset House is just off the Strand, and is a major arts and cultural centre right in the heart of London. Whilst London has its fair share of artistic and cultural centres, Somerset House is one of the most welcoming, and has taken great strides towards being a really inclusive home for art, and exciting people about its collections with its range of other activities. 

 

Getting to Somerset House is incredibly easy. You can walk up the Strand from Charing Cross, or across the river from Waterloo. There are nearby tube stations in Covent Garden and Temple. There is also pedestrian access from Victoria Embankment, if you enjoy a walk along the river. Any bus that goes along the Strand stops near Somerset House, and river boats can be taken to or from Embankment Pier or Savoy Pier.

 

The Courtauld Gallery has an extensive collection of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings, and forms the centrepiece to the visual arts work done in Somerset House. This permanent collection underpins the rest of the visual arts work that is done in the building. There are other, temporary exhibitions, and you should check the website to find out what they are when you are visiting.

 

The central courtyard provides a focus for much of the other activity that takes place in Somerset House. In the summer 55 fountains spray to various heights in a truly spectacular display, whilst in the winter it is converted into an ice rink, and skaters whizz around it in beautiful surroundings. Evening events in the courtyard include musical concerts, outdoor screenings of films, and other events.

 

Somerset House offers free guided tours every Thursday at 13:15 and 14:45, and every Saturday at 12:15, 13:15, 14:15, and 15:15. These will take you through the history of the building in all its many incarnations over the last 500 years. There is another guided tour, which is not as regular, which shows participants around those areas of Somerset House that have been used as the locations for films. Every Saturday from 14:00 to 15:30 Somerset House offers free family workshops, during which children aged 6 - 12 years as well as their parents are welcomed in to try some new arts and crafts.

 

Somerset House is one of Londons real success stories, and is an attraction that keeps adding to what it offers, and developing what it does. There is something for everyone at Somerset House, from high art to low films, to just sitting and enjoying fountains, or making things with your kids. It is a jewel in Londons crown, perched on the river bank.

 

Opening Times

Somerset House

Embankment level 1000-1800

Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court 0730-2300

River Terrace and Seamen Hall 0800-2300

 

 

Embankment Galleries (during exhibitions)

Open daily (latest entry 1730) 1000-1800

The Courtauld Gallery

Daily admission (latest entry 1730) 1000-1800

 

 

More Hotels near The Strand

 


Arrival Date        No. of Nights        No. of Guest             


HOTEL / APARTMENT POSTCODE MILES STAR 26 Mar 27 Mar 28 Mar 29 Mar 30 Mar 31 Mar 01 Apr 02 Apr
Strand Palace Hotel WC2R 0JJ 0.15 3 £129.00 £250.00 £250.00 £129.00 £112.00 £120.00 £112.00 £117.00
SACO London - Covent Garden WC2E 9DS 0.49 4A Full Full Full Full Full Full Full £156.00
Kingsway Hall WC2B 5BX 0.50 4 £178.80 £262.80 £214.80 £166.80 £142.80 Full £130.80 £166.80
Radisson Edwardian Leicester Square WC2H 7HL 0.63 4 £222.00 £276.00 £276.00 £222.00 £202.80 £238.80 £202.80 £222.00
Royal Horseguards SW1A 2EJ 0.64 5 £276.00 £276.00 £276.00 £372.00 £264.00 £324.00 £240.00 £276.00
Radisson Edwardian Hampshire WC2H 7LH 0.69 5 £238.80 £246.00 £246.00 £238.80 £192.00 £358.80 £192.00 £210.00
Chancery Court Hotel, London WC1V 7EN 0.76 5 £300.00 £324.00 £324.00 £276.00 £216.00 £216.00 £216.00 £276.00
Citadines Prestige Holborn-Covent Garden WC1V 6LF 0.79 4A £158.40 £238.80 £238.80 £158.40 £158.40 £212.40 £158.40 £158.40
The Royal Trafalgar - A Thistle Hotel WC2H 7HG 0.83 4 £202.80 £202.80 £202.80 £202.80 £178.80 Full £178.80 £202.80
The Wellington SE1 8UD 0.89 3G £94.95 £94.95 Full £94.95 £85.00 Full £60.00 £94.95
The Kingsley - A Thistle Hotel WC1A 2SD 0.91 4 £168.00 £168.00 £228.00 £120.00 £156.00 Full £168.00 £192.00
BEST WESTERN PREMIER Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel W1D 6EX 0.93 4 £149.00 £229.00 £169.00 £159.00 £149.00 £179.00 £119.00 £209.00
Radisson Edwardian Bloomsbury Street WC1B 3QD 0.97 4 £322.80 £322.80 £322.80 £202.80 £322.80 £322.80 £186.00 £282.00
Mad Hatter Hotel SE1 9NY 1.01 3 Full Full £160.00 £105.00 £125.00 Full £100.00 £180.00
Radisson Edwardian Kenilworth WC1B 3LB 1.02 4 £178.80 £282.00 £262.80 £154.80 £118.80 £222.00 £118.80 £210.00
Grange Holborn WC1B 4AR 1.05 5 £335.00 £335.00 £335.00 £215.00 £215.00 Full £114.00 £191.00
Park Plaza County Hall SE1 7RY 1.07 4 £178.80 £190.80 £190.80 £178.80 £142.80 £178.80 £154.80 Full
St Giles Hotel and Leisure Club WC1B 3AS 1.09 3 £92.00 £119.00 Full £159.00 £109.00 Full Full £95.00
The Bloomsbury Hotel - A member of the Doyle Collection WC1B 3NN 1.10 4 £318.00 £342.00 Full Full £282.00 £306.00 £222.00 £282.00
The Lancaster Hotel WC1B 5JD 1.10 3 £102.00 £138.00 Full £78.00 £84.00 Full £60.00 £102.00
The Portland Hotel WC1B 5JH 1.13 4 £227.00 Full Full £215.00 £126.00 Full £102.00 £191.00
Grange Blooms Town House Hotel WC1B 5BP 1.13 3 £251.00 Full Full £138.00 Full Full £90.00 £191.00
Montague on the Gardens - A Red Carnation Hotel WC1B 5BJ 1.17 4 £234.00 £216.00 Full Full £174.00 £186.00 £174.00 £294.00
Beauchamp Hotel WC1B 5JH 1.18 4 £155.00 £275.00 £275.00 £150.00 £162.00 Full £90.00 £167.00
Mercure London Bloomsbury WC1B 5AF 1.20 4 £149.00 £249.00 £209.00 £159.00 £129.00 £149.00 £99.00 £139.00
Atelier EC1 by BridgeStreet EC1N 8AF 1.20 4A £169.99 Full Full Full Full Full £105.99 Full
Le Meridien Piccadilly W1J 0BH 1.23 4 £358.80 £382.80 £382.80 £382.80 £250.80 £322.80 £262.80 £298.80
myhotel Bloomsbury WC1B3HD 1.29 4 £130.80 £154.80 £154.80 £142.80 £118.80 £118.80 £94.80 £130.80
SACO London - Holborn WC1N 3LT 1.33 4A £168.00 £168.00 £168.00 £248.00 £248.00 Full £168.00 £267.00
Staunton Hotel WC1E 6HE 1.33 4G £169.00 £189.00 £179.00 £179.00 £159.00 £169.00 £179.00 £159.00
The Cavendish London - Piccadilly SW1Y 6JF 1.37 4 £259.00 £259.00 £259.00 £259.00 £179.00 Full £239.00 £239.00
Hotel Russell - London, Bloomsbury WC1B 5BE 1.39 4 £154.80 £202.80 £202.80 £138.00 £118.80 Full £118.80 £130.80
The Academy, The Bloomsbury Town House WC1E 6HG 1.41 4 £210.00 £258.00 £258.00 £126.00 Full Full £102.00 £126.00
Market View Apartments by BridgeStreet EC1A 9HY 1.43 4A Full Full Full Full Full Full Full £189.99
3, Ryder Street Chambers - St James's - Piccadilly Serviced Apartments SW1Y 6PY 1.44 4A £139.00 £205.00 £205.00 £155.00 £139.00 £145.00 £175.00 £139.00
Mercure London City Bankside SE1 0JA 1.46 4 £175.00 £190.00 £190.00 £155.00 £129.00 £139.00 £129.00 £175.00
Sanderson - A Morgans Hotel W1T 3NG 1.48 5 £310.80 Full Full Full £310.80 £310.80 £310.80 £310.80
The Rathbone Hotel W1T 1LB 1.48 4 £156.00 £234.00 £210.00 £192.00 £102.00 Full £84.00 £156.00
Rookery Hotel EC1M 6DS 1.53 4 £246.00 £390.00 £258.00 £228.00 £198.00 £282.00 £145.00 £210.00
The Sanctuary House Hotel SW1H 9LA 1.55 3 Full Full £185.00 £150.00 Full Full Full Full
Garth Hotel WC1E 6HJ 1.56 2 £79.00 £119.00 £79.00 £89.00 £79.00 Full £69.00 £89.00
Brown's - A Rocco Forte Hotel W1S 4BP 1.59 5 £414.00 £594.00 £414.00 £414.00 £498.00 £498.00 £498.00 £414.00
Days Hotel Waterloo SE1 7BJ 1.60 NC £109.00 £169.00 £169.00 £109.00 £109.00 Full £79.00 £109.00
The Westbury Hotel - Bond Street London W1S 2YF 1.66 5 £238.80 £394.80 £274.80 £226.80 £190.80 £322.80 £226.80 £238.80
The Bridge Hotel SE1 0AJ 1.66 3 Full Full Full £95.00 £59.00 Full Full £59.00
Hotel Cavendish WC1E 6HJ 1.68 4 £105.00 £125.00 £125.00 £95.00 £105.00 Full £75.00 £105.00
Malmaison London EC1M 6AH 1.68 4 £354.00 £330.00 £330.00 £258.00 £186.00 £186.00 £150.00 £210.00
The Zetter Hotel EC1M 5RJ 1.69 4 £236.00 £246.00 £308.00 £222.00 £167.00 Full £130.00 £173.00
Novotel London City South SE1 9HH 1.70 4 £185.00 £220.00 £205.00 £165.00 £120.00 Full Full £205.00
All Seasons London Southwark Rose Hotel SE1 9HH 1.71 3 £169.00 £215.00 £215.00 £149.00 £119.00 Full £129.00 £179.00
            
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Somerset House: Tube (underground)

StationZoneLine(s)Distance
Temple Station1District - Circle line0.34 miles
Embankment Station1District - Bakerloo - Northern - Circle line0.46 miles
Covent Garden Station1Piccadilly0.47 miles
Charing Cross Station1Bakerloo - Northern0.50 miles
Leicester Square Station1Piccadilly - Northern0.70 miles

Somerset House: Rail (overground)

StationDistance
Charing Cross London Station0.52 miles
London Waterloo International Station0.90 miles
London Waterloo East Station0.94 miles
London Waterloo Station0.98 miles
London Blackfriars Station1.07 miles


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