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Between the Courtald Gallery, the Tudor vaults, the vast, bustling Edmond J. Safra Square, London Fashion Week, and buzzed-up new restaurant Spring, you realize: Somerset House might very well contain... Read More
Between the Courtald Gallery, the Tudor vaults, the vast, bustling Edmond J. Safra Square, London Fashion Week, and buzzed-up new restaurant Spring, you realize: Somerset House might very well contain all of London's very best bits. Formerly a place of residence for 17th century nobility, naval housing, and the opulent office space for Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, Somerset House's stratigraphy of city evolution is hidden behind every corner and through every secret passageway. Book a historical tour or go for a wander, have lunch at Tom's (celebrity chef Tom Aiken's highbrow restaurant) or get summertime cocktail on the back terrace. Somerset House is a cultural experience unlike any else,and you'll need to put aside a chunk of your holiday to experience all it has to offer.
- Daily 10am-6pm
- Each Collection Adult £5; Senior £4; Student £4; Child (12-17) £4; Child (0-11) Free
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Book a table under the cabana on the terrace during the summer. Space fills up quick when the Aperol's pouring."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: It's a staggering monument to the cross-section of history, art, and invention.