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Somerset House FountainsThe Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House is always a favourite with kids. These jets of water are especially popular when they provide a welcome cooling splash amid the scorching summer sun. The jets are timed to go spurt upwards in a sequenced pattern to make a stunning and visually mesmerising display. And, when evening falls, the water is floodlit adding colourful lights to the water projections. The Somerset House courtyard makes a grand entrance to the main house which frequently houses exhibitions and has its own cafe and restaurant, The Admiralty. In summer, a temporary stage is erected within the courtyard and a popular programme of live music runs (with the water fountains turned off) - Hot Chip, Lily Allen and Grace Jones have all played here. As a rough guide, the fountains are usually on from 10am to 11pm daily but as they are turned off for special events, it's best to check (by calling 020 7845 4600) beforehand if you're going there especially to see them.

 

About Somerset House

Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
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U SUCK On IceU SUCK On IceDJs spin break-up bangers and empowerment anthems while you skate.2016-12-08T20:00:00+00002016-12-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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U SUCK On Ice
Traces Of WarTraces Of WarThe King's College London's final exhibition explores the relationships between war and the every day.2016-12-08T12:00:00+00002016-12-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On
Traces Of War
Fortnum's Christmas ArcadeFortnum's Christmas ArcadeFortnum's Christmas ArcadeBack for a second year, the Fortnum & Mason Christmas Arcade transforms the West Wing of Somerset House into a Christmassy pop-up version of the flagship Piccadilly store. Showcasing the very best of Fortnum & Mason's world-renowned products, it will be the perfect place to stop by and pick up some festive treats, from foodie fare and fashion acces2016-12-08T00:00:00+00002017-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Now On

event > Seasonal > Christmas
DATES  12th November 2016 to 1st January 2017
VENUE  Somerset House 
Back for a second year, the Fortnum & Mason Christmas Arcade transforms the West Wing of Somerset House into a Christmassy pop-up version of the flagship Piccadilly store. Showcasing the very best of Fortnum & Mason's world-renowned products, it will be the perfect place to stop by and pick up some festive treats, from foodie fare and fashion acces... More about this event
 
Club Nights @ SkateClub Nights @ SkateResident DJs from the hottest London clubs spin their favourite tracks as guests take to the ice for an our-door skating party like no other.2016-12-08T20:00:00+00002017-01-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Now On
Club Nights @ Skate
Skate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseThe grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ease yourself into the festive spirit. If your youngste2016-12-08T00:00:00+00002017-01-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Now On

event > Seasonal > Christmas
PRICING  £8.90 (£7.50 Ticket + £1.40 Fees), £16.15 (£14 Ticket + £2.15 Fees), Club Nights £17 + booking fee
DATES  17th November 2016 to 15th January 2017
VENUE  Somerset House 
The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ease yourself into the festive spirit. If your youngste... More about this event
 
Malick Sidibe: The Eye Of Modern MaliMalick Sidibe: The Eye Of Modern MaliThe first UK solo exhibition of photography works by the African photographer, who gives a glimpse into African youth culture.2016-12-08T10:00:00+00002017-01-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
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Hair by Sam McKnightHair by Sam McKnightHair by Sam McKnightSomerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The first exhibition of its kind, it shines the spotlight on McKnight's 40-year career, highlighting how he has been instrumental in helping develop the images of Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campb2016-12-08T00:00:00+00002017-03-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
PRICING  £12.50, £10 concessions
DATES  2nd November 2016 to 12th March 2017
VENUE  Somerset House 
Somerset House celebrates the work of master hairstylist Sam McKnight this autumn with major exhibition Hair by Sam McKnight. The first exhibition of its kind, it shines the spotlight on McKnight's 40-year career, highlighting how he has been instrumental in helping develop the images of Kate Moss, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campb... More about this event
 
Utopia 2016Utopia 2016To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational text a host of contemporary artists present works inspired by the narrative and themes.2016-12-08T10:00:00+00002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House Fountains

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Dance | Until 12th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House Fountains

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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
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Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House Fountains

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Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from Somerset House Fountains

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Christmas Concert 2016
Theatre | On 8th December 2016 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Somerset House Fountains

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The Woman In Black
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Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Somerset House Fountains

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Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
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Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from Somerset House Fountains

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St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from Somerset House Fountains

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Somerset House Fountains

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House Fountains

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