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Courtauld Gallery: £5 (Adults), £4 (Concs), FREE (Mondays 10am-2pm excl Public Holidays) | Embankment Galleries: £8 (Adults), £6 (Concs)
 

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Somerset HouseSomerset 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). Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector of Edward VI, built the great mansion on the banks of the river to match his new-found status and rank. Following the Duke's execution for treason in 1552, the house passed onto Queen Elizabeth I and then Anne of Denmark and Norway - wife of James I - who christened it 'Denmark House'. Charles I's Queen, Henrietta Maria of France, was the next royal occupant. Having lived through the Civil War, the Great Fire, various refurbishments and other regal guests including Queen Catherine of Braganza, the palace fell into disrepair in the 1700s and was eventually demolished. Sir William Chambers was commissioned to design a replacement building whose purpose was to house various learned societies of the day. The current building still looks and feels like a palace with its great courtyard and elegant fountains, riverside terrace and magnificent collection of art and sculpture. It's easy to imagine a time when kings, queens and courtiers graced its grounds. Modern-day concerts now held in the courtyard echo the dramatic and musical masque entertainments popular during the reign of Anne of Denmark. While visitors have to pay to view the main galleries, admission to the courtyard, riverside terrace, restored Seamen's Hall, Nelson Stair, interpretation gallery and 18th century Commissioner's Barge are all free.

 

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Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseThe most famous of all the open air film events in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. The 2017 line-up includes three UK premieres: Al Gore introduces in person An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power; current Palme d'Or contender The Square; and Patti Cake2017-08-21T00:00:00+01002017-08-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Now On

event > Film Events > Film festivals & seasons
PRICING  From £17, plus booking fee
DATES  10th to 23rd August 2017
The most famous of all the open air film events in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. The 2017 line-up includes three UK premieres: Al Gore introduces in person An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power; current Palme d'Or contender The Square; and Patti Cake... More about this event
 
Summer Screen PrintsSummer Screen PrintsAnnual film poster exhibition in collaboration with Print Club London, showing limited-edition screen prints based on the films shown at Film4 Summer Screen.2017-08-21T10:00:00+01002017-08-23T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Summer Screen Prints
The World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration AwardsThe World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this summer to showcase the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. The unique exhibition brings together shortlisted entries from across the world, from the UK to USA and South Korea to France, covering categories such as advertising, children's books, editoria2017-08-21T00:00:00+01002017-08-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventNow On

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  31st July to 28th August 2017
The World Illustration Awards exhibition returns to Somerset House this summer to showcase the very best artworks across the diverse field of illustration. The unique exhibition brings together shortlisted entries from across the world, from the UK to USA and South Korea to France, covering categories such as advertising, children's books, editoria... More about this event
 
The World Illustration Awards 2017 ExhibitionThe World Illustration Awards 2017 ExhibitionA showcase of 50 shortlisted projects across the eight categories, from advertising and design to books and editorial.2017-08-21T10:00:00+01002017-08-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventNow On
The World Illustration Awards 2017 Exhibition
The Learned Society Of Extra Ordinary ObjectsThe Learned Society Of Extra Ordinary ObjectsThe Learned Society Of Extra Ordinary ObjectsThis summer, Somerset House hosts new exhibition The Learned Society of Extra-Ordinary Objects, transforming the Terrace Rooms into a fictional society inspired by real history. Inspired by the 18th century Learned Society at Somerset House, which would see members gather in the Club Room's gin bar to discuss the extraordinary possibilities of diff2017-08-21T10:00:00+01002017-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventNow On

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th July to 3rd September 2017
This summer, Somerset House hosts new exhibition The Learned Society of Extra-Ordinary Objects, transforming the Terrace Rooms into a fictional society inspired by real history. Inspired by the 18th century Learned Society at Somerset House, which would see members gather in the Club Room's gin bar to discuss the extraordinary possibilities of diff... More about this event
 
Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary ScentPerfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary ScentPerfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary ScentSomerset House's new exhibition, Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, invites visitors into a vibrant new scent scene. A multi-sensory show, it showcases ten extraordinary perfumes from the past two decades - and the perfumers who created them - that are changing the perceptions of scent today. The exhibition begins with an overvi2017-08-21T00:00:00+01002017-09-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Galleries
PRICING  Adult £11, concession £9
DATES  21st June to 17th September 2017
Somerset House's new exhibition, Perfume: A Sensory Journey Through Contemporary Scent, invites visitors into a vibrant new scent scene. A multi-sensory show, it showcases ten extraordinary perfumes from the past two decades - and the perfumers who created them - that are changing the perceptions of scent today. The exhibition begins with an overvi... More about this event
 
Peroni Ambra: The TerracePeroni Ambra: The TerracePeroni Ambra: The TerraceTo celebrate the launch of Peroni's new offering, Peroni Ambra, Somerset House presents The Terrace. The summer-long al fresco event transports guests to the rural Chinotto orchard of Northwest Italy to bring to life the citrus flavours found in the new tipple, which is inspired by the Italian ritual of the 'aperitivo' and served over ice with an o2017-08-21T00:00:00+01002017-09-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Foodie Events > Festivals & Exhibitions
DATES  1st April to 30th September 2017
To celebrate the launch of Peroni's new offering, Peroni Ambra, Somerset House presents The Terrace. The summer-long al fresco event transports guests to the rural Chinotto orchard of Northwest Italy to bring to life the citrus flavours found in the new tipple, which is inspired by the Italian ritual of the 'aperitivo' and served over ice with an o... More about this event
 
Everything Flows: How Movies Inspire MusicEverything Flows: How Movies Inspire MusicAttractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction.2017-08-22T19:00:00+01002017-08-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Everything Flows: How Movies Inspire Music
Design FrontiersDesign FrontiersMore than 30 of the world's leading designers, including the director of design at Jaguar, are taking part in Design Frontiers, a group exhibition at Somerset House showing work which challenges and breaks through frontiers. Coinciding with London Design Festival, the exhibition includes designs by Ian Callum at Jaguar, Tord Boontje for Swarovski, 2017-09-18T00:00:00+01002017-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Graphic Design | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th to 24th Sep 2017
More than 30 of the world's leading designers, including the director of design at Jaguar, are taking part in Design Frontiers, a group exhibition at Somerset House showing work which challenges and breaks through frontiers. Coinciding with London Design Festival, the exhibition includes designs by Ian Callum at Jaguar, Tord Boontje for Swarovski, ... More about this event
Larry Achiampong: Voyage Of The Relic TravellerLarry Achiampong: Voyage Of The Relic TravellerA special performance in association with his new commission by Somerset House Pan African Flag for the Relic Travellers Alliance.2017-10-05T20:00:00+01002017-10-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
 
Larry Achiampong: Voyage Of The Relic Traveller
 

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ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  36% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Somerset House
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £92  34% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Somerset House
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £141  39% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Nearest to Somerset House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southbank Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Somerset House
London's hub of cultural arts, The Southbank Centre announced in March 2013 that it's set for a £100 million revamp that will see the 1960s design ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Horse Hospital
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 17 minutes from Somerset House
As the name suggests, The Horse Hospital wasn't always the modern arts venue it is today. Once home to sick and injured horses - many references ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 23 minutes from Somerset House
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world' , the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or ... More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Somerset House

Near Somerset House
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Somerset House
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Somerset House
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Somerset House

Near Somerset House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 25th February 2018
Somerset House, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
Mamma Mia!
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 6th September 2012 to 3rd March 2018
Somerset House, Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House
Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the distant memories of carefree days and ...More
 
 
 
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 24th March 2018
Somerset House, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Somerset House
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Somerset House

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Somerset House
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House
Opened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions ... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
2 Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Somerset House
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Somerset House

The best shops and markets near Somerset House
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Somerset House
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Somerset House
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Somerset House
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Somerset House

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The Admiralty
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House
In the evenings, approach this restaurant through the fountained courtyard of Somerset House to get yourself in the mood for a magical meal. The Admiralty is ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Admiralty Deli at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House
This cafe can fulfil all your snack requirements while you peruse the exhibits at beautiful 18th century Somerset House.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House
This riverside cafe commands wonderful views of the Thames from outside the 18th-century Somerset House. Large sunshades shield customers from the sun's reflective glare, while cooling ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Somerset House

Near Somerset House
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Somerset House
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Somerset House
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from Somerset House
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Somerset House

Somerset House gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from Somerset House
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Somerset House
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Somerset House
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Somerset House

The best pubs near London Somerset House.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Edgar Wallace
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Somerset House
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Somerset House
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Somerset House
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Somerset House
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
London > Nightlife > Bars
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Somerset House
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Somerset House

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Somerset House.
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as 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, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Somerset House
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 
 

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William Henry Hunt: Country People
Exhibitions | Until 17th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art

An investigation of the artist's depiction of rural figures in his work of the 1820s and 1830s....More

Bloomsbury Art And Design
Exhibitions | Until 24th September 2017 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art

A wide-ranging selection of objects including paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours and designs and decorative arts from the influential group....More

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 3rd December 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls
Theatre | Until 28th February 2018 

Savoy Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House

A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
Prize for Illustration 2017: Sounds of the City
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 entries shortlisted for the 2017 Prize for Illustration ...More

 
42nd Street
Theatre | Until 10th February 2018 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

Broadway comes to the West End in 2017 with classic musical 42nd Street. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the ...More

Sounds Of The City
Exhibitions | Until 3rd September 2017 

London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Somerset House

The top 100 entries from The Prize For Illustration 2017, this year focusing on creative interpretations of the sounds heard ...More

The Mentor
Theatre | Until 2nd September 2017 

Vaudeville Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

F Murray Abraham stars in Christopher Hampton's translation of Daniel Kehlmann's pithy comedy about a cantankerous old writer, who is ...More

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 24th March 2018 

Adelphi Theatre 5 minutes walk from Somerset House

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 

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Hassan Hajjaj: La Caravane
Exhibitions | From 5th October 

Somerset House

This October, Somerset House hosts a homecoming exhibition on British-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj. The exhibition will showcase his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures, which he has picked up ...More

Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | From 8th November 

Tate Modern

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of ...More

 
Modigliani
Exhibitions | From 23rd November 

Tate Modern

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of the most memorable art of the 20th century, Modigliani continuously evolved his career, developing his ...More

Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland
Exhibitions | From 15th November 

National Gallery

The National Gallery unites all four versions of Akseli Gallen-Kallela's Lake Keitele in its new exhibition, Lake Keitele: A Vision of Finland. Upon visiting Finland Gallen-Kallela fell in ...More

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Luca Longobardi and chef Chris Denney, the pair behind 108 Garage, bring flavours from around ...More

 
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108 Garage has proven to be a big hit, with Fay Maschler giving the Notting ...More

 
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Inspired by its neighbour, The Science Museum, The ...More

 
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In September 2017 the 18-storey Royal Lancaster London - one of the best-known landmarks on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
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Swanky hotel One Aldwych takes inspiration from Roald ...More

 
Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark
Theatre | From 4th September 

Richmond Theatre

An edge-of-your-seat thriller from the hand of Frederick Knott, best known for writing Dial M ...More

 
Fever Pitch: The Opera
Concerts | From 22nd September 

Union Chapel

The first musical version of Nick Hornby's book Fever Pitch, which famously follows the ups and downs of life supporting Arsenal Football Club, is staged at the Union Chapel, in the heart of north London ...More

Joe Moran / Dance Art Foundation: On The Habit Of Being Oneself
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Dance | From 28th September 

Sadler's Wells: Lilian Baylis Theatre

See the world premiere of an experimental work ...More

 
BooManchu: The Wellness Festival Weekend
Sporting Events | From 23rd September 

Fu Manchu

Boutique cycling legends Boom Cycle have teamed up with cocktail bar Fu Manchu to present the BooManchu Wellness Festival Weekend. Running for one weekend, it invites guests to ...More

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Exhibitions | From 14th September 

St Michael & All Angels Chiswick

A long weekend of literary discussions with the likes of Jeremy Vine, Clare Balding and ...More

 
Ink
Ink
Theatre | From 9th September 

Duke of York's Theatre

Following its successful debut at the Almeida, Rupert Goold's production of Ink, James Graham's "stingingly ...More

 
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