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Somerset House

Designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776, the expansive neoclassical design of Somerset House has ensured it remains one of the most charismatic buildings in London. Once a Tudor palace, it is now more closely associated with the arts, running a series of hugely popular outdoor cinema events during the year, before the equally as popular ice-rink covers the outside courtyard every winter.

The 18th century saw the building become the first home of the Royal Academy of Arts, and also once housed the departments for births, marriages and deaths, as well as the Inland Revenue. The cultural programmes are ongoing throughout the year, featuring over 100 resident artists and organisations from right across the artistic stratosphere.

South Building
Somerset House

Tel: 020 7845 4600
Opening Times: Open daily, 10am-6pm; Thus until 8pm
Adult : £5.00
Senior Citizen: £4.00

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    Print! Tearing it up

    Until Wednesday 22nd August 2018

    The death of print media has been heralded for the past decade but it is going through something of a revival, similar to the upturn in vinyl in recent years. This exhibition looks back at some of the classic print editions, revealing how glossy mags came into being while celebrating the burgeoning indie publishing scene currently in existence.

    FREEd 2
    • 2 x Adult: Free
    • 0 x Child: Free
    • 0 x OAP: Free
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