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.
Tel: 020 7845 4600
Adult : £5.00
Senior Citizen: £4.00