Historical Highlights of Somerset House

Somerset House, The Strand, London 51.510732 -0.116938
Dates & Time:
Every Thursday at 1.15 PM and 2.45 PM
Every Saturday at 12.15 PM, 1.15 PM, 2.15 PM and 3.15 PM
The tours last for approximately one hour
Tickets & Cost:
Free, but you still need a ticket
Tickets are available from 10.30 AM from the information desk in Seamen's Hall (in the South Building)
See somersethouse.org.uk for more information
The contact number for Somerset House is +44 (0) 207 845 4600
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Somerset House
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The following bus routes go near Somerset House: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91, 176
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The best London underground train stations to visit Somerset House are Covent Garden Embankment Temple
Note: The actual closest train station to Somerset House is Temple
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Somerset House lays on a couple of free guided tours every week, which are well worth doing.

This short one hour tour will introduce you to some of the Tudor intrigues that took place in the Strand mansion, and give you a taste of the extravagant entertainments laid on during the Georgian period.

It's a very varied tour that covers a lot of different topics. As you walk around the graceful staircases in the West Wing and the atmospheric Deadhouse, for example, you will see some interesting scientific curiosities and learn more about British naval power.

The second tour they offer is called the 'Old Palaces Tour', which explores a bit more of the building's Royal connections. You can read about that one here.

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