Somerset House Historical Highlights

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Address:
Somerset House, The Strand, London
Tel:
0207 845 4600

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
4th October 2018 21st December 2019 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 the Seamen's Hall (South Building)
See somersethouse.org.uk

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6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91, 176 – London bus tickets
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Covent Garden PCL, Embankment BKL CRC DSC NRN, Temple CRC DSC
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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 show you some of the graceful staircases in the West Wing and the atmospheric Deadhouse, and introduce you to some of the Tudor intrigues that took place in the Strand mansion.

You'll also learn about about British naval power, see some interesting scientific curiosities, and get a taste of the extravagant entertainments laid on during the Georgian period.

If you're more interested in the personalities then you might like to try the Old Palace Tour of Somerset House instead, which concentrates on the building's Royal connections.

 

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