Somerset House Historical Highlights

Address:
, The Strand, London51.510732 -0.116938
Tel:
0207 845 4600

Dates and ticket price

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 the Seamen's Hall (South Building)
See somersethouse.org.uk

Getting to Somerset House

Parking:
Find car parks close to Somerset House
Taxis:
Find minicab firms close to Somerset House
Buses:
6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91, 176
Bus fares in London
Trains:
Covent Garden PCL, Embankment BKL CRC DSC NRN, Temple CRC DSC
The closest station to Somerset House is Temple
Train fares in London

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.

 

Talk about this event

Other events you might like

Of Gods, Rainbows & Omissions — Athi-Patra Ruga – 4 Oct 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The first major solo exhibition in the UK by South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga will take place at Somerset House.

Old Palace Tour at Somerset House – Every Tue – The Old Palace Tour will introduce you to three Stuart queens who had an association with the old buildings at Somerset House

Good Grief, Charlie Brown! – 25 Oct 2018 to 3 Mar 2019 – Fans of Charles M Schulz much-loved Peanuts cartoon will want to see the Charlie Brown and Snoopy exhibition at Somerset House.

Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House – 14 Nov 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade

The Original Tour — Open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – The Original Tour is one of London's most popular sightseeing buses, and it's also a great way to travel around the capital.

London Bus Tour — open-top sightseeing bus – Every day – This traditional open-top bus tour will take in all the best landmarks and attractions, with a free river cruise and guided walk.

TRS river cruise, from Big Ben to Greenwich – Every day – Spend a leisurely afternoon on a TRS river cruise from Big Ben to Greenwich, and see some of the sights along the river.

Look for more guided tours in November

Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out

Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans

Copyright © 2018 London Drum · Contact us · Cookies / Privacy policy · Search / Site map