Historical Highlights of Somerset House

Address:
, 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 the Seamen's Hall (South Building)
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Telephone:
The contact number for Somerset House is +44 (0) 207 845 4600
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Buses:
The following bus routes go near Somerset House: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91, 176
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Trains:
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 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 Palaces Tour of Somerset House instead, which concentrates on the building's Royal connections.

 

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