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Somerset House

London's working arts centre built on historic foundations in the heart of the world's most creative capital, with an impressive 12 event spaces.

Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, Somerset House is London’s working arts centre, home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of the city’s best loved public spaces.

The spectacular, neo-classical building offers 12 blank canvas, versatile event spaces, including indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes - ranging in capacity from 10 to 1,500.Somerset House is ideally located, sitting between the River Thames and Covent Garden and is accessible via major transport links in the centre of the capital.

Somerset House is more than a building, it is a global platform for creativity, dedicated to nurturing and empowering ideas, backing newness and championing openness. Somerset House draws on its diverse cultural programme and creative community to provide event organisers with a unique offering.Organisers can enhance their events by combining the artistic and commercial offering, including private tours of the building and exclusive access to exhibitions.

Run as a charity by Somerset House Trust, all event hire income directly contributes to the venue’s cultural public programme, education and outreach work and helps maintain the Grade 1 listed site for over 3 million visitors to enjoy annually - you can be confident that your event will be directly supporting an organisation offering immense value to an audience that goes far beyond your attendees.

The grandeur and heritage of Somerset House’s diverse venue, coupled with the expertise of its Commercial Events team, offer an unrivalled location for unforgettable events.

Find out how we can help to develop your event from concept to reality.

More information about Somerset House’s commercial event spaces can be found via

Somerset House

020 7845 4618

Events & Capacities

Reception1 - 3 000
Lunch 1 - 550
Dinner 1 - 550
Dinner Dance 1 - 550
Meeting / Conference 1 - 800
Outside Space 1 - 3000
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity1 - 1 500
Wedding Licence 1 - 100
Wedding Reception 1 - 100
Accessible AccessYes

Contact the venue directly for further details