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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.

 

To find out how we can help to develop your event from concept to reality, contact us on +44(0)20 7845 4618 or via events@somersethouse.org.uk

 

More information about Somerset House’s commercial event spaces can be found via somersethouse.org.uk/venue-hire

Somerset House

Strand
London
WC2R 1LA
Tel:
020 7845 4618

Events & Capacities

Reception1 - 1 500
Lunch 1 - 100
Dinner 1 - 320
Dinner Dance 1 - 300
Meeting / Conference 1 - 100
Outside Space 1 - 1500
Exhibition Space (m2)
550
Marquee Capacity1 - 1 500
Wedding Licence 0 - 0
Wedding Reception 0 - 0
Accessible AccessYes

Summer 2020 at Somerset House

We are delighted to share our details of Somerset House's summer event offers, including exclusive use of the River Terrace, Silver Winner of London’s Best Summer Party Venue 2019 at the London Venue Awards. 

Set against the backdrop of Somerset House’s iconic façade and with breath-taking views across the River Thames, the River Terrace boasts an unbeatable location and is the perfect solution for corporate summer parties for 150-500 guests. Use of the River Terrace also includes access to the spectacular Seamen’s Hall, providing an ideal wet-weather alternative

Sit back and relax, we will do all of the hard work for you. In addition to your venue hire you can choose from the following bespoke options to create the perfect, all-inclusive Summer Package.

1. Clement Worrall’s BBQ Menu -  from £65 + VAT per person
2. Alexander & Björck’s Canape and Bowl Food Menu - from £85 + VAT per person
3. Bubble Food’s Food Stations - from £95 +VAT per person
4. Full Circle’s Furniture and Entertainment options at an additional cost

As one of London’s most diverse and accessible venues, Somerset House offers a wide range of spaces suitable for summer events in addition the River Terrace; allowing it to accommodate groups up to 500 in a setting renowned for its grandeur and heritage.

Get in touch with the Corporate Events Team today via events@somersethouse.org.uk or 020 7845 4618.