Somerset House ist ein großes Gebäude, das sich auf der südlichen Seite von The Strand im Zentrum Londons befindet. Es überblickt die Themse in unmittelbarer Nähe zur Waterloo Bridge. Der zentrale Teil des klassizistischen Gebäudes, ein Projekt des Architekten Sir William Chambers, wurde 1776 und 1796 errichtet. Später wurde es um nördliche und südliche Flügel im viktorianischen Stil erweitert. Ein Gebäude gleichen Namens wurde bereits an gleicher Stelle zwei Jahrhunderte vorher gebaut. Der Ostflügel des Gebäudes ist Teil des King’s College London.
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Sam Soh | Feb. 24, 2018
This is a lovely place within London, when you enter the estate it appears to be a private area. Been a few times during the Christmas period, which seems extra special and majestic. Highly recommend to go if you haven't been before or are showing someone around. The outdoor ice rink was packed though.
Vikash Chady | Feb. 6, 2018
This is an amazing building which was built a long time ago. Inside there is less to see and do. It includes café where you can buy food and drink. This can sometimes be a bit on the expensive side. There are also many smalls shops which are dotted around the building, particularly during winter. The in court yard there are always events going on throughout the year. Fountains can be the main feature. Often movies are screened against the walls in summer. During winter a large ice rink is around for a few months.
Peter Bromley | Feb. 17, 2018
A wonderful place to visit, with most of the buildings now open to the public. Great for exhibitions and outdoor film screenings in the summer. The water fountains are switched on in summer also, which the kids love.
Beno Lifts | Feb. 26, 2018
I used to think that somerset house was interesting and a nice place to visit. But the last time I went it was rather bland. It is now full of shops aimed at people with lots of money to spend. It now has a very middle class feel to it.
Jessica Ho | Jan. 27, 2018
There is always something on here! Most of them are cheap, fun and educational. I definitely recommend here.
moon laura | März 10, 2018
This place is fantastic. I attended London fashion week 2014 which was at Somerset house back then. If you are visiting London you should visit it. The area around it is lively as well.
Mattfink 007 | Apr. 6, 2018
Beautiful venue full of character and history. The games festival we saw was based in the. NEw wing. Staff were friendly and helpful, clearly sign posted and good facilities.
sam fowler | Mai 1, 2018
Come here often for the coffee shop, restaurants, and the exhibitions. Have been ice skating and to gigs too. It’s a really well run, beautiful space. The square is like an enclave away from the hustle and bustle of aldwych. Photography exhibition was brilliant. The bars in the summer are great too.
Malieka Robinson | Apr. 20, 2018
Somerset Housd is a lively destination cause there is always something interesting happening: Courtauld Gallery is great for impressionist art, there are a couple of restaurants on site and seating in the courtyard if you just want a drink with friends and family. During the summer you can watch outdoor movies and in the winter you can ice skate. Just a walk over Waterloo Bridge or a stroll down the Strand from Charing Cross station to get here. This is a very accessible space for those with wheelchairs or disability access as most facilities are at ground floor level. I was there to visit the five geodesic domes (18-25 April 2018) that emulate atmospheric conditions in five cities. The domes are part of the Earth Day celebration.
Florian Forster | Mai 8, 2018
Did a lovely free tour here for about an hour with lots of insights into the building, life at the court, history and politics. Tour guide is very knowledgeable and passionate and answered all questions and gave extra background information and tips. Beautiful place with great view. Make sure to check out the Roman baths too!
JO조 | Juni 3, 2018
I love here so much. This was the only place not crowded when I was London. Quiet enough to rest and read a book, and nice terrace with a beautiful scenery.
Vijay Bhardwaj | Mai 18, 2018
Parts of it now belong to Kings College - London University. Easily accessible. Has a very nice bar.
Claire Howard | Aug. 11, 2018
The architecture is beautiful. The history is very interesting. For that alone it is worth visiting. The three star rating is that the customer service is simply appalling and not in keeping with the surrounds which one would expect to be excellent. If you can forgo the latter you will indeed have a splendid time.
Calum Roy | Juli 27, 2018
A beautiful and peaceful spot in the centre of London. The house shelters the courtyard from the outside hubbub and makes it a lovely place for a break at one of the coffee shops or cafes. The fountains are very popular with children in the summer. Free tours of the buildings are available. A beautiful location for concerts, films and ice skating in winter. Various unusual exhibitions to visit in the house's galleries.
S Rok | Juli 11, 2018
Another gem in London to visit. I have been many times to see exhibitions. Also been to the summer open air gigs and movies they hold each summer in the courtyard. The overall building is great just as a place to go and see. They have several cafes to use and enjoy. Its worth checking on there web site to see what attractions are showing and choose when you want to visit.
Suzanne Horgan | Aug. 3, 2018
Phoned up prior to leaving to check fountains were open for children. Looking forward to our visit. Only to find out they had not been working for 3 days and no idea when despite staff keep promising the public it would reopen shortly. Honestly is a great starting point, sadly missed with their staff. Grateful to security who were honest and sent us off to Granary Square Fountains, Kings Cross.
Babis Valmas | Juli 12, 2018
I saw LP there as part of the summer series. Really nice open place with a stage surrounded by the buildings. Really good atmosphere. Plenty of places to have some food and drinks. Also really good bathroom facilities and very well organized.
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