Somerset House


Opening Times

Gallery & Exhibition spaces:
Mon-Tue & Sat-Sun 10am-6pm
Wed-Fri 11am-8pm
Check individual exhibition information for exceptions

This neo-classical, 18th-century building on the Thames houses the Embankment Galleries, cafés and restaurants, all surrounding a large courtyard. Admission free; charges for special exhibitions.

3-6 Oct: 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair.

To 20 Oct: Water Life by Aida Muluneh. The photographer presents 12 large images highlighting the planet's ecological emergency.

To 31 Dec: Bonds. Each of these works was created by a Somerset House artist in residence, who were tasked with exploring humans relationships and what unites us.

To 5 Jan 2020: Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams. The South African artist expresses her home country's apartheid struggle using photography, textiles and installations.


  • Temple
  • Covent Garden
  • Embankment
  • Holborn
  • Leicester Square
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