Somerset House is a cultural centre overlooking the Thames in Strand in the heart of London

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Somerset House, London

Somerset House is a cultural centre overlooking the Thames in Strand in the heart of London.

Somerset House is a cultural centre overlooking the Thames in Strand in the heart of London. It is a huge neoclassical building housing some outstanding art galleries. The Courtauld Gallery of the Courtald Institute of Arts displays a collection of Renaissance to 19th and 20th century art, including well-known works by Rubens, Boticelli, Degas, Matisse and Kandinsky. It is renowned for its collection of French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. The Gilbert Collection and Hermitage Museum were once house in the Somerset complex, but moved out a few years ago. The central courtyard has 55 fountains which spring forth in the summer. A very popular ice rink is installed here in winter.


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About Somerset House

 Somerset House, Strand WC2R 1LA

 +44 20 7845 46

 www.somerset-house.org.uk

Somerset House and Nearby Sights on Map

The Courtauld Gallery

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