Somerset House 4.1 rating

  Landmarks

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

 Nearest Transit: Temple (Lines: Circle, District)

 +44 20 7845 46

 http://www.somerset-house.org.uk

Somerset House and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Big Ben

Big Ben(1.3 km)
The 13-ton 4-faced iconic bell, named after Benjamin Hall who was commissioner of works when the tower was completed in 1858, has gilded periphals surrounding the dials which are 7 metre in diameter.

British Museum

British Museum(0.9 km)
The British Museum is, undoubtedly, one of the best museums in the world and a definite highlight of any trip to London.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace(2.1 km)
The Buckingham Palace is the official London residence and workplace of the Queen of the United Kingdom.

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square(0.8 km)
Trafalgar Square is the main, central square and the site of London's New Year celebrations.

British Library

British Library(2 km)
The official book depository of the United Kingdom, the British Library holds a copy of every book ever printed here, and a wide variety of periodicals.

St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral(1.3 km)
St Paul's Cathedral is one of London's most recognisable buildings standing atop Ludgate Hill, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace the Gothic medieval cathedral destroyed in 1666 in the Great Fire of London.

Tate Modern

Tate Modern(1.4 km)
Tate Modern is an enormous art gallery converted from the former Bankside Power Station that exhibits contemporary and modern art from around the world dating post 1900, arranged thematically and chronologically.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey(1.6 km)
Westminster Abbey is the traditional coronation, wedding and burial church of Royalty, with a thousand year old history dating back to 10th century Benedictine monks.

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