The fountains are currently switched off. 

Please note the fountains will be switched off from 23.00 on Sunday 2 August 2015 whilst we prepare for Film4 Summer Screen.

They will return on Friday 7 August 2015, they will then be switched on daily 10.00-15.00 until Wednesday 19 August 2015. 

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court is at the heart of Somerset House - a dignified courtyard with a mischievous streak.

The array of jets dance in an orchestrated sequence, with added coloured lighting at night - a refreshing surprise on a warm summer day.

The fountains are normally switched on for spring and summer months, except when events take place in the courtyard which require them to be off; these will be mentioned on this page. To confirm you can see the fountain displays on your visit please call 020 7845 4600 (Mon-Fri, 10.00-17.00) or email

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