Opening times and prices

Opening times & prices

Somerset House is fully open to the public. 


Admission to Somerset House is free, but you currently need to book in advance for exhibitions and events.  

Gallery & exhibition spaces

Embankment Galleries, South Wing

Beano: The Art of Breaking the Rules is open from 21 Oct 2021 – 06 Mar 2022

Full Price - £16
Family of 3, covers 1 adult + 2 children (aged 6 - 11) - £22
Family of 4, covers 2 adults + 2 children (aged 6 - 11) - £38
National Art Pass - Art Fund (pass must be shown on entry) - £12.80
Student 12+ (ID for 16+), Job Seeker, Senior 60+, Disabled - £12.50
Child (6 - 11) - £5
Child (5 and under) - Free
Disabled Companion - Free

Sat, Sun & Tue 10.00 - 18.00. Wed - Fri 11.00 - 20.00. Last entry 1 hour prior to closing.

Closed on Mondays except on the following dates (during school holidays) when the exhibition will be open 10.00 - 18.00
Mon 14 Feb 2022

Last entry 1 hour prior to closing


Terrace Rooms, South Wing

We Are History is open from 16 Oct 2021 – 06 Feb 2022, open Sat - Tue 10.00 - 18.00. Wed - Fri 11.00 - 20.00. Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.

Admission is free, we ask all visitors to consider making a donation to Somerset House.

Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.


Gallery 31, New Wing

Gallery 31: Temporary Compositions is open from 12 Nov 2021 – 20 Mar 2022, open Mon - Sun 10.00 - 18.00.

Admission is free.

 

*Check individual exhibition information for other exceptions.



Strand entrance
08.00 - 23.00

Great Arch Entrance on Victoria Embankment
08.00 - 19.00

New Wing
08.00 - 21.00

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
08.00- 23.00 daily*
The fountains are currently switched off.

Seamen’s Hall
08.00 - 23.00

River Terrace
From 08.00 daily

* Our gallery and exhibition spaces sometimes open late for exhibitions and special events. The Edmond J. Safra Court is occasionally closed for concerts, film screenings and other special events.

Guided Tours
Our free guided tours are currently on hold. We'll let you know when these are back up and running.

 

Restaurants, cafés & shops

Learn more about our cafés and restaurants 


Dipna Anand Restaurant & Bar

Wednesday - Friday
Lunch 12.00 - 15.00
Dinner 18.00 - 22.00

Saturday
Brunch 10.00 - 16.00
Dinner 18.00 - 22.00

Sunday
Brunch 10.00 - 16.00


Pennethorne’s    
Open 11.00 – 22.00, Monday to Friday.

Please note Pennethorne’s will remain closed for January, with plans to reopen on Monday 31 January.


Spring
Dinner services run Wednesday to Saturday with reservations from 17.30 and the last reservation at 21.30.
Lunch services run Wednesday to Friday from 12.00 and the last reservation at 14.30.


WatchHouse
Offering indoor dining and a takeaway food and drinks service.
09.00 - 18.00 Mon - Fri
10.00 - 18.00 Sat & Sun


E10 Cafe
Offering indoor dining and a takeaway food and drinks service.
08.30 – 17.00 Mon - Fri 
10.00 – 17.00 Sat & Sun and bank holidays


Somerset House Shop, East Wing
Please note the shop is currently closed for refurbishment.

Tickets to our exhibitions and events must be booked in advance, online.


The Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery has reopened its doors following the most significant modernisation project in its history.