Opening times and prices

Opening times & prices

Following the latest easing of government restrictions, 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

Gallery 31, New Wing
New exhibition Gallery 31: Create, Capture, Organise, Pluralise is open from 01 Jul – 31 Oct 2021, open Mon – Sun 10.00 - 18.00.

*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 

Currently closed.
Pennethorns is reopening from Wednesday 06 October and we will be open 11.00 – 22.00, Monday to Friday.

Spring is open for Dinners only, Wednesday to Saturday with reservations from 17.30 and the last reservation at 21.30. 
Spring will be open for Lunch 12.00 - 14.30, Wednesday to Saturday from 01 September.

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.
10.00 - 18.30 daily

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 will reopen its doors to the public in November 2021 following the most significant modernisation project in its history.