Opening times and prices

Opening times & prices

Following the latest government guidelines on easing of lockdown, Somerset House has reopened to the public.

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

Gallery & exhibition spaces

Terrace Rooms
Currently closed

Gallery 31, New Wing
Currently closed

*Check individual exhibition information for other exceptions.

Strand entrance
08.00 - 21.00

Victoria Embankment entrance
Currently closed

New Wing
08.00 - 21.00

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
08.00- 21.00 daily*
The fountains are currently switched on from 10.00

Seamen’s Hall
08.00 - 21.00

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

Spring will reopen on Wed 19 May for Dinners only, Wednesday to Saturday with reservations from 17.30 and the last reservation at 21.30.

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

E10 Cafe
Offering indoor dining and a takeaway food and drinks service.
10.00 - 16.30 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 be closed from September 2018 for a major redevelopment project, Courtauld Connects. This ambitious project will see the transformation of the Gallery and its services.