Opening times and prices

Opening times & prices

Due to the latest government guidelines, Somerset House is currently closed to the public. We'll be continuing to share the work of our creative community online so you can stay engaged with us over the coming weeks.

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

Gallery & exhibition spaces

Terrace Rooms
Leila Alaoui: Rite of Passage, 11 Oct 2020 - 25 Apr 2021
Currently closed

Gallery 31, New Wing
Currently closed

*Check individual exhibition information for other exceptions.

Strand entrance

Victoria Embankment entrance
Currently closed

New Wing
Currently closed

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court
10.00-19.00 daily*

Seamen’s Hall
Currently closed

River Terrace
10.00-19.00 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 

Hej Coffee
Currently closed

Bryn Williams at Somerset House
Currently closed

Currently closed

Currently closed

Watch House
Currently closed

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.