Plan your visit - The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, Somerset House, Image by Kevin Meredith

Plan your visit


Somerset House is fully open to the public. 

On 19 August works began to switch Aldwych to two-way traffic. Part of Strand outside Somerset House became a pedestrian/cycle zone on 22 August.

On Sunday 22 August, Aldwych re-opened as a two-way road and the Strand is permanently closed to traffic between Surrey Street and Waterloo Bridge.

Buses that previously stopped on Strand will now stop at new locations on Aldwych. Please visit the TfL website for alternative ways to travel.

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Admission to Somerset House is free, but you’ll need to buy a ticket for some exhibitions and events.