Portico Room, Somerset House

Portico Rooms

Our most popular private hire venue offering balcony views over both The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and the Thames. This network of four elegant 18th century spaces can be adapted for any type of event. We’ve previously hosted press days, meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners, wine tastings, exhibitions and a wide range of other gatherings.

The Portico Rooms is connected to the Navy Board Rooms, and you can hire the two venues in tandem for larger bookings. For details, please get in touch.



  • Standing 200
  • Standing, combined with Navy Board Rooms 300
  • Lunch & dinner seating 80
  • Theatre-style seating 100
  • Cabaret-style seating 56
  • Hollow square seating 48
Portico Room, Somerset House

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Portico Room balcony, Somerset House