The Portico Rooms - 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 100
  • Theatre-style seating 100
  • Cabaret-style seating 56
  • Hollow square seating 48

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Portico Room, Somerset House
Portico Room, Somerset House
The Portico Rooms Balcony - Somerset House

"The event was a wonderful success and all our delegates were - dare I say - blown away by the venue, how we were able to transform the space and bring our training event to life in the most inspiring manner because of all your support!"
"Thank you to you and your team's professional operational support before, during and after the event."


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Portico Room balcony, Somerset House
Portico Room balcony, Somerset House