The Portico Rooms - Somerset House

Portico Rooms

Located on the first floor of the South Wing, the Portico Rooms are a spacious and versatile suite of rooms offering a contemporary and elegant location for both daytime and evening events.

With original features, natural daylight and uninterrupted views of the London skyline, the Portico Rooms offer a stylish and versatile backdrop which can be tailored to any event brief. This network of four elegant 18th century spaces can be adapted for press days, fashion events, meetings, conferences, receptions, dinners, wine tastings and exhibitions.

Included in the hire are two private balconies for your guests. Whether you prefer to watch the sunset across the River Thames from the south facing balcony or marvel at our sensational fountains from the north facing balcony, the Portico Rooms are a truly stunning venue for your event.

The Portico Rooms are connected to the Navy Board Rooms, and you can hire the two venues in tandem for larger bookings.

200 Reception (280 when combined with the Navy Board Rooms)
100 Lunch & Dinner
100 Theatre Style
60 Cabaret Style

This space is perfect for:
Conference and Meetings
Product Launches

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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."


Available for



Press days & product launches

Presentations & Conferences

Filming & photography

Other events


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