Dodge at Somerset House, showing bumper cars and passengers in the courtyard


Drink, Dine and Dodgems at Somerset House

15 Jul - 22 Aug 2021
Tue - Sun

Closed on Mondays

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836 between 09.00-18.00 - Mon-Fri, 10.00-18.00 - Sat & Sun 

Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Turbo-charge your summer as we welcome visitors back to Somerset House with a thrilling new open-air experience in our spectacular courtyard. Featuring dodgems with a difference, bold installations from acclaimed artists and a delicious selection of food and drinks, Dodge is the perfect setting to celebrate quality time with family and friends once more. 

Regarded as one of London’s best loved spaces, our courtyard has been reimagined by Yinka Ilori, one of the most in demand figures working in design, and transformed into a joyful spectacle of colour, sound and energy. You’ll ride dodgems as you’ve never experienced them before, helping to generate an interactive musical composition by award winning Somerset House Studios artist Anna Meredith, who has teamed up with fellow Studios resident and Bafta-winning sound artist Nick Ryan. Meet up with friends and family in Yinka’s vibrant new open-air seating booths, take time out with mouth-watering food and drinks from pop-up legend Jimmy Garcia, or join us for Dodge Lates and Bump & Brunch for amazing DJs on selected dates.

The Somerset House courtyard is open and free to visit and walk-up visitors will be able to enjoy the Dodge experience, subject to availability. However, we encourage you to pre-book your table to avoid disappointment. All advance bookings include a dodgems ride and a drink.


Table reservations are for 2 hours and include dodgem tokens and drinks for the table capacity. Standard ‘Dodge & Drink’ tickets are from £10 per person and pre-booked dining packages start from £27.50 per person.

Full details of our dining packages can be found on our Food & Drink page.

Seating options are as follows:

• a Pod, which sits up to 6 people 

• a Quartet, which sits up to 4 people

• a Duo, which sits up to 2 people

There is a height restriction of 1.1m (1m 10cm) for riding the dodgems. Children between 1.1m (1m 10cm) and 1.3m (1m 30cm), must be accompanied by an adult in the dodgem.

Advance tickets can be booked up to 10am on the day before your visit. If your desired session time is not showing below there are currently no advance tickets available for that time. Some tables will be available for walk-up bookings every day. 

Online bookings for Bumper Summer Feast packages must be made 48 hours in advance. Walk-up rides on the dodgems are available at £5 per person. 

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836 between 09.00 - 20.00 - Mon-Fri, 10.00-20.00 - Sat, 10.00 - 18.00 Sun and Bank Holidays.

Watch our film about Dodge featuring composer Anna Meredith and designer Yinka Ilori

With support from

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Front of house staff dressed by

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