The Old Palace Guided Tour
Every Tuesday

The Old Palace Tour

Every Tuesday
12.45 & 14.15
Meet in Seamen's Hall
South Wing

As all our tours are led by volunteers we feel that it is best to cancel them until further notice. This is in the interest of the safety of own wonderful volunteers as we are sure you can appreciate they are hugely valued and much loved members of our Somerset House community.  

Please keep checking our website as we will have the tours up and running again as soon as we can.

Somerset House was once the home of three Catholic queens - Anne of Denmark, Henrietta Maria and Catherine of Braganza - and played a vital part in the crisis of the Stuart dynasty. 

Join us for a free guided tour exploring the history of the site before the current building existed. A special highlight of the tour includes access to Strand Lane Baths.

The Old Palace Guided Tour
The Old Palace Guided Tour

"Wonderful to hear a guide so passionate and knowledgeable."


When tours return you will be able to book tickets in advance.

There will also be a small number of tickets available (on the day only) from 10.30 at the Information Desk in Seamen's Hall, South Wing. 

Tickets will be limited to a maximum of four per person. Larger groups should enquire about private guided tours.

Tours last approximately 1 hour.  

Please note that there is no wheelchair access to the Strand Lane Baths at the end of the tour.

The Old Palace Guided Tour
The Old Palace Guided Tour

Private Guided Tours

For information about private guided tours of Somerset House please email

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