The Old Palace Guided Tour
Every Tuesday

The Old Palace Tour

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

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."


Free tickets are available (on the day only) from 10.30 at the Information Desk in Seamen's Hall, South Wing. Be sure to come early to avoid disappointment as the tours are extremely popular.

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

Tours last approximately 1 hour.  

Please note that this tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

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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