Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court

Summer in the Courtyard

01-28 Aug 2023
Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Open-air, affordable gatherings at the heart of the capital this summer.

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court sits at the heart of Somerset House and is one of the capital’s most beautiful and inclusive public spaces.  An oasis from the bustle of the city, we’re inviting you to make the space your own this August.

On weekdays, we're welcoming everyone to the courtyard, providing a space for families to enjoy the sunshine alongside food & drink pop-ups and our magnificent fountains, switched on across select dates in August.

Then at weekends, we’re excited to present a series of live events and performances from established creatives and grassroot communities with inclusivity at their heart. 


What's On

Weekdays in August, free to all

The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court centres around 55 fountains, which rise and splash in choreographed sequence, forming not only a delightful spectacle at the heart of the courtyard, but also a fun area for children to play, especially in the heat of summer.

The fountains are currently on daily, from 10.00 - 19.00. Please note that the fountains will be switched off for the day on Tue 29 Aug.

Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s much-loved ice cream van installation is here throughout the month. Paying homage to her Punjabi heritage, the installation is inspired by Chila’s father, who sold ice cream in her hometown of Liverpool.

A food & drink pop-up, the Courtyard Bar & Canteen, is also open with additional seating.