Built on historic foundations at the very heart of the capital, Somerset House is London’s working arts centre, home to the UK’s largest creative community and one of the city’s best loved public spaces.
The spectacular, neo-classical building offers 12 blank canvas, versatile event spaces, including indoor and outdoor spaces suitable for staging events of all styles and sizes - ranging in capacity from 10 to 1,500. Somerset House is ideally located, sitting between the River Thames and Covent Garden and is accessible via major transport links in the centre of the capital.
Somerset House is more than a building, it is a global platform for creativity, dedicated to nurturing and empowering ideas, backing newness and championing openness. Somerset House draws on its diverse cultural programme and creative community to provide event organisers with a unique offering. Organisers can enhance their events by combining the artistic and commercial offering, including private tours of the building and exclusive access to exhibitions.
Run as a charity by Somerset House Trust, all event hire income directly contributes to the venue’s cultural public programme, education and outreach work and helps maintain the Grade 1 listed site for over 3 million visitors to enjoy annually - you can be confident that your event will be directly supporting an organisation offering immense value to an audience that goes far beyond your attendees. The grandeur and heritage of Somerset House’s diverse venue, coupled with the expertise of its Commercial Events team, offer an unrivalled location for unforgettable events.