Somerset House


"Somerset House is a new kind of arts centre in the heart of London, designed for today’s audiences and creatives. Offering a diverse and dynamic public programme of contemporary arts and culture, we are also a home to a large community of creative businesses, artists and makers, including Somerset House Studios. One of the city’s most spectacular and well-loved spaces, we are a place where art and culture is imagined, made and experienced by our 3 million visitors every year."
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Access Card Notes

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Contact details

Somerset House Somerset House, Strand, London, London, WC2R 1LA
Phone: 0207 845 4600

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Standard sized manual wheelchairs are available for visitors with mobility impairments. These can be booked in advance by calling 020 7845 4600 Monday – Friday 10.00 – 17.00 (excluding public holidays).
On the day you may obtain one by speaking to a Receptionist, a member of the Visitor Experience Team or a Security Officer.

All areas of Somerset House area accessible via certain routes.

Please note the following entrances do not have full access:

From the Waterloo Bridge entrance to the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.
There is cobble stone paving’s from the Strand into and in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court with a flat pavement around the edges.

Electric Mobility Scooters are allowed in the galleries.

Short Distances

Short distance
Our website contains detailed information about the distances involved and parking facilities avaliabe.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There are accessible toilets on the South Wing Strand Level, South Wing Embankment Level, New Wing, East Wing, North Wing and Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Visitors with disabilities are eligible for concessions and may bring a companion free of charge.
For general ticket enquiries and group bookings please call 020 7845 4600 or visit our website (concessionary rates are available for people on low incomes).

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
We run free guided tours three days a week which take approximately 1hour.

Historical Highlights Tours are fully accessible:

Saturdays 12.15, 13.15, 14.15; and 15.15 and Thursdays 13.15 and 14.45

Copies of the exhibition captions are available in large print. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like a copy.