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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...Read more

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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 London’s best loved public spaces - run as a charity by the Somerset House Trust, all event hires directly contribute to its cultural programme, education and outreach work.

Our spectacular, neoclassical building offers 12 blank canvas event spaces, suitable for staging events of all styles and size. Clients also have the opportunity to enhance their event by connecting it with Somerset House’s diverse cultural programme, with private tours of the building and exclusive access to our exhibitions.

The grandeur and heritage of Somerset House’s diverse venue, coupled with the expertise of our Events team, offer an unrivalled location for an unforgettable event.

Somerset House is just one of many great venues available to hire in London. Our team of free venue finding experts are on hand to create the perfect shortlist of venues in London for your next event.

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Room & Venue Capacities

Portico Rooms

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 200
Standing Reception - Outdoors 30
Seated Lunch 100
Seated Dinner 100
Theatre Style 100
Cabaret Style 60
Seated lunch/dinner 100

Navy Board Rooms

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 100
Seated Lunch 40
Seated Dinner 40
Theatre Style 60
Cabaret Style 40
Seated lunch/dinner 40

East Wing

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 350
Seated Lunch 40
Seated Dinner 40
Dinner/Dance 40
Theatre Style 30
Cabaret Style 30
Seated lunch/dinner 40

Seamen's Hall

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 200
Seated Lunch 100
Seated Dinner 100
Dinner/Dance 80
Theatre Style 100
Cabaret Style 56

River Terrace

Event style Guests
Standing Reception - Indoors 200
Standing Reception - Outdoors 500

Venue Facilities & Accessibility

  • Outside space
  • Natural daylight
  • Wifi
  • River Views
  • Panoramic Views from up high
  • Disabled access
  • Wedding licence
  • Dancing permitted
  • Live bands permitted
  • Asian catering
  • Kosher catering
  • Live bands permitted

Listed caterers for this venue:

This venue has the following list of special event caterers, who are all permitted to cater at your event. You can click on the caterers below to see there full listing and send them your catering enquiry at this venue.

Venue Sustainability accreditation

No Green Meetings or Greengage accreditations for this venue.

Somerset House address, travel directions, and parking information

Underground
  Nearest tube stations
  • Temple
Airports
  Nearest airports
  • London City (6.8 miles)
  • London Heathrow (15.5 miles)
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