"Somerset House" Somerset House Tip by KennetRose

Somerset House, London: 34 reviews and 94 photos

  Somerset House
by KennetRose

People still often think of Somerset House as the home of the Registrar General, but that function was moved long ago to St Catherine's House. Since then it has been home to a number of unloved government institutions, though the most likely reason for a visit is because it is home to the Courtauld Institute of Art, and because of the outdoor skating in the courtyard in December and January.

Apart from the Courtauld Institute, which was a college of the University of London until recently and is now an independent academic instituion, the building is one of London's most splendid examples of neo-classical architecture.

Address: The Strand, WC2
Directions: Temple tube
Phone: +44 (0)20 7845 4600
Website: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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