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Somerset House

Open today: 08:00 - 23:00
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Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of London, sitting between the Strand and the River Thames. During summer months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate on London's favourite ice rink...more
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The Strand, London WC2R 1LA, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 20 7845 4600
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I've always loved Peanuts and really enjoyed chuckling at the strips yet another time but also loved the background information and analysis of the themes. It was great to see the video clips of Shultz at work and to learn a little more of his...More

Thank Claire C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having grown up with Peanuts and loving all the characters, this exhibition was something we were looking forward to. The actual exhibition did not disappoint - there is a lot to see and it goes way beyond just the cartoon strips. What was disappointing, however,...More

1  Thank mjandfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I grew up reading “Peanuts” in the daily newspaper, therefore I jumped at the opportunity to go to this exhibition. We found it both enjoyable and educational. I am sure that some visitors will have a wonderful time just reading the strips again, but we...More

Thank 447harperw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes, the building is very interesting and there is much to do, but now there are two extra attractions: the Snoopy exhibition and the ice skating rink. Make the most of it.

Thank Driver_in_Europe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently bought a ticket to the Charlie Brown exhibition; however, I was unfortunately unable to attend due to a family bereavement. While I’m aware that tickets are issued for a particular day and non- refundable, I was absolutely disgusted to hear that customer service...More

1  Thank Culture12466460304
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My review is a little late, as I visited Somerset House at the end of October, but I went to Somerset House with the intention of just looking around on my last full day in London. The first impression of the place was a little...More

Thank Joyce_7t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited to a get together with some colleagues at first look the menu was not what i normally would have been enticed, the venue was stunning in the London lights. The bar area was clean and welcoming and the staff were on great...More

Thank Johnboy1457
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my family to the ice rink and activities today. There was lots and lots to do and was fun especially for little kids. Was very busy though and I would recommend queuing up for the ice skating early. Great value for only...More

Thank phoebewoodhams
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an experience you could visit time after time. Went primarily to see the Charlie Brown exhibition but discovered a real gem of a building with great exhibitions---truly something for everyone.The building itself is magnificent with an incredible past and in its current format...More

1  Thank BigRon99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited early on a Sunday evening, booked tickets in advance for the exhibit to avoid being disappointed. Throughly enjoyed the exhibition, mostly a visual experience with plenty of strips to read aswell as cinema with a showreel from some of the more famous peanuts TV...More

Thank Thomas E
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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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15 July 2018|
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Response from WILDSURFER2018 | Reviewed this property |
In sommerset house all the restaurants are in doors although the caulthaurd gallery does have an outdoor eating area which is part of their restaurant, during the summer if your a freind or member they have many days when... More
Patricia M
8 July 2018|
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Response from WILDSURFER2018 | Reviewed this property |
not too sure about that one but they can finish quite late
1 May 2018|
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Response from Q646URmattb | Reviewed this property |
2 very happy hours