Somerset House, situated in central London between the Strand and the Thames, welcomes 3 million annual visitors to experience their events, and creative and artistic experiences. Many of the events are free, and it's encouraged to sit and enjoy the courtyard and terraces, a haven from the hustle and bustle of London. Somerset House offers free WiFi, five cafes and restaurants, and is dog friendly.
The grand neo-classical architecture of Somerset House (thought to be 18th century architect William Chambers' masterpiece) and its courtyard welcomes the world’s top performers during its annual musical highlight, the open-air Summer Series. It's also starred in a number of major films, including Love Actually, and has hosted numerous film premieres, an ice-skating rink, and high profile events.
Where: Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom
Opening Times: Monday through Sunday, 10AM - 6PM. Check the website for event and experience information.
Getting there: Somerset House is nearest to the Temple tube station, serviced by the Circle and District lines.