Somerset House Fountains

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 30TH SEPTEMBER 2013

ADDRESS
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 1LA 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
1st June 2013 until 30th September 2013
 
OPENING TIMES
10am-11pm Daily During Summer Months | To confirm fountain displays are on call 020 7845 4600
 

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Somerset House FountainsThe Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court at Somerset House is always a favourite with kids. These jets of water are especially popular when they provide a welcome cooling splash amid the scorching summer sun. The jets are timed to go spurt upwards in a sequenced pattern to make a stunning and visually mesmerising display. And, when evening falls, the water is floodlit adding colourful lights to the water projections. The Somerset House courtyard makes a grand entrance to the main house which frequently houses exhibitions and has its own cafe and restaurant, The Admiralty. In summer, a temporary stage is erected within the courtyard and a popular programme of live music runs (with the water fountains turned off) - Hot Chip, Lily Allen and Grace Jones have all played here. As a rough guide, the fountains are usually on from 10am to 11pm daily but as they are turned off for special events, it's best to check (by calling 020 7845 4600) beforehand if you're going there especially to see them.

 

About Somerset House

Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
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Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
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Car Parks

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Drury Lane NCP
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Skate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseSkate At Somerset HouseThe grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ease yourself into the festive spirit. If your youngste26th November 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Skate At Somerset House
event > Seasonal > Christmas
DATES  11th November 2014 to 11th January 2015
VENUE  Somerset House 
The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ease yourself into the festive spirit. If your youngste... More about this event
 
Guy Bourdin: Image MakerGuy Bourdin: Image MakerOver 100 works and previously unseen material from the estate of the enigmatic fashion photographer including over colour exhibition prints of Bourdin's most significant works, early and late works in black and white, Polaroid test shots, double-page spread layouts, contact sheets and transparencies marked for composition, and a range of Super-8 fi27th November 2014Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Guy Bourdin: Image Maker
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  27th November 2014 to 15th March 2015
VENUE  Somerset House 
Over 100 works and previously unseen material from the estate of the enigmatic fashion photographer including over colour exhibition prints of Bourdin's most significant works, early and late works in black and white, Polaroid test shots, double-page spread layouts, contact sheets and transparencies marked for composition, and a range of Super-8 fi
Guy Bourdin: The Eye's The LimitGuy Bourdin: The Eye's The LimitMake-up workshop.2nd December 2014Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Guy Bourdin: The Eye's The Limit
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Tuesday 2nd December 2014 - 7pm-8.30pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
Make-up workshop.
Winter Mode: Then And Now: (Age 15-18)Winter Mode: Then And Now: (Age 15-18)An Informative and hands-on workshop.6th December 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Winter Mode: Then And Now: (Age 15-18)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
DATES  Saturday 6th December 2014 - 11am-12.30pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
An Informative and hands-on workshop.
Free Family Drop-In Workshop: Frozen Worlds: (Age 6-12)Free Family Drop-In Workshop: Frozen Worlds: (Age 6-12)Children's event.6th December 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
Free Family Drop-In Workshop: Frozen Worlds: (Age 6-12)
event > Kids Events
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Saturday 6th December 2014 - 12noon-3pm
VENUE  Somerset House 
Children's event.
 

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