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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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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
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Five Steps To Growing Your Business In 2016Five Steps To Growing Your Business In 2016This event, delivered by Enterprise Nation founder, Emma Jones, will show you five ways to grow your business in 2016. It will look at how you can increase sales and revenue, without a resulting increase in costs.2016-02-09T18:00:00+00002016-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Stables And Lucraft: Ulmus LondiniumStables And Lucraft: Ulmus LondiniumAn art installation which celebrates London's surviving elm tree population, and the elm tree's historic role in shaping the infrastructure of the city. Part of The Conservation Foundation's campaign to regenerate the elm population.2016-02-09T10:00:00+00002016-02-29T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventNow On
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The Museum of InnocenceThe Museum of Innocence Thirteen vitrines filled with everyday objects, each representing a single moment in a relationship, interwoven with film by celebrated director Grant Gee fill Somerset House 's Courtyard Rooms in January 2016. The Museum of Innocence is the physical manifestation of the novel of the same name by Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. 2016-02-09T00:00:00+00002016-04-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  27th January to 3rd April 2016
VENUE  Somerset House 
Thirteen vitrines filled with everyday objects, each representing a single moment in a relationship, interwoven with film by celebrated director Grant Gee fill Somerset House 's Courtyard Rooms in January 2016. The Museum of Innocence is the physical manifestation of the novel of the same name by Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. ... More about this event
Out There: Our Post-War Public ArtOut There: Our Post-War Public ArtAn exhibition of thought-provoking stories of public art created between 1945 and 1985 and the fates and fortunes of site-specific sculptures by Henry Moore and Elisabeth Frink.2016-02-09T10:00:00+00002016-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation
PRICING  £12.50/£9.50 concessions
DATES  3rd December 2015 to 20th March 2016
VENUE  Somerset House 
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Utopia 2016Utopia 2016To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational text a host of contemporary artists present works inspired by the narrative and themes.2016-02-09T10:00:00+00002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
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Turn Browsers Into BuyersTurn Browsers Into BuyersHear from entrepreneur turned 123-reg Digital Director, Nick Leech, on how to attract customers to your website and make it as easy as possible for them to buy. And to keep returning!2016-02-16T18:00:00+00002016-02-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
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Photo London Presents: The Future Of Photography: A New LandscapePhoto London Presents: The Future Of Photography: A New LandscapePhotographers discuss the future of photography.2016-02-17T19:00:00+00002016-02-17T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
On Soon
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International Fashion Showcase 2016International Fashion Showcase 2016Fashion Utopias - a free exhibition during London Fashion Week - will present the work of designers from 25 countries. Imaginative installations inspired by Utopia will fill the galleries. Travel a world of spectacular fashion under one roof.2016-02-19T10:00:00+00002016-02-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
Category: event
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Venturing Beyond: Graffiti And The Everyday Utopias Of The StreetVenturing Beyond: Graffiti And The Everyday Utopias Of The StreetContrasting against the traditionally-held belief that graffiti is commonly thought of as 'glorified vandalism', this exhibition will showcase the specially-commissioned work of eighteen street artists from around the globe, with some of the pieces created on site to give visitors the opportunity to witness the graffiti-artists at work.2016-03-03T10:00:00+00002016-05-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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