Somerset House: Embankment Galleries

 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment GalleriesOpened on 24th April 2008, the Embankment Galleries at Somerset House offer 750 square metres of exhibition space where the Hermitage Rooms used to be. Exhibitions differ somewhat to the previous jewels displayed, focusing instead on photography, design, fashion and architecture - topics that appeal to a broader and younger audience. The opening exhibition, 'Skin + Bones', gave a good indication of the new direction the gallery has taken, focussing on the cross-over between fashion and architecture since the 1980s. The gallery is located under the vaulted arches on the riverside of Somerset House at street level but leave time to walk through the courtyard above for the full Somerset House experience.

 

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Temple Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
 
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Drury Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
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