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Somerset House: The Hermitage RoomsTHE HERMITAGE ROOMS ARE NO LONGER OPERATING AS AN EXHIBITION SPACE.

From April 2008 two of the Rooms became the London base of The State Hermitage Museum, run by the Friends of the Hermitage. The Friends facilitate collaborations between Russia's grand Museum in St Petersburg and institutions throughout the UK, including those based in Somerset House. The impressive collection is housed in the former imperial palace buildings and began life as the private art collection of the imperial family. As you'd expect from such opulent beginnings, it is one of the grandest museums in the world. The Museum owns one of the world's greatest collections of Old Master paintings, important Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, Classical antiquities, European and Russian applied arts, Oriental art and items excavated by archaeologists throughout the former Soviet Union. The collection has continued to grow since it was nationalised and today runs to some three million items, compared to one million in 1917.

 

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Underground Stations

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Temple Tube Station
 
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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
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £188  25% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £56  35% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £136  37% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
 
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
Twinings
London > Attractions > Museums
216 The Strand, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
It was at these premises, taking over from Tom's Coffee House in 1706, that the famous R. Twinings tea company was founded by Thomas Twining. This ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
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, ... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Opened 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 ... More
 
 
 
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The Courtauld Institute Of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Manet's 'Bar at the Folies-Bergeres', Van Gogh's 'Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear' and Renoir's 'La Loge' are just a few of the celebrated ... More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 11th September 2016
Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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Young Chekhov: Platonov
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 14th July to 8th October 2016
Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms, South Bank, SE1 | 5 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
A new version of Chekhov's comedy about the schoolteacher Mikhail Platonov by David Hare and produced by Chichester Festival Theatre. "A major work in its own ...More
 
 
 
Kinky Boots
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 21st August 2015 to 14th January 2017
Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical ...More
 
 
 
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Aldwych Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B4LD | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
With the Waldorf Hotel sandwiched inbetween them, the Aldwych and Strand theatres were originally built to work as a pair. The Aldwych is probably most noted for ... More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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The Admiralty
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
In the evenings, approach this restaurant through the fountained courtyard of Somerset House to get yourself in the mood for a magical meal. The Admiralty is ... More
 
 
 
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Admiralty Deli at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
This cafe can fulfil all your snack requirements while you peruse the exhibits at beautiful 18th century Somerset House.... More
 
 
 
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Tom's Terrace at Somerset House
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
This riverside cafe commands wonderful views of the Thames from outside the 18th-century Somerset House. Large sunshades shield customers from the sun's reflective glare, while cooling ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
Modern Language Centre, King's College London
London > Education > Language Courses
170 Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Leisure > Activities
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Bernie Spain Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Essex Street, Holborn, London WC2R | 5 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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Gordon's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
47 Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Home to Samuel Pepys in the 1680s, the building housing Gordon’s is now home to a regular, thriving crowd of drinkers of all ages and all ... More
 
 
 
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Lowlander Beer Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
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, ... More
 
 
 
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms
With its castle like façade and a striking interior, Two Temple Place is one of London's most prestigious settings for corporate and private events. As well ... More
 
 
 

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Royal Opera: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
Concerts | Until 11th October 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

Henrik Nanasi conducts Javier Camarena and Daniela Mack in this revival of Rossini's The Barber of Seville. Sung in Italian ...More

Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom
Theatre | Until 15th October 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, My Family: Not The Sitcom comes to the Vaudeville ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
Holographic Summit
Business Events | On 28th September 2016 

Strand Palace Hotel 3 minutes walk from Somerset House: The Hermitage Rooms

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