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24/7Every 12 minutes. That is the amount of time, on average, people in the UK check their smartphones. Examining this phenomenon and the non-stop nature of our modern lives, Somerset House presents 24/7, a new exhibition inspired by Jonathan Crary's book, 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep. Bringing together a line-up of contemporary artists and designers, the exhibition presents a world in which we are sleeping less and allowing technology to exert control, with the lure of the screen disrupting our instinct to daydream and focus on the real world around us. Highlights include Tatsuo Miyajima's meditative isolation chamber that bathes users in the blue glow of LED light; Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg's immersive orchestration of a machine generated dawn chorus, highlighting how urban life is affecting bird populations; and Roman Signer's Bett, which sees the artist attempt to sleep with a drone helicopter hovering above his head.

 

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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24/7  Pierre Huyghe, ?Les Grands ensembles?, 2001. Copyright of the artist  

24/7 - Pierre Huyghe, ?Les Grands ensembles?, 2001. Copyright of the artist

24/7 Pierre Huyghe, ?Les Grands ensembles?, 2001. Copyright of the artist 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 8 minutes from 24/7
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
252 High Holborn, WC1V | 9 minutes from 24/7
Located in High Holborn, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the area and is nearby to the capital's main business district and a number ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £166  29% off
1 Addington Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from 24/7
Close to Waterloo, the 4 star Park Plaza is - as the name suggests - just behind County Hall. Near to the Thames, it's also convenient ... More
 
 
 
 
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London Design Biennale 2021
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st to 27th June 2021 - 11am-7.15pm
24/7, Strand, WC2R | Same location as 24/7
Designers, innovators and curators from almost 50 countries gather at Somerset House for an immersive exhibition of artworks, installations and presentations based on the theme Resonance. ...More
 
 
 
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Cruise
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th May to 13th June 2021 - Various Times
24/7, Catherine Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from 24/7
Bronagh Lagan directs Jack Holden's one-man celebration of queer culture, which pays musical and spoken word tribute to the veterans of the 1980s Aids crisis set ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th & 8th and 10th to 13th Jun 2021 - Various Times
24/7, 404 Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from 24/7
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Somerset House
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Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as 24/7
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from 24/7
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 24/7
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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Somerset House: Embankment Galleries
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as 24/7
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 24/7
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 Store Studios
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180 The Strand, WC2R | 3 minutes from 24/7
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from 24/7
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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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from 24/7
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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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from 24/7
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 24/7
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 24/7
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 Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Somerset House, The Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as 24/7
Located right in the heart of Somerset House, the second Tom's Kitchen opened the doors on in September 2010. The Tom's Kitchen chain comes with high ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from 24/7
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from 24/7
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 8 minutes from 24/7
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 6 minutes from 24/7
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from 24/7
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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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 7 minutes from 24/7
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
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39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 5 minutes from 24/7
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 7 minutes from 24/7
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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Somerset House Terrace
London > Nightlife > Bars
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as 24/7
For summer 2019 the riverside terrace next to Somerset House is partnering with San Miguel beer to offer a summery menu of Spanish-inspired ... More
 
 
 
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Proud Embankment
London > Nightlife >
8 Victoria Embankment, WC2R | 1 minute from 24/7
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from 24/7
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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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | Same location as 24/7
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
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Two Temple Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
Two Temple Place, Holborn, London WC2R | 4 minutes from 24/7
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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