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17 October 2013

Take a tour of Somerset House

Every Thursday, Somerset House offers free guided tours at 13.15 and 14.45, taking up to an hour and exploring some of the intriguing history of one of central London's most interesting buildings. We are told that the tours take visitors from the Tudor history of Somerset House, when it was home to Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, the influential Lord Protector of Edward VI, and the young Princess Elizabeth, through to the present day.

The building certainly has an interesting history; worked on by Inigo Jones and Sir Christopher Wren, a royal home to James I's wife Anne of Denmark and a revolutionary home Oliver Cromwell's Commander-in-Chief General Fairfax and other Parliamentary figures, as a home separately of the Royal Academy and the Admiralty - leading to rumours that Nelson once worked here - and various other events and residents in between. Tours must be booked at the information desk.

For more, see http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/events/guided-tours


  1. Hello,
    I am a French blogger, I like Fashion, Art, Music as well...
    If you have any ideas, let me know. It will be lovely to exchange.
    I went to Summerset House and I find it fantastic!

    1. Hello Emi, I was wondering at what time did you pick up the tickets before the tour? I don't want them sold out, thanks a lot