Entrances & Opening Times

View of Somerset House New Wing, looking south along Waterloo bridge

Image courtesy of Philip Vile

 

Main Entrances

 

Strand Entrance

 

Mon-Sun: 07.00 - 23.00  

Deliveries are not permitted at this entrance


West Water Gate
Victoria Embankment
The West Water Gate leads to the West Service Yard, which is the delivery yard for Somerset House. All deliveries must be scheduled with security.control@somersethouse.org.uk in advance using the Delivery Form, found in the Forms section. 

No parking is available, but there are bike racks located on Victoria Embankment next to the West Water Gate.

This entrance is 24-hour accessible for residents, via the intercom. The gates are automated, so never manually try to move them. 

Mon – Fri: 07.00 – 19.00: Security-manned 
Mon-Sun: 19.00 – 07.00: Resident access using buzzer to security
Sat & Sun: Closed, by appointment only 


New Wing

 

New Wing Entrance
Lancaster Place 
This is the main New Wing entrance, open to the public.

Mon – Sat: 07.00 – 23.00
Sun: 07.00 – 18.00

 

New Wing Reception The reception is manned at the following times:

Mon-Fri: 09.00 - 18.00
Sat & Sun: Closed 

 

Loggia Corridor
Lancaster Place 
Corridor providing access from Lancaster Place through to the Upper Terrace of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.

Mon – Sat: 07.00 – 00.00
Sun: 07.00 – 18.00

 

West Wing 

 

West Wing Reception  The reception is manned at the following times:

Mon – Fri: 09.00 – 18.00
Sat & Sun: Closed  


South Wing 

 

Seamen's Hall   Mon-Sun: 08.00 - 23.00

The Seamen’s Hall occasionally closes early for private events. In this instance, please exit using either the Navy or Stamp Entrance, or vacate via the Victoria Embankment 


Link Bridge to River Terrace
Lancaster Place
(W'loo Bridge) 

 

 Mon-Sun: 08.00 - 23.00 
Great Arch Entrance
Victoria Embankment  

 

 Mon-Sun: 07.00-19.00 (21.00 for Lates) 

Events & Working Late

  • If there are any changes to normal access for events, you will be notified in the Residents’ Newsletter, or in certain cases directly via email
  • Between 00.00 - 07.00, the West Water Gate is the only operating entrance/exit, using the intercom to contact Security Control

 

Map of Somerset House

 

Map of Somerset House