Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building in the heart of
London, sitting between the Strand and the River Thames. During summer
months 55 fountains dance in the courtyard, and in winter you can skate
on London's favourite ice rink. Somerset House also hosts open-air
concerts and films, contemporary art and design exhibitions, family
workshops and free guided tours of spaces usually hidden to visitors.
The Trust's mission is to conserve and maintain Somerset House to the
highest standards and to develop the site as a public space which is
universally recognised as a world class visitor attraction and centre of
excellence for culture and the arts.