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About this room

Somerset House was the nerve centre of the nation’s naval power for almost a century from 1789, and its maritime connections can still be sensed in the stately elegance of this room.

Linking the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court and the River Terrace, flooded by natural light from both, The Seamen’s Hall combines the exuberance of Corinthian columns with the restraint of a black and white marble floor.

It offers an air of expansive elegance for evening entertaining with the ability for guests to enjoy al fresco entertaining: from The Seamen’s Hall guests can wander onto the River Terrace, drinking in the view of the Thames that first caught Canaletto’s eye.




up to 200



up to 100

Starting prices

Hire Fee


18:00 - 23:00

from £10800 Per evening

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

Catering, production and furniture are additional and as we are a Grade I listed building, we ask that you work with one of our extensive accredited suppliers. Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.


In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access


Flatscreen TV



Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Venue welcomes

Ticketed events

VIP events

Enhanced security events

Rules of the space

As Somerset House is a Grade 1 listed building there are a variety of rules, regulations and restrictions which we would be happy to discuss in more detail with you.

Somerset House is a neoclassical palace that has been a great part of British history since the 16th century. The grandeur of the façade is continued inside our beautiful decorated rooms. We have a wide variety of spaces on offer that are all guaranteed to wow your guests with endless beauty, elegance and class.

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