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About this room

Enjoy the atmosphere and unexpected hidden depths of the Lightwells and Deadhouse as you descend from The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.

The Lightwells themselves are soaring spaces with graceful staircases and hidden nook and crannies, a favourite of film location managers. They are two metres wide and run along three sides of The Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court; whilst the Deadhouse runs under the courtyard, connecting the Lightwells from East to West.

This unique and arresting spaces provides the perfect setting for creative parties and fashion shows that make use of its unusual architecture.




up to 240



up to 36

Starting prices

Hire Fee


7:30 - 23:00

from £6000 Per day

*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

Natural light Natural light



Flatscreen TV



Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Disabled access

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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