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Lightwells and Deadhouse at Somerset House

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South Building, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA Show map
Temple Station (300 yd)
Events at S.

Events at S.

About this space

If you are looking to take your event beyond the ordinary and into the unknown, this unique subterranean space, rich in atmosphere and character, is the ideal location.

Our most atmospheric space lies hidden from the public gaze, one level below our famous fountains. Running along three sides of the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, the lightwells are a long-time favourite of location managers for major film and television series. The Deadhouse, meanwhile, runs directly beneath the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, and its eerie memorials set into the walls help lend this underground tunnel an ambience all its own.

Descending the stairs from the courtyard, you will discover the unique architecture and unexpected hidden depths of Somerset House. With an abundance of secret nooks and crannies, this fascinating space is perfect for creative and surprising events with an edge.


Capacity

Standing
up to 200
Dining
up to 36

Prices

Monday
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.
Tuesday
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.
Wednesday
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.
Thursday
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.
Friday
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.
Saturday
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.
Sunday
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Per day
7:30 – 23:00
from £6000 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
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.

Catering

Approved caterers only
Can provide alcohol
In-house catering
Allows external catering
BYO alcohol allowed
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

Licences

Alcohol licence until 23:00

Extension available

Temporary event notices (TENs) available


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Natural light
Disabled access
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
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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