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Somerset House Summer Party Terrace

Covent Garden, WC2R
  • 500
    Maximum Guests
  • 100

The River Terrace is an exceptional spot for events, with a breathtaking neo-classical view of Somerset House and a glamorous London vibe. It’s perfect for entertaining guests during the summer months, and has amazing views of the Thames. In case of any rainy British weather, we’ve also got the Seamen’s Hall as a wet weather contingency and some jumbrellas to make sure everyone stays dry.

This summer, we’ve teamed up with some fantastic accredited suppliers to create exclusive event packages, taking all the hard work out of planning for event organizers. There are a variety of catering options available from some of London’s top caterers. You can choose from barbeque options from Clement Worrall, canapés and bowls from Alexander & Björck, or innovative food stations from Bubble. We’ve also got FullCircle, a production house that provides furniture and entertainment options such as DJ’s, roving bands, large games, and magicians, on hand to make your event even more special. Venue hire of the River Terrace is included in the package.

We’ve made the pricing for our packages simple and transparent. You can easily see what your event will cost, with plenty of flexible elements to play with and enhance as needed. We’ve included drinks in the packages, so all you need to do is bring your guests and make a few decisions. We’ve taken care of the rest, making it super easy to plan a summer party here. It’s much more accessible than people may realize.




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1,373 reviews
  • Mark Miller
    Mark Miller
    7 months ago

    Visited for a corporate event. Really impressive building akin to Buckingham Palace from the exterior. Buffet lunch provided at the facility was also top class. There are coffee shops and at least one bar and restaurant which I saw when there. Didn't visit any of the art on this trip.

  • Gisela Perez
    Gisela Perez
    10 months ago

    A must see venue to check in advance before going to London. We saw the Edvard Munch exhibition -early years- being well curated. The 3rd floor has an extended wide of modern paintings and it’s a delightful exhibitions. The gift shop has a great range of interesting products including a coffee shop. We went afterwards to the restaurant Spring -which is inside the building- and was a great success.

  • Rebecca Charlton
    Rebecca Charlton
    10 months ago

    I saw Angus & Julia Stone here, Ghetts, been to various events, fashion shows, and art exhibitions. Everything that I have been to has been well executed, clean, well behaved, and overall great experience. This is one of the best venues especially for their summer series. 🙏🏻💜

  • Yasir
    5 months ago

    We came for the ice skating. It was so well managed and the timing/organisation was perfect. Make sure to get there on time as they do tell you to leave after the time slot is over. Very beautiful decor and there’s a hotel chocolat van for any hot drinks. They also have a cloakroom room for bags and buggy’s

  • Dilek Özlem ATAÖNDER

    What a wonderful historical place. Have a really nice coffee ins8de the front garden but also you can bring your food or drink and even have a small picnic there. In the backyard have a perfect terrace Riverside of Thames. Don't forget to wear fancy outfit if you go there in the evening especially weekend evenings. Inside the building you can see different rooms and exhibitions there. Only one thing upset me that was seeing the rubbish between the walking place and garden door floor. Please don't throw your rubbish there guys.

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