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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.




Google Reviews

1,427 reviews
  • Asraful huque Maruf

    Somerset House always has great exhibitions on with lots of them available for free. I visited recently for the Skateboarding exhibition and it was fantastic! There are often exhibitions about subcultures like grime music and more. There are clear efforts made to be more representative and also show off artists from a range of backgrounds, which is great to see.

  • Jenny Snaps
    Jenny Snaps
    3 months ago

    We visited here for the first time ever today! I thought it was free entry as it mentioned this on goggle maps. I informed staff about this and thankfully was given free tickets! Thank you very much! It was an enjoyable day out! The galleries are very quiet when walking around. It felt like a library! Shhhh 🤫🤣 but overall a very clean place that is very highly secured with cameras and security guards! Dun dun dunnnnn 🤣 Lovely fountain ⛲️ area where kids play and get soaking wet at their own free will! 🤣👍🏻 There are also seating areas and a variety of foods bars to choose from near the fountain area. Lastly, staff were helpful and friendly! 👍🏻 Thank you again!

  • Uzo Amaka
    Uzo Amaka
    2 months ago

    I visited on a weekend for an exhibition and it’s free entry. On entry I noticed lots of children running around in the water fountain with swimming costumes making the most of a hot day. I also spotted a black owned business pop up on site though only for a limited time. The exhibition was clearly signposted and the staff onsite were very helpful in giving directions. I had a good time at the exhibition- not to crowded and very well manned to provide assistance at every turn. No booking required, you just turn up.

  • Margo Bain
    Margo Bain
    3 months ago

    Really enjoyed our visit to Somerset House last weekend. The weather was nice and the kids loved the fountains. We brought food with us and there were benches and tables that could be used for lunch. There were a couple of cafés and shops for all to enjoy.

  • Amal Kazmi
    Amal Kazmi
    3 months ago

    Lovely building with a lot of history and a great view of the Thames. The Black Venus exhibition was lovely, but not a lot to do here otherwise (except visit the cafe).

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