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The Embankment Galleries at

Somerset House

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In the Embankment Galleries, the whole venue can hold 800 for a standing reception. Our Mezzanine level can seat up to 340 for a dinner on rounds or 192 on a long table, and our East and West Galleries can hold around 300 standing in each space. Originally a barrel-vaulted bargehouse linked directly to the River Thames, the Embankment Galleries are now our most modern and adaptable events space. Spread over the ground floor and Mezzanine level of the South Wing, this network of rooms host annual exhibitions but as of September 2017 - February 2018 it is also available for private events.

 Features

  • Art Gallery
  • Blank canvas venues
  • Central location with good transport links
  • Natural light
  • Art Gallery
  • Blank canvas venues
  • Central location with good transport links
  • Charity
  • Hidden spaces tour
  • Historical Tour
  • Natural light
  • Outside space
  • Public galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Retail
  • Riverside location

 Food And Drink

  • Professional Kitchen
  • Halal Catering
  • Kosher Catering
  • Recommended catering list available
  • Recommended caterers only

 Licensing

  • Licensed until 11pm
  • Licence extension available
  • TENs Available

 Capacities

  • 340 Dining
  • 300 Dinner Dance
  • 800 Standing
  • 340 Theatre

 Welcomes

  • Art Exhibitions
  • Pop-Ups
  • 18th Birthday Parties
  • 21st Birthday Parties
  • Events with Alcohol

 Space

  • 1059m2 (11399ft2)
  • Ceiling height 6ft (2m2)
  • Disabled Access
  • Storage Space
  • Somerset House
  • Strand
  • Covent Garden
  • London
  • WC2R 1LA

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With an unbeatable riverside location and gorgeous Palladian architecture, Somerset House is a jewel nestled between the Thames and the City. It is the ideal riverside location for a special event of any kind, with eleven venues for hire for both corporate and private events. Capacities range from 8 to 1,500 guests including conferences, dinners, lunches, drinks receptions to product launches and filming.

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