London Architecture

Somerset House

The Strand
London, England WC2
Basic Information
Designed by William Chambers
Cost £462,323
Type Museum
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
More Information
  • Somerset House gets its name from Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset. He had a palace on these grounds from 1547-1775.
  • William Chambers died before his vision was complete. Somerset House as finished by James Wyatt.