Conference News April 2018 - Page 42

42 Venue Showcase Somerset House As a leading centre for contemporary arts and culture, Somerset House offers event organisers an experience rather than just another venue. Overlooking the River Thames and the capital’s skyline, the neo-classical building can stage events of all shapes and sizes. The award-winning Events Team has a range of new event spaces and packages to offer organisers. Whether it’s an exhibition, film screening or the famous pop up ice rink set within The Edmond J. Safra Court over the winter months, Somerset House always has something extra to offer with its expanding cultural programme. Organisers can get exclusive private hire of the ice rink or VIP tickets to exhibitions and there are private tours of the historic building, which dates to the 18th Century and was originally the site of a Tudor palace. With indoor and outdoor events spaces, Somerset House has been the venue choice for many high profile brands including BOSCH, San Miguel and Chanel. International photography fair Photo London will be returning to Somerset House in 2018 for its fourth consecutive year. Somerset House is composed of 12 venue spaces, including the Portico Rooms, which has balcony views over the Thames and Courtyard. The newly opened blank canvas River and Lancaster Rooms have the added benefit of a private entrance. The 1,059sqm Embankment Galleries is the venue’s most modern event space and can house a 60-metre catwalk. Originally a barrel-vaulted barge house linked directly to the Thames, the space hosts annual exhibitions. The mezzanine level offers a place to host dinners and receptions, while the Galleries offer a spectacular venue for product launches. Contact: T: +44 (0)20 7845 4618 E: Web: Venue Snapshot: • 18th Century neo-classical building on the banks of the River Thames in central London • 12 flexible indoor and outdoor events spaces • Added value of VIP exhibition tickets, private tours and exclusive hire of ice rink • Award-winning Events Team • The venue of choice for top international brands.