Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, England, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge. The building, originally the site of a Tudor palace, was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776, and further extended with Victorian wings to the north and south. The East Wing forms part of the adjacent King’s College London.

Americans will recognize this as the location of ice skating from the film Love Actually. The building is host to several art galleries and museums and has become a popular venue for concerts and outdoor events. Don’t miss the Courtauld Gallery.