Who owns Somerset House in London?

Who owns Somerset House in London?

Somerset House Trust

Somerset House
Cost £462,323 (1801)
Landlord Somerset House Trust
Design and construction
Architect Sir William Chambers

Does anyone live in Somerset House?

Somerset House has evolved more than most buildings of its age. Originally built as a glamorous, palatial building for Edward Seymour the Duke of Somerset in 1547, the House has had many occupants; from exiled Queens and parliament offices to art galleries.

When did Somerset House close?

From 1693 it was used primarily for grace and favour apartments. In 1775 Somerset House was demolished and a new building erected, designed by William Chambers, the Surveyor General. Chambers created a grand building in neo-classical style, arranged around a central courtyard, with a separate north wing.

Why is Somerset House famous?

Somerset House is London’s working arts centre built on historic foundations around one of the most beautiful courtyards in Europe. Situated at the very heart of the capital, we are home to the UK’s largest and most exciting creative community and are overflowing with new ideas, young businesses and fresh perspectives.

Is Somerset House a charity?

Somerset House Trust is an independent charity that receives no regular public funding.

What is kept at Somerset House?

Although Somerset House has now been transformed into one of London’s cultural platforms for art, when civil registration began in 1837 it was used to issue birth certificates, marriage certificates and death certificates in England and Wales.

Is Bath part of Somerset?

listen)) is the largest city in the county of Somerset, England, known for and named after its Roman-built baths. In 2019, the population was 101,106. Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Bristol.

What has been filmed at Somerset House?

A London landmark with neoclassical architecture, Somerset House has been used for many major film and TV shoots including Suffragette, The Duchess, Love Actually and Mary Poppins Returns.

What can you see at Somerset House?

Somerset House plays host to a revolving door of artistic exhibitions. These include visual art across mediums including sculpture, painting, photography as well as live performances. It’s refreshing to see such an important historical site showcasing such an eclectic range of contemporary arts.

Where are the records from Somerset House?

The GRO was located in the North Wing of Somerset House from 1837 until 1970 when it was moved to St Catherine’s House. For a short time after the move the death records were stored at Alexandra House, until room was found for all the records at St Catherine’s House.

Can you go into Somerset House?

Somerset House is fully open to the public.

Is Bath a wealthy city?

Bath is one of the most prosperous parts of the UK. Stuart Black/Flickr Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.

What happened at Somerset House in 2000?

The refurbishment and reopening of the Courtyard and River Terrace at Somerset House, together with the Gilbert Collection and Hermitage Rooms in the South Building, represent one of the great public successes of the year 2000.

What’s new at Somerset House?

Somerset House’s Future Producers present ‘Rising: A Manifesto’, a new film in collaboration with Studios resident Seth Pimlott. A newly commissioned film by artist and filmmaker Josiane M. H. Pozi, documenting the mundane daily existence of living bodies.

Who are the artists at Somerset House Studios?

A new exhibition space profiling the work of Somerset House Studios artists, including Laura Grace Ford, Anna Mikkola, Imran Perretta, Hannah Perry, Nick Ryan and Flora Yin-Wong.

Who is Bradford Young and Somerset House Studios?

Award-winning cinematographer Bradford Young offers an insight into his creative process. Somerset House Studios is an experimental workspace in the centre of London connecting artists, makers and thinkers with audiences.