Plan your visit

Somerset House from the Strand

The Courtauld Gallery is open Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00 (last entry 17.15).

Christmas and New Year Opening hours 2023/24

Christmas Eve – 10.00-15.00 (Last entry 14.15) Christmas Day/Boxing Day CLOSED

New Years Eve – 10.00-15.00 (Last entry 14.15) New Years Day 12.00-18.00

The Gallery is located in Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN.

Along with King’s College London, Somerset House Trust, and St Mary Le Strand, the Courtauld Gallery is part of the newly pedestrianised Strand Aldwych ‘creative thinking quarter’ – a major new public space in the heart of London.

Tickets can be booked online and in advance. We also have tickets available everyday at our ticket desk where we can support your booking.

Admission prices vary depending on the day of the week and our temporary exhibitions programme. Entry to the Gallery includes the permanent collection as well as our smaller exhibitions and displays. Additional charges apply for our temporary exhibitions.

Please note The Courtauld Gallery, Shop, and Art Café are cashless. We accept a wide range of cards and payment devices, including Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay and more. Unfortunately we do not accept American Express for ticket purchases.

Gallery Entry Weekdays Weekends
Adult (19+) with donation £12 £14
Adult (19+) £10 £12
Friends and Patrons Free Free
18 and under Free Free
Student, Unemployed, Disabled Companion, Art Fund, ICOM, Teacher, Museums Association Free Free

Finding us

The Courtauld is located within Somerset House, one of London’s most famous landmarks and right in the heart of the city. Both the Gallery and Art Café can be directly accessed via The Strand entrance of Somerset House.

The Courtauld is in walking distance of Trafalgar Square, Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden and Bloomsbury – hubs of art, education and culture that are enhanced by the Strand Aldwych pedestrianisation project.

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Somerset House
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The area is well served by public transport, and we encourage all visitors to The Courtauld to use one of these methods wherever possible. If you need further help or support with access to The Courtauld, please email galleryinfo@courtauld.ac.uk.

The area directly outside the Courtauld Gallery — formerly one of London’s busiest traffic sites — is now a spectacular new public piazza in London51ݶ West End. Strand Aldwych is a placemaking project supported by Westminster City Council.

Trains

The London Underground (tube) stations nearest to The Courtauld are:

  • Temple (Circle and District lines)
  • Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
  • Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern lines)
  • Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)

For visitors travelling by national rail, the nearest railways stations are Waterloo (via Waterloo Bridge) and Charing Cross.

Buses

Many of the bus routes to Somerset House have been affected by the pedestrianisation of The Strand. We advise you check your route while planning your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Cycling

The closest bicycle parking is opposite the main entrance to Somerset House.

The Santander Cycle Hire Bike is located opposite the Lyceum theatre in Wellington Street (just in the crossing of Strand and Waterloo Bridge).

Car

For those unable to visit using public transport, the nearest public car parks are at Drury Lane to the north or the Southbank Centre to the south.

If you plan on taking a taxi, we advise stating your destination as ‘The Courtauld at Somerset House’.

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