TQ3080 : Somerset House, Strand

taken 7 years ago, near to City of London, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Somerset House, Strand in this square
Somerset House, Strand
Somerset House, Strand
A particularly noble and dignified facade, as befitting the academic style of its architect, William Chambers, then Comptroller of the Office of Works. Somerset House was the civil service's first office block. Built 1776-80. Ground floor of windows set into a rusticated arcade (TQ3080 : Detail of Somerset House, Strand (1)), the three central arches providing access to the courtyard and buildings behind (TQ3080 : Detail of Somerset House, Strand (3)). Then a straight sequence of windows between attached Corinthian columns. The central three bays are crowned by an attic with carved figures, oval windows and swags. All very Roman. Grade I listed.
View of the river front: TQ3080 : Somerset House, Victoria Embankment (1).
It is now largely an arts and cultural centre. In winter, the courtyard, formerly the taxmen's car park, is turned into a popular ice rink.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Stephen Richards and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ3080, 5829 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 25 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3072 8086 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6932N 0:7.0601W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3073 8092
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Other Tags
Listed Building  Georgian Architecture 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 183 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register