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).

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.

We ask our visitors to book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment and to ensure we welcome all visitors safely and comfortably.

Admission prices vary depending on the day of the week and our temporary exhibitions programme. Our special introductory rate of £9 weekdays and £11 weekends is for entry to the Gallery, which includes the permanent collection as well as our smaller exhibitions and displays. Additional charges apply for our temporary exhibitions such as The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Peter Doig.

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 £11.00 £13.00
Adult (19+) £9.00 £11.00
Friends and Patrons Free Free
18 and under Free Free
Student, Unemployed, Carer, Art Fund, ICOM, Teacher, Museums Association Free Free
Peter Doig + Gallery Entry (10 February - 29 May 2023) Weekdays Weekends
Adult (19+) with donation £16.00 £18.00
Adult (19+) £14.00 £16.00
Friends and Patrons Free Free
18 and under Free Free
Student and Unemployed with donation 5.00 £5.00
Student and Unemployed 4.50 £4.50
Art Fund, Teachers with donation £8.00 £9.00
Art Fund, Teachers £7.00 £8.00
Universal Credit/Pension Credit with donation £5.00 £5.00
Universal Credit/Pension Credit £4.50 £4.50
Carer to a disabled visitor, ICOM, Museums Association Member 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.

The Courtauld Institute of Art
Somerset House
Strand
London, WC2R 0RN

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 London’s West End. Strand Aldwych is a placemaking project supported by Westminster City Council. Find out more here.

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 on the TfL website while planning your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Cycling

You are welcome to visit us by bike, and will find bicycle parking available on Lancaster Place on the Strand, opposite The Courtauld entrance. If you are using a Santander Cycle hire bike, there’s a docking station on the Strand.

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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