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Lunch at Spring Restaurant

Sitting between the Strand and the River Thames, Somerset House is a spectacular neo-classical building and a centre of excellence for culture and the arts. The complex hosts dozens of events annually, ranging from London Fashion week to photographic exhibitions and outdoor summer cinema. With a grand feel, it is particularly magical on December evenings, when locals warm up with mulled wine in front of the giant Christmas tree and skate on London’s favourite ice-rink. In warmer months you can admire the grove of 55 choreographed fountains or enjoy a cocktail on the terrace with sweeping views of the Thames. It ...