Photography Journal 66
Somerset House is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London, overlooking the River Thames, just east of Waterloo Bridge. The location has been used for a number of Hollywood blockbusters such as James Bond and Sherlock Holmes while up until recently the street style for London Fashion Week was done around the area.
Relating back to the theme of surprises, Somerset House is home to one of the worlds most famous staircases – The Nelson Stair. The Nelson Stair was designed by Sir William Chambers and sweeps over six floors in the southern part of Somerset House. It’s hard not to find the entire design truly beautiful and one that has stood the test of time considering it was originally built in 1789.
I’ve lived next to Tower Bridge for the best part of a year now so it came as a huge surprise to find out that it’s open to the public. Not only that but there’s a see through floor you can walk on which is ideal if you want to get over your fear of heights. Worth noting that The Shard, Borough Market, Shad Thames, Tower of London as well as Port of London Authority Building are all within walking distance so make sure to plan your trip accordingly.
Follow me on Instagram @antondee_ and @dvsncollective