FAQs

When is Photo London?

Photo London is an annual event, usually held in May of each year in London. Due to the global health emergency, the sixth edition of Photo London will take place between 9–12 September 2021, with a VIP preview on 8 September. See our Visiting page for opening hours and more details.

How do I get to Photo London?

Photo London 2021 will be held at Somerset House in central London. Somerset House is accessible by public transports, taxi, coach, car and bicycle. Please see our Visiting page to plan your journey via London Underground, rail or bus.

Can I visit the Fair safely?

Yes, the new fair plan and site will allow us to exercise careful control over the number of people visiting the fair and to comply with the social distancing rules as advised by the Government. The safety of our visitors, exhibitors and team is of utmost importance to us.

How do I do get a ticket for the Fair?

Tickets for Photo London 2021 are not yet on sale. Pricing and packages will available on our Tickets page later this year.

General admission tickets for the Fair are only valid for the day(s) you book them. Fair tickets are not required to attend talks. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. There are Concession rates for full-time students, the disabled with complimentary tickets for carers/companions. Children 12 and under go free, and a Children rate applies for 13 – 18-year-olds.

In order to ensure social distancing at the Fair, Photo London 2021 will exceptionally have timed entry tickets with advance booking required.

What happens if I have to self-isolate or my local area restrictions mean I can no longer travel?

If you are unable to attend because you have to self-isolate due to COVID-19 or if your local area increases restrictions and you cannot travel please contact the Somerset House Visitor Experience Team visitor@somersethouse.org.uk who will endeavour to book you into an alternative date, if an alternative date cannot be found then we will return the full payment amount.

What happens if the event is cancelled due to government restrictions or lockdown?

If Photo London is cancelled due to government restrictions you will be notified and will receive a full refund.

Where can I eat and drink at Photo London?

Photo London will have places to eat and drink within the fair at Somerset House. We will update our Eating and Drinking page with more details as soon as possible.