Photo London is located at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA

All exhibition spaces at Somerset House are fully accessible


Tickets and Security

Security checks will be made at the entrances to the Fair located at the Strand and Victoria Embankment. Security Searches will be carried out at these entrances. It will not be possible to enter Somerset House and the Fair via the River Terrace from Waterloo Bridge.

All visitors to Photo London are required to present their ticket before entering the Fair, but once inside they will be able to move freely between the galleries without having to present their ticket again.


Bag Policy

Please do not bring large bags to the fair unless absolutely necessary. Visitors will be asked to put backpacks, suitcases and other large bags (anything bigger than a laptop bag) into the cloakroom before entering the Fair. Only one bag per person is allowed inside the Fair.



Small bags, coats and umbrellas may be left in the cloakroom situated in the New Wing at Somerset House. Backpacks, suitcases and large bags will incur a £2 charge per item. Small bags (anything laptop-sized or smaller), coats and umbrellas can be checked free of charge. Photo London is not liable for items left in the cloakroom.



Security check. Best for Box Office and Cloakroom. Enters directly onto courtyard Pavilion, with access to Seamen’s Hall and all levels to Somerset House.

Victoria Embankment
Security check. Best for the Embankment Galleries, Stamp Stair and Screening Room. Elevator access to Seamen’s Hall.

The Somerset House information desk is in Seamen’s Hall.


Public Transport

London Underground

Temple (Circle & District lines)

Embankment (Circle & District lines)

Charing Cross (Bakerloo & Northern lines)

Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)


Charing Cross



Buses 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1 and X68 all pass along the Strand and/or Aldwych, stopping within 100-200 metres of Somerset House