visitor information

The ninth edition of Photo London will take place at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, on 16–19 May 2024, with a Preview Day on 15 May.

By bus

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 meters of Somerset House.

By London Underground

  • Temple (Circle & District lines; 250 meters, 5-minute walk
  • Covent Garden (Piccadilly line; 650m, 8min)
  • Charing Cross (Bakerloo & Northern lines; 700m, 10min)
  • Embankment (Circle & District lines; 700m, 10min)

By Train

  • Charing Cross (700m, 10min)
  • Blackfriars (1km, 13min)
  • Waterloo (1km, 13min)

When is Photo London?

Photo London is an annual event, usually held in May of each year in London. The ninth edition of Photo London will take place between 16–19 May 2024, with a preview on 15 May.

How do I get a ticket for the Fair?

Tickets for Photo London 2024 are available on our Tickets page. For group bookings of more than 10 tickets, please contact Somerset House at

General admission tickets for the Fair are only valid for the day(s) you book them. 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.

Can I leave and re-enter the fair on the same day with a day ticket?

Re-entry is not allowed with day tickets. Weekend passes allow you to visit on Saturday and on Sunday, but equally, there is no same-day re-entry.

Where can I eat and drink at Photo London?

Photo London has places to eat and drink within the fair at Somerset House. Please see our Eating and Drinking page for more details.

Can I keep my bag with me?

For the safety of the artwork exhibited at Photo London, large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside the fair. The following are not allowed and must be checked into the Photo London cloakroom.

Backpacks of any size
Bags/cases on wheels
Bags larger than an A3 tote bag
Multiple bags per person

Is there a cloakroom?

Yes, Photo London has a cloakroom.

Can I bring a camera with me?

Cameras with telephoto lenses and/or tripods are not allowed inside Photo London without a Camera Pass. Those without a Camera Pass must leave their equipment with telephoto lenses and tripods in the cloakroom. Cameras without a telephoto lens or tripod can be brought into Photo London.

Can I  visit with children?

Children are welcome and under 13 go free.

Is the site fully accessible?

All areas of Somerset House area are accessible via certain routes. Please note there is cobble stone paving’s from the Strand into and in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court with a flat pavement around the edges.

Please see full details about accessibility, inlcuding accessible parking for Blue Badge-holders, on Somerset House’s accessibility page.

I am disabled, does my companion need to purchase a ticket?

Disabled companions go free but need to book a complimentary ticket on our Tickets page.

Can I visit with my pet?

Animals are only allowed in the courtyard. Access to the indoor areas is restricted to all animals except for guide dogs.

Can I bring food and drinks with me?

No food and drinks from the outside are allowed in.

Do you have gender-neutral toilets?

Somerset House has gender-neutral toilets everywhere except in the New Wing.

I am travelling to visit Photo London, where can I stay?

Our Partner Hotels are among the best ones in London. Located in the heart of the city, our Partner Hotels are also a short walk away from Somerset House and offer special rates to Photo London visitors.