A spectacular installation that holds a dialogue with an imperial past and a multi-cultural present.
In the very bowels of Somerset House it's Spring all year round. Possibly the prettiest room in London with food to match.
The room was empty when we arrive but bursting at the seams when we left. Pennethorne's excellent food and service justifies its popularity.
In my London lifetime Somerset House has been transformed from a large office block with a beautiful gallery* nestled within to a cultural complex of public areas, gallery spaces, university, pop up cinema, music venue with a variety of shops, restaurants and cafés to suit most pockets.** This process, being gradual, has largely been unheralded compared to the…