When you visit Somerset House in the summer, you're greeted by 55 fountains in the front courtyard. In the winter, that same space becomes an unmissable ice rink. Inside, the neoclassical building hugging the River Thames has a series of gallery spaces hosting everything from exhibitions on fashion designer Valentino to the celebrated chef of Spain's former El Bulli restaurant. The entertainment extends into the evening, with a summer concert series and summer outdoor film series. Within the stone walls are a number of restaurants, including Tom's Kitchen and the highly acclaimed Spring among them.