Features Somerset House on the Strand. It is a large Neoclassical building in central London overlooking the Thames. The building, originally the site of a Tudor palace, was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776.
During the 18th and 19th Century London became the richest and most magnificent city in the world. It's power and wealth were generated from Britain's vast empire and from the industrial revolution. Some of the finest city buildings were made in this period and are just as magnificent in this day and age.