"those roofs belong to Somerset House"
Somerset House in 1722
Public DomainSomerset House in 1722 - Credit: wikimedia commons

 Somerset house was a luxurious house built by Edward Seymour, who became Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector when his nephew Edward VI came to the throne. It was an imposing two-storey building with a grand gateway and a quadrangle in the middle. When Seymour died it came into the possession of the Crown, and was used by Elizabeth as one of the Royal Palaces. The Tudor-period Somerset House no longer stands; a newer building erected in the 18th century has taken its place.