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Mr Monkey visits Somerset House, 12th January

"That's quite a long drop there"

Mr Monkey looking at the Strand wing of Somerset House from the courtyard Mr Monkey looking down from the courtyard of Somerset House

Mr Monkey left the Courtauld Gallery and decided to go and have a look at the Thames. He trotted around the outside of the courtyard because there was an ice rink in the centre, and looked up at the building. He noticed a warning sign on the balustrade around the courtyard, peered over the edge, and found out that the courtyard was the flat roof of a building in the middle of a deep hole. This was a result of Chambers having designed each section of Somerset House as a seperate six storey building, but only letting the outside public see the top three floors.

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