Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House

Address:
Somerset House, The Strand, London 51.510732 -0.116938
Dates & Time:
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Hour long sessions between 10 AM and 9.15 PM (but between 8.45 AM to 10.30 PM on selected dates)
Tickets & Cost:
From £7.50 You can also buy a ticket for Somerset House through ticketmaster.co.uk
See somersethouse.org.uk
Telephone:
The contact number for Somerset House is +44 (0) 207 845 4600
Parking:
If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Somerset House
Minicabs:
Book a minicab near Somerset House
Buses:
The following bus routes go near Somerset House: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91, 176
London bus fares 2016
Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit Somerset House are Covent Garden Embankment Temple
Note: The actual closest train station to Somerset House is Temple
London train fares 2016
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London has loads of outdoor ice rinks to choose from at Christmas time, but we think the nicest one is definitely at Somerset House.

The backdrop to the ice is spectacular. The 18th-century courtyard is floodlit and decorated with a gigantic Christmas tree at one end, and the West Wing will be transformed into a Christmas shopping arcade (a pop-up version of the Fortnum & Mason store) where you can go shopping for yuletide treats.

They also have a little cafe overlooking the rink for those people to scared to skate (ie. the mums), serving cocktails, mulled wine, or a mug of piping hot chocolate.

A Skate School will be on hand to help you find your feet, and the Polar Cub Club will do the same for kids, helping them to take their first tentative steps on the ice.

You might like to read Craig's review of all the Christmas ice rinks in London, to see which is the best one.

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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum – 27th October 2016 to 8th January 2017The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.

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Broadgate ice rink (near Liverpool Street station) – 14th November 2016 to 2nd February 2017Surrounded by tall offices and shops, the outdoor ice rink at Broadgate is only two minutes from Liverpool Street station.

Outdoor ice rink, in the Tower of London’s moat – 16th November 2016 to 3rd January 2017The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year, set in the dry moat outside the castle walls.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Somerset HouseHyde Park Winter Wonderland at Somerset House – 18th November 2016 to 2nd January 2017Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.

Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court – 25th November 2016 to 8th January 2017The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.

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