Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House (Nov 2016)

Address:
, 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
See somersethouse.org.uk
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The contact number for Somerset House is +44 (0) 207 845 4600
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If you’re driving to London here are some car parks near Somerset House
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The following bus routes go near Somerset House: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91, 176
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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
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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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