Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House (Nov 2018)

Address:
Somerset House, The Strand, London
Tel:
0207 845 4600

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
14th November 2018 to 13th January 2019
45-60 min sessions between 10 AM and 10.15 PM (but between 8.45 AM to 11.15 PM on selected dates)
Fortnum's Lodge (cafe): 10 AM to 10 PM (Mon-Fri); 9.45 AM to 10 PM (Sat); 9.45 AM to 9 PM (Sun)
Christmas Arcade: 10 AM to 9 PM (Mon-Sat); 10 AM to 5.30 PM (Sun)
Tickets & Cost:
Adults from £11; Children (under-13) from £8.50
See somersethouse.org.uk

Getting to Somerset House

Driving:
Petrol stations and car parks near Somerset House
Taxis:
Taxi companies near Somerset House
Buses:
6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91, 176 – London bus tickets
Trains:
Covent Garden PCL, Embankment BKL CRC DSC NRN, Temple CRC DSC
The closest station to Somerset House is Temple
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Good for kids? Value for money? Worth a visit?

London has plenty of outdoor ice rinks to choose from at Christmas time, but we think Somerset House probably has the most spectacular. If you've only got time to visit one rink this Christmas then definitely make it this one.

It is housed inside the 18th-century courtyard (where all the fountains are), and has prettiest Christmas tree in London at one end, and a Christmas shopping arcade along the outer edge where you can shop for yuletide treats courtesy of Fortnum & Mason.

They also have a beautifully lit cafe overlooking the rink (for all those people to scared to skate!) which serves cocktails, mulled wine and mugs of piping hot chocolate.

A Skate School is on hand to help you find your feet, and the Polar Bear Club does the same thing for little 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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> Craig’s review of this event – “The best ice rink at Christmas is the one at Somerset House. This is how a winter rink should look, all lit in brilliant blues with a giant Tiffany Christmas tree up the front. It gets dark early in the winter when we put the clocks back so it's pitch black at five-thirty, and people have packed it out already. They are half gliding and half sliding, and they all look… continued”

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