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Somerset House Ice Rink

Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
+44 844 847 1520
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Still the best London ice rink

We have tried all the other London ice rinks over the years, but somehow find ourselves back at... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Zigett
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London, United Kingdom
A Fun Activity

There are a lot of skating rinks in London and this is one of the best. Although for my Canadian... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
jillthursby
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London, United Kingdom
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Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
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+44 844 847 1520
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We have tried all the other London ice rinks over the years, but somehow find ourselves back at Somerset House more often than not.The Fortnum & Mason Christmas tree adds to the festive ambience, and the Skate Lounge serves a decent hot chocolate. This year...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

There are a lot of skating rinks in London and this is one of the best. Although for my Canadian standards it was still tiny, I liked the atmosphere, lights, and music. Pricing depends on the time of the year, with tickets around Christmas and...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful venue. Great service. Great time. Great bar attached. Definitely going back. What more is there to say?

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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

You'll love this, the lighting around the rink and the Christmas music really does make for a magical evening. Fairly good size rink ;however, could of been bigger. No skating aids on the main rink as these were kept on the training rink which is...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The Somerset House Ice Rink is the best Christmas skating experience in London. Beautiful historic courtyard, larger rink than in most other places, not overcrowded. Both Fortnum & Mason lounge and rinkside bar are very nice with a good choice of drinks and food (in...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to Somerset House with my son before and it is true that the skating rink can be very crowded and that there is a definite “go with the flow” momentum that needs to be achieved for everyone to skate safely, but the backdrop...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This is the second year I’ve skated at Somerset House and both times I’ve enjoyed it as I’ve been lucky with the weather (no rain and the temp hovering around 5C) and the wonderful tree makes it feel even more ‘Christmassy’. However, I did notice...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Great evening spent at Somerset house for NYE, excellent food and drinks at Fortum and Mason. But organisers, please do something about your choice of champagne/sparkling wine on the balcony. Invested 60 pounds in a bottle for the stroke of midnight. Words fail me, there...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Beautiful decorations Very good set up Places to stay warm and dry at all times Not over crowded in any way.

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

I went with 3 friends on Boxing Day evening 2017. The weather was terrible - raining heavily; whilst I appreciate this is beyond the organisers control, the rink should have been closed, with refunds / replacement tickets offered. The ice was not properly frozen and...More

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Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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