Ice Skating at Somerset House Review


Ice Skating at Somerset House

14 November 2013 – 5January 2014

Reviewed by Christine Charlesworth

The main central courtyard of Somerset House in London has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland with a large raised Ice Rink, a Christmas Arcade, with festive stalls, and the courtyard is decked with Christmas lights. Surrounded by the wonderful Tudor splendour of Somerset House it really is a magical place to visit.

Beside the larger ice rink there is a learner’s rink, called Somerset Penguin Club, where children under the age of eight can take their first steps onto the ice. There is also a skate school for older skaters and this is on offer at the weekends.

Every Tuesday is ‘Glad Tidings Tuesday’ with festive music, traditional festive treats, late night shopping at the Christmas Arcade and mulled wine served at the rink-side.

Top live DJ’s from the UK’s leading clubs turn up the tempo at night when the rink is transformed into an ice dance floor on ‘Club Night’ sessions. Tom’s Skate Lounge cafe and bar overlooks the ice rink, dinner is served in Tom’s Kitchen and ‘skate extras’ include champagne & chocolate beside the rink.

Open Daily 10am – 10.15pm.  Open until 11.30pm on club nights. Cost from £7.50.

Rating: 5/5

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