Skate at Somerset House


Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason © James Bryant
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Take to the ice at the stunning Somerset House, with all-day skating, party nights and ice-skating lessons, plus festive shopping and a pop-up foodie lodge hosted by Fortnum & Mason. Read More


Glide on one of London’s most beautiful outdoor ice rinks with Skate at Somerset House in partnership with Fortnum & Mason.

Set against the stunning neoclassical facade, this popular icy experience is open all day and well into the evening, when you can skate to live DJs. Party to top dance and disco tracks, reggae and soul mixes or smooth jazz soundtracks at one of the buzzing Club Nights, or start the day with an early-morning rave on the ice with Morning Gloryville.

You can learn to skate or perfect your skills at the weekend skate school, and little ones get to enjoy their very own section of the ice where they can practise with specially-designed bear skating aids.

After your session, drop by Fortnum & Mason’s pop-up shop brimming with gifts and festive goodies in Somerset House’s West Wing, and warm up with wintry food and drinks in Fortnum & Mason’s Lodge.

Ice skating sessions generally run between 10am and 10.15pm daily, with shorter opening times on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, as well as extended opening hours on selected dates. The ice rink is closed on Christmas Day.

Venue Details & Map

Somerset House

The Strand
+44 (0)20 7845 4600
Public transport:
Tube: Temple/Covent Garden/Charing Cross/Embankment Mainline: Charing Cross/Waterloo/Blackfriars

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