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Somerset House Ice Rink

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Address: Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
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Get your skates. ready.

The perfect setting for an ice rink this side of Christmas,visit during the day as we did,or in darkness would be well worth it. We on the Friday lunchtime,and I noticed that it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Paul W
Rushden, United Kingdom

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The perfect setting for an ice rink this side of Christmas,visit during the day as we did,or in darkness would be well worth it. We on the Friday lunchtime,and I noticed that it was the time of a school visit,that said everyone could get round without problems. Suppose there would be more of an atmosphere as the light fails. Summing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it! Love it! Love it! Can't go wrong with ice skating. Whether you're going to have a laugh, or show off skills, this is a wonderful place to skate. Buildings and lights surrounding the ice rink is just beautiful! Never wanted to stop skating once I was on ice. :)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Always fun to go ice skating and Somerset House has to be one of the most beautiful settings to visit. The rink is a good size and the ice seemed very well kept and maintained. The boots were comfortable and fitted well. The bar was reasonable prices but limited choices. The only downside is the toilets are located downstairs and... More 

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Voreppe, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was impressed by the quality of the installation in the courtyard of Somerset House. Everything goes smoothly, you can enjoy your time on the ice quietly, with a small area dedicated to children. You need to book before going but it's definitely worth it. You have to skate at least once in Somerset House!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

They cheap out on the Zamboni and the ice rink is small. The museum is half free half special exhibits requiring admissions fees. Night club skates are expensive, but the day time skates are more affordable. The skates are average quality bauers that are comfortable but a bit too dull (based on the pairs my friends and I had tried).... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

A great evening out, the Christmas decorations were fantastic, its like stepping into a different world. Ice rink for everyone! Its also a great work out, and you can enjoy mulled wine or a hot chocolate after or before you skate :)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a blast spending the night skating in the ice rink. There were pink lights and music, it was a great plan for an evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went there beginning of December with some colleagues. As soon as we entered the first entrance I was soooooo excited. The lovely Xmas tree at the entrance and the buildings around the ice ring give a really special atmosphere to the whole thing! Very well organised, with people to help you if you fall down, they clean the ice every... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just before Christmas, my friends and I wanted to do something fun so we bought tickets to go skating in Somerset House Ice Rink. What a stunning setting! A huge Christmas tree to give you the Christmas-y vibe. The atmosphere was wonderful. It was my second attempt at skating and I held on for dear life! At least I made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It's a beautiful location to watch the ice skating with the big Christmas tree. If you're here at Christmas and it's dark. You have to go, just to watch for free. If you want to pay to skate, then you can. I wrongly assumed it was simple enough to just try and ice skate. Clearly not. Either I had dodgy... More 

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