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Somerset House Ice Rink

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Address: Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
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Activities: Ice skating

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Cyprus
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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We visited the last week of November for an ice skating slot. We checked our bags in (you get a ticked to collect these after your session has finished) and got our skates on. The setting is lovely and got us in the Christmas spirit! All of the Christmas lights were beautiful! Atmosphere was perfect! We did not stay the... More 

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Paignton
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went here on the 2nd January, the rink is too of a good size. I got my skates quickly as well. After a bit of waiting while the ice was smoothed out everyone was allowed on. I noticed a smaller rink attached to the main one, as I'm rubbish at ice skating I stuck to this rink for a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I treated my nieces (ages 9 + 12) to Ice-skating - they were very impressed - the atmosphere was lovely -

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Ethiopia
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Was really excited when our daughter suggested we give this a go, so four of us booked and headed down there. Got our skates on and out on to ice rink, boy, was I in for a shock. Had only ice skated once before and thought it would be easy but it was not. Fell over twice and impressed at... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

What a great venue and experience. Staff were fantastic and polite. The staff on the ice helped the kids and were quick to help if someone fell over. Well worth a visit if in London.

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