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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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Great setting!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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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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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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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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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I'm not an ice skater but took the opportunity to watch the skating here. It was quite busy but there always seemed to be space on the rink.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

DO NOT not pay £45 or more to watch the fireworks from somerset house terrace. £60 approx to skate a well......we were sold an idea that it was going to be an amazing evening when actually after a couple of drinks we sat on a cold stone floor for 4 hours. No chairs no heaters no DJ. On the terrace... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Wonderful atmosphere. Just like a fairy tale! We didn't skate but it was great to watch the skaters; it was busy on the ice when we were there at about 17.30 on Tuesday. Added bonus to be able to go to the Fortnum and Mason shop (F & M are this year's sponsors) just behind the ice-rink to do some... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My girlfriend treated me to a midday skate at Somerset House including champagne and truffles from Fortnum and Mason. The venue was lovely and very picturesque. Leaving coats and bags (bring a spare few £1's!) was easy and picking up our tickets was very straightforward. I would advise to pre-book as queues do build up quickly. You MUST arrive at... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Pre booked as part of a day trip to London. As we booked we arrived at appointed time and quickly got ice skates and were out on the ice. Teenage kids organised themselves so we watched from side lines. Great venue which his year complemented by Fortnum's sponsorship. Would be keen to do again next year.

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