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Somerset House Ice Rink

Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
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Ranked #376 of 1,137 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Game/ Entertainment Centers
Activities: Ice skating
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London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
56 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This yearly winter addition to the city is a well organised and enjoyable experience in probably one of the most beautiful settings. It is beautiful to visit even if one were not to take to the ice. The beautiful backdrop of Somerset House as skaters glide around the ice with the smell of mulled wine in the air make this... More

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We visited the Somerset House during our recent trip to London and very much enjoyed watching families and children enjoying themselves at the Ice Rink set up in the courtyard. This is a nice rink and venue, set up from mid November to early January each year. Another very good attraction at the Somerset House is the Courtauld Gallery which... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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149 reviews 149 reviews
53 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My best friend got us tickets to skate for my birthday and although no one but my husband knows how to skate, it was fun! The music was awesome! The lights sometimes threw me off my game, but the surroundings were gorgeous and we enjoyed the hour so much! I had briefly looked online at skating at the Tower of... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I went there few motnhs ago, I had so much fun! the music was ok but it's the company who does really matter! We both ice skated once before so we were quite bad :) but it was lovely, it was a sunny morning (difficult to have in London!), the background was magic...everything wonderful until I bumped against another man... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Had a blast. Was my first time ice skating. Music/DJ was awesome. Lots of other young people. 10pm on a winters night a week prior to Christmas!

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dorset united kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We visited somerset house for new years eve and it was very pretty. The food and drink were fine and the staff were very friendly

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Every year I go skating with my Mum and 2 children to leisure parks that have rinks to really celebrate the festive season. Somerset House has always been at the back of my mind but I have been waiting for my girls to be old enough to a) venture up to London and b) enjoy the skating experience. I was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Over the years my family have tried various ice rinks during the Christmas period yet we always end up coming back to Somerset House. A good sized rink, helpful staff, great access for spectators, including a large indoor bar area for mulled wine, hot chocolates or whatever else takes your fancy. Beautiful setting. Highly recommend it.

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derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

me and my partner booked tickets for the New Year's Eve event, got to say I was very impressed with the whole experience, we ice skated half 10 for an hour then had access to the river terrace for the fireworks, which was amazing! I would recommend ice skating here without the New Year's Eve event. It's is definitely worth... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have always wanted to go to Somerset House Ice Rink, definitely one for the bucket list. It was a lot of fun, beautifully presented and a magical evening. My friend and I went for the 8pm slot and it was delightful! I think I'll be making it an annual occurrence

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