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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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So excited!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Cyprus
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Cyprus
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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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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