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Somerset House Ice Rink

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Address: Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
Phone Number: 08448471520

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This was super romantic and even though I'm not a skater I enjoyed it here. The rink isn't massive, but I found it big enough! Went with my boyfriend on a December night and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2016
Nenagh, Ireland
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Nenagh, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This was super romantic and even though I'm not a skater I enjoyed it here. The rink isn't massive, but I found it big enough! Went with my boyfriend on a December night and it was really festive and the back drop created a romantic feel.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited in December for the opening of the Skate ice rink. Lovely setting for xmas time. Somerset house is just a great place to relax & take it all in. The ice rink does get busy but as to be expected during this period. Would 100% go again. What Christmas is all about. Skate!

Thank DrewNat
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Must do festive experience! What a beautiful setting, large ice rank set in the middle of most the picturesque Somerset House. The Christmas tree is an impressive size too. Me and my friends will be definitely back for another visit. Reasonably priced too

Thank HaylzH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

We visite Somerset House before Christmas and really enjoyed the experience of the Fortnum and Mason Christmas Lodge and shop and also watching people ice skating. We stopped for lunch in the Lodge and this was lovely - we had a big mug of hot chocolate with flavoured marshmallow and welsh rarebit toasties. It was lovely to wrap up warm... More 

Thank MrMrsHill
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

Of the many ice rinks that have sprung up in London over recent years this one must have the best situation and atmosphere. Skating is great fun and the overall experience is really special.

Thank Dave R
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Beautiful setting for ice skating, with comfy skate boots (take extra socks), great service and lovely atmosphere. Well organised, with lockers for bags, lots of room to put skates on etc and a coffee bar too (although we had hot chocolate in the Fortnums cafe - yum!) Easy to get to and convenient for restaurants afterwards. Recommend this as a... More 

Thank MariaCake
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

I got this as a Christmas present. We went on a Saturday afternoon. The setting was beautiful, whole thing very organised. I can't skate but you can hold onto the barriers, though they don't go all the way round, so beware!

Thank Reading_Traveller06
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great time had by all. There is a section where children can skate holding on to polar bears. Both my 4 and 7 year old love it. You can not visit London during the Christmas Holidays and not have a skate. Last time I was here was over 6 years ago and now we are going to make it a... More 

Thank Viren C
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

What a great beautiful experience, loved it so much and even though we visited after Christmas the atmosphere was great. Staff on the desk really helped me get some good photos by suggesting I go up a magnificent stairway, really kind 😘 Can recommend this, great fun and a great thing to do with the kids at a reasonable price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband booked an ice skating session for himself and our 7.5 year old daughter at 4:15pm on 28th December 2015. It was the perfect time as it was beginning to get dark and therefore made the atmosphere quite magical. The rink itself was very busy and I would not recommend taking children under the age of six years because... More 

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