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Somerset House Ice Rink

Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
+44 844 847 1520
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Nice place

It is a nice place, normally with lots of people but you can practising ice skating good because... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Return visit

Having tried all of the ice skating rinks in London over the last few years we decided to return to... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
+44 844 847 1520
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

It is a nice place, normally with lots of people but you can practising ice skating good because they have enough space, each year they have a benefactor who put a Christmas tree in front of the track.

Thank phoebe_laura
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Having tried all of the ice skating rinks in London over the last few years we decided to return to our favourite! Stunning back drop while you skate along with good staff! Very organised compared to other ice rinks.

Thank zoetalbot
Reviewed 18 January 2017

so much fun and a great way to begin the holidays. Skated with my two tennage children. Skates were in good condition and rink was very nice. would defintely do it again

Thank kay m
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location , then back drop is stunning , a little on the expensive side but what do you expect for London ! The skates they provided could have been a bit nicer they were torn and ripped in places . And as we arrived...More

Thank Collins16
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Booking online is essential, as is printing out the tickets. This was well managed and skaters of all ages and abilities looked like they enjoyed themselves. It is surrounded by beautiful neoclassical architecture, which encourages you to visit one or more of the exhibitions inside....More

Thank NinjaS84
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Visited here for the opening press night and what a great night. Having not ice skated for a number of years and despite the rain, I had a great time. Very festive and food and drink were divine with a lot of choice. My favourite...More

1  Thank Jimbelle
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My friend and I went here to take our kids ice skating just after New Year. Having previously skated at the ice rink by the London Eye as this was a similar price I booked this for a change. The setting is beautiful - we...More

2  Thank Melliegirl12
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We visited on New Years Eve - the whole experience was fantastic. A great atmosphere, really well organised, the venu wasn't over crowded and staffed well - a really fun and well managed night.

Reviewed 7 January 2017

Having never skated before and for someone with dodgy knees, I somewhat hesitantly accepted the wife's suggestion to take our young son skating. Its a great location of course and well setup, even if it is a sort of production line to get people through...More

Thank LongitudinalShiftDad
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Glad we arrived early & missed the queues for boots, got onto the rink on time & had great fun. After about half an hour it starts to get a bit slushy & bumpy which for a novice is a tad daunting. There are also...More

Thank SHARONH8367
Trafalgar Square / Embankment
With its iconic Nelson’s Column, majestic oversized
lions and brightly-lit fountains, Trafalgar Square is
not just considered the heart of this bustling London
hub, but the very core of the city itself. Beyond this
esteemed gathering place are more famous icons, as
well as a disproportionate numbers of the city’s most
popular cultural attractions including the National
Gallery and many West End theaters. Along the way to
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20 December 2016|
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Response from Karen J | Reviewed this property |
I would call on the morning of the day and check. It's always super popular so I've only ever booked in advance. I'd assume it'd only be possible at a quiet time, mid morning perhaps, if at all.
26 October 2016|
Response from Petrina R |
You get wet! ...You will not shrink:)
14 December 2015|
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Response from ThomasEngland | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, know nothing about fireworks. However you can watch them from the rooftop bar at the Trafalgar Hilton on NY's eve. May need to book. Have a happy holiday.