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Somerset House Ice Skating in London

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Of the several places to ice skate in London, one of the loveliest is at Somerset House, where the courtyard of a gorgeous 17th-century building is transformed into an ice rink.

Under the sparkling lights of a 40-foot (12 m) Christmas tree, gliding on the ice at Somerset House is something magical.

Even better, in the evenings you can indulge in chocolate truffles and champagne. Concerts and DJs play music as well.



Where

Somerset House is located in Aldwych. The closest tube station is Temple.

Other nearby stations are Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Embankment, Blackfriars and Waterloo. 

Use this Google map for directions there.

London Christmas Lights Tour

When

  • Dates: 16 November 2022 - 15 January 2023
  • Hours: 9.30 - 21.30. Sessions start at 9:00 am and then every 45 minutes afterward. Last skate is at 21:00. Skating sessions are 45 minutes long. 

Holiday hours:

  • 24 Dec, sessions start at 9.00, last session starts at 17.00
  • 25 Dec, CLOSED
  • 26 Dec, sessions start at 12.00, last session starts at 21.00
  • 27-30 Dec, sessions start at 09.00 last session starts at 21.00
  • 31 Dec, sessions start at 10.00 last session starts at 16.00
  • 1 Jan, sessions start at 12.00, last session starts at 21.00
Somerset House Ice Rink

Tickets

  • Adult range from £10 - £22 plus. Book early to secure the lowest price.
  • Child range from £7.50 - £11. A child must be 12 years or under and must be accompanied by an adult on the ice.
  • Family Discount: A 10% family discount will be automatically applied to orders for groups of four (where there are two adults and two children aged 12 and under, or one adult and three children aged 12 and under).
  • A transaction fee of £2.95 per order applies.
  • Spectators not skating are welcome for free.

Purchase advance tickets here.

Buying tickets on the day of skate

  • A very limited number of tickets are available every day from the on-site box office for all sessions. Cash not accepted. Somerset House is a cashless site.
  • They are released when the box office opens, so arrive early to purchase.
  • Box Office Hours: 9:30 - 21:30

Other Things To Do At Christmas

There are several wonderful ice skating rinks in London beside Somerset House. See our list of the best places for ice skating in London.

Be sure to make time to see the gorgeous Christmas Lights around the city.

For more things to do around the holidays, take a look at our full guide to Christmas in London!


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About The Author

Margaret

An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.
Updated: November 1st, 2022
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