Skate at Somerset House


Christmas brings with it pretty lights, festive music, beautiful ice and snowy recreations - which brings us to ice rinks and an excuse to drink a whole lot of sweet hot drinks and party while doing so. Outdoor ice skating season is here! The grand eighteenth-century courtyard at Somerset House provides this 900-metre-square ice rink with one of the most impressive skating backdrops in town.


As one of the top things to do this season in London, you can’t miss out on Skate Somerset House. Described by The Sunday Times as the coolest rink of all”, not only does it capture the whole festive season excitement and anticipation but it’s also fun and exhilarating for the whole family.

Skate to your heart’s content at London’s most spectacular outdoor rink, watch the crowds while you enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or some mulled wine in Tom’s Skate Lounge, overlooking the ice rink, you won’t miss a thing. Not only will Tom’s Skate Lounge offer you festive hot drinks to warm up but they also boast a delicious winter menu – warm up with hot soup, sandwiches and snacks, to keep your energy up throughout the day.


Glad Tidings Tuesdays brings even more of a buzz and a festive feel to Skate, with music, traditional yuletide treats and late night shopping in The Christmas Arcade, a premier pop-up mall with the very best of British brands and independent artisans, you really can’t go wrong. So not only can you enjoy the ice but you can get a little shopping in afterwards.

While after dark, Skate entices and boasts a younger hip crowd ready to skate to live soundtracks spun by some of the top DJs around. Enhance your Skate experience with Skate Extras, by adding to your ice skate session champagne & chocolate, dinner at Tom’s Kitchen or a luxury stay at The Savoy.


The world-famous Savoy Hotel is situated on the banks of the Thames and less than 5 minutes’ walk from The British Museum and The Royal Opera House.

With beautiful period décor, each spacious room at The Savoy is filled with the finest modern amenities, including Loewe LCD TVs and iPod docking stations. Luxurious, marble bathrooms include chrome fittings and giant showerheads. Some rooms boast fantastic views of the River Thames.Why not check into this one bedroom river view suite to ensure panoramic view of The Thames?


If your budget does not exactly match the dizzy heights of The Savoy, fear not. One the the most popular capitals with tourists visiting from around the world, London offers a range of hotels to choose from.

And for all festive and luxury loving people out there, the good news is that Skate and The Savoy have teamed up to bring you an amazing package this festive season. Which means you could be walking in the footsteps of icons such as Sir Winston Churchill, Frank Sinatra, Maria Callas, Claude Monet and Katharine Hepburn #wishyouwerehere

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