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Somerset House Ice Rink

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Address: Somerset House, The Strand, London, England
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+44 844 847 1520

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Bath, Ohio
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 we were greeted by the rudest security guy I have ever encountered , who just... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. Toilets were spotless. Great to bring kids here.

Thank NinjaS84
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 being the hot dog stand. I had a about 3 hot chocolates, purely because they... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 went mid-morning and it was a perfect winters day with the sun coming up over... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

London, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 for the hour session. On the ice it was fun to eventually make a few... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 too many people linking arms 3 or 4 abreast which when they murge with another... More 

Thank SHARONH8367
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Two adults and three kids. It's never going to be an easy adventure. The kids area is great with the two youngest (three years) almost getting it and able to support themselves with the polar bears. As the youngest got tired very quickly we were constantly told not to lift the kids over the barrier so they could rest. A... More 

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