A glorious backdrop and special events help make a trip to this outdoor rink one of the capital's most festive outings.
The grand 18th-century courtyard at Somerset House is a stunning location for a session on the ice this winter - and no matter how unimpressive your skating skills a trip to this 900-square-metre outdoor rink will look the very definition of festive fun on Instagram. There are lots of tempting extras too: the Fortnum's Lodge will offer champagne, afternoon tea and even private dining; Club Nights will feature DJs from Ministry of Sound and Island Records. The Christmas Arcade will bring posh shopping from Fortnum & Mason, and guests can admire the skaters with drink in hand at the Botanical Bar, both of which can be accessed without a ticket. Tickets go on sale from the Somerset House website in September.
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