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Time Out says

What’s a London Christmas, without Somerset House's iconic ice rink? Skate around the grand neoclassical courtyard on this huge, 900-square-metre outdoor rink, with a 40ft Christmas tree plonked in the middle for maximum Insta-potential. This year the rink will have a Swiss wintery theme thanks to Switzerland Tourism. Look out for specially curated sessions inspired by the Swiss regions of Bern, Lucerne and Valais, a new restaurant Chalet Suisse by Jimmy Garcia and an all-new skate lounge from iconic rosé brand Whispering Angel. 

But, the best bit? The legendary weekend Skate Lates are back, bringing banging DJ sets from the city’s best club nights and selectors rinkside. This year slip and slide along to tracks picked an impressive line-up including Pxssy Palace,, Beirut Grove Collective, Donnie Sunshine and Deptford Northern Soul Club. 

Wheelchair users can skate in any session as well as in dedicated wheelchair user sessions.

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£10-£25, children £8-£13
Opening hours:
9am to 10.45pm, Dec 24: 9am to 5pm, Dec 26: 12noon to 10pm, Dec 31: 10am to 4pm, Jan 1: 12noon to 9pm
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