Get ready to don your blades and twizzle and turn at Somerset House Skate, London’s favourite festive destination. Transforming the spectacular courtyard into a dazzling winter wonderland, Skate features a bigger ice rink than ever before as well as a dazzling 40ft Christmas tree and a chill out space, serving winter warmers, bubbles and chocolaty treats.
For those looking for hearty feasting, book into Chalet Suisse, a cosy Alpine-inspired dining experience by Jimmy Garcia. Expect winter classics like cheese fondue, roasted pork belly and a Swiss take on macaroni cheese. As for cocktails, opt for the Moët & Chandon French 125 or a Salted Caramel Espresso Martini.
There are also plenty of festive experiences to enjoy, from a new series of rink-side deck takeovers at Skate Lates to the Chilled Out skate sessions which run at a reduced capacity — ideal for first-time skaters or those looking to brush up their skills with an instructor. There will also be special Kids Club sessions and those dedicated to wheelchair users.
While you’re at Somerset House, be sure to whizz round the Horror Show, a major exhibition examining how ideas rooted in horror have informed the last 50 years of creative rebellion in Britain. Enjoy!