Skate at Somerset House | Festive fun on ice this winter

Within its Neo-Classical courtyard setting, this year’s Skate at Somerset House will include a brand new series of Skate Lates and an all-day dining experience. 

Whilst there’s all the much-loved twinkle and sparkle that this winter destination is known for, including an open skating rink and a 40ft Christmas tree with specially curated decorations from Moët & Chandon, there are lots of new experiences to be had this year. The Skate Lates with UNIQLO will involve rink-side deck takeovers from a line-up of contemporary DJs and artists, adding some exciting entertainment for late-night skaters. 

Skate School returns for beginners looking to improve their skills, and this season there’s also the introduction of Chilled Out skate sessions on selected weekday mornings which will be run at reduced capacity. 

Off the ice, there’s more culture to soak up at the free exhibition, ‘We Are History’, at Somerset House which traces the connections between today’s climate crisis and legacies of colonialism. It showcases works from contemporary artists including Shiraz Bayjoo, Zineb Sedira, Carolina Caycedo, and Louis Henderson. Plus, there’s Hotel Chocolat’s Chocmobile and the Skate Lounge by Moët & Chandon where you can get yourself a hot drink or choose between champagne and cocktails.

If you are keen to make more of your time in London, you might want to take a look at the exclusive ‘Get Your Skates On’ package that is available as part of a partnership between Somerset House and South Bank hotel Sea Containers London. This offers a stay in one of the hotel’s guest rooms and tickets to skate, plus more added extras. You can read more about this at

Find out more about Skate at Somerset House and book tickets online. Prices start from £11 adults / £8.50 children.

When you’re not out and about, why not sit back, relax, and enjoy the Christmas (December 2021) issue of enki in the comfort of your home.

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