Somerset House Ice Rink

London's original and most beautiful open-air ice rink returns to Somerset House right in the heart of central London.

Somerset House ice rink has become London's winter icon – whether you're an able skater or an absolute beginner it's the essential winter experience.


Daytime is delightful as you skate in the spectacular setting of Somerset House's 18th century courtyard. As darkness falls the rink is transformed by flaming torches and architectural lighting to illuminate the classical facades of the building.


Check out the destination Skate! Café & Bar pre or post your skate. Non-skating visitors also welcome.

Skate School

Skate School will provide exciting opportunities to learn how to skate, including taster sessions, courses of lessons for beginners and classes in ice dance for those with a bit more skating experience. If you want to take lessons to build your confidence before a group outing on the ice, or if you find yourself inspired by a skating session, Skate School has been devised to help you make your skating experience here a bit more special. Why not have fun trying something new - you might find you develop a new passion...