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Somerset House

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 16:45

This winter, Somerset House will herald in the festive season with the launch of three brand new corporate hire packages for its celebrated ice rink.

Guests attending Skate at Somerset House will be able to enjoy the ultimate Christmas backdrop – the famous 40ft Christmas tree which takes centre stage in the 18thcentury Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.

All three of the packages for 2017 have been tailored to companies and event planners looking to mark the Christmas season with a truly unique experience. 

The first option includes exclusive private hire of the world-renowned ice rink before it opens to the public. Available between 9th and 14th November 2017, this package allows 1,000+ guests to use the ice rink throughout the day and also includes Ice Guides to help guests find their feet. Hire of the Portico Rooms and Navy Board Rooms, with stunning balcony views over both the ice and the River Thames, are also included.

For those looking to hire the ice rink exclusively for shorter periods, the second package offers one-hour private hire for up to 200 guests. This can be booked in addition to hire of an event space once the ice rink is open and also includes Ice Guides.

The third package allows clients to take up to 80 tickets per public session for their guests to skate as a group. For larger parties, multiple slots can be booked throughout their event. This package is offered in conjunction with booking an event space at Somerset House.

Jenny Freestone, Head of Corporate Events at Somerset House, comments: “Our iconic venue is already well known for its festive atmosphere and Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason. For Christmas 2017, we are very excited to be able to offer guests exclusive hire of the ice rink to celebrate the festive season in style. We have created three versatile options to fit with individual company needs.”

For more information on the new ice rink hire packages, contact the Events team at Somerset House on 020 7845 4618 or