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Dates:
11th November 2014 until 11th January 2015
 
Opening Times
10am-10.15pm daily, 10.30pm-11.30pm on selected dates only, from 12noon Boxing Day and New Year's Day | Closed Christmas Day
 
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£8.80 (£7.50 Ticket + £1.30 Fees) £16.05 (£14 Ticket + £2.05 Fees) | Club nights £17
 
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Skate At Somerset House

The grand 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House makes for a spectacular backdrop for one of the most popular ice rinks in town. Skating around under the 40-foot Christmas tree with a hot toddy to keep out seasonal chills is one of London's most appealing winter rituals - and a superb way to ease yourself into the festive spirit. If your youngsters need guidance there's the Penguin Club for under 8s. But if you're looking for something altogether more grown up, the Club Nights offer the atmosphere of open-air clubbing, on and off the ice, to a soundtrack curated by prominent DJs. This season's line-up includes Ministry of Sound, Toddla T, Ibiza Rocks and Austrian festival Snowbombing. Get your Christmas shopping done while you're there at The Christmas Arcade, a pop-up version of Fortnum & Mason's occupying 15 rooms in the West Wing of Somerset House filled with hampers, tea caddies, stocking fillers, gifts and games. Now in its 15th year, Skate at Somerset House truly is "one of the great sights of a London winter... a wonderful place to be" (The Times).

 

About Somerset House

Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, as well as the Embankment Galleries (which replaced the Hermitage Rooms and The Gilbert Collection - the latter re-opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in June 2009). More about Somerset House

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    Summer Screen PrintsSummer Screen PrintsLimited-edition prints inspired by the films in the Film4 Summer Screen season, including work by Rose Blake, street artist RYCA, Ben Rider and Lucille Clerc.1st August 2015Sunday 23rd August 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    Summer Screen Prints

    Free Event Now On
    Dates30th July to 23rd August 2015 - 10am-6pm | Pricing Free
     
    Somerset House 

    Limited-edition prints inspired by the films in the Film4 Summer Screen season, including work by Rose Blake, street artist RYCA, Ben Rider and Lucille Clerc.

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    The Jam: About The Young IdeaThe Jam: About The Young IdeaThis multi-media exhibition documents the rise to fame and success of the popular mod band, through the 1970s and 1980s.1st August 2015Monday 31st August 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    The Jam: About The Young Idea

    Ongoing
    Dates26th June to 31st August 2015 - 10am-6pm
     
    Somerset House 

    This multi-media exhibition documents the rise to fame and success of the popular mod band, through the 1970s and 1980s.

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    Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict RevisitedUnseen Waterloo: The Conflict RevisitedPhotographer Sam Faulkner presents a series of imagined portraits meant to depict soldiers who served at the Battle of Waterloo.1st August 2015Monday 31st August 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    Unseen Waterloo: The Conflict Revisited

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates12th June to 31st August 2015 - 10am-6pm | Pricing Free
     
    Somerset House 

    Photographer Sam Faulkner presents a series of imagined portraits meant to depict soldiers who served at the Battle of Waterloo.

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    Out Of Chaos - Ben Uri: 100 Years In LondonOut Of Chaos - Ben Uri: 100 Years In LondonA celebratory display including works by the first Jewish Royal Academician, Solomon Hart, Mark Gertler, David Bomberg, First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, Jacob Epstein, Max Liebermann, Josef Herman, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and RB Kitaj.1st August 2015Sunday 13th December 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    Out Of Chaos - Ben Uri: 100 Years In London

    Free Event Ongoing
    Dates2nd July to 13th December 2015 - 12noon-6pm | Pricing Free
     
    Somerset House 

    A celebratory display including works by the first Jewish Royal Academician, Solomon Hart, Mark Gertler, David Bomberg, First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, Jacob Epstein, Max Liebermann, Josef Herman, Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and RB Kitaj.

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    Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HouseFilm4 Summer Screen at Somerset HousePossibly the most famous of all the open air film events to take place in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. This year's programme kicks off with the opening night premiere of Gemma Bovery starring Gemma Arterton and includes a double bill of Withnail and 6th August 2015Wednesday 19th August 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

    On Soon
    Dates6th to 19th August 2015
     
    Somerset House 

    Possibly the most famous of all the open air film events to take place in London, Summer Screen returns to Somerset House in association with Film4 to bring cinema lovers a truly eclectic mix of movies. This year's programme kicks off with the opening night premiere of Gemma Bovery starring Gemma Arterton and includes a double bill of Withnail and ... More about this event

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    Shot On Site: Guided TourShot On Site: Guided TourA guided tour of the building's cinematic history for film enthusiasts.9th August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    Shot On Site: Guided Tour

    On Soon
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    Somerset House 

    A guided tour of the building's cinematic history for film enthusiasts.

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    Audrey: The Girl That Launched The Gamine Style: TalkAudrey: The Girl That Launched The Gamine Style: TalkHelen Trompeteler talks about the enduring appeal of actress Audrey Hepburn.16th August 2015Sunday 16th August 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    Audrey: The Girl That Launched The Gamine Style: Talk

    On Soon
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    Somerset House 

    Helen Trompeteler talks about the enduring appeal of actress Audrey Hepburn.

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    Andrew Haigh: Films Of My Life: TalkAndrew Haigh: Films Of My Life: TalkAn on-stage conversation with the film director.17th August 2015Monday 17th August 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    Andrew Haigh: Films Of My Life: Talk

    On Soon
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    Somerset House 

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    Alfonso Gomez-Rejon In ConversationAlfonso Gomez-Rejon In ConversationThe film director talks about his love of movies.18th August 2015Tuesday 18th August 2015 Where:
    Somerset House,   Strand      WC2R 1LA
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    Alfonso Gomez-Rejon In Conversation

    On Soon
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    Somerset House 

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    London Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekLondon Fashion WeekFor the second time this year, London Fashion Week injects a burst of style into Somerset House; the iconic building with its famous courtyard is a magical setting for this high profile fashion industry event. Inviting 200 of the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, the week includes catwalk shows, exhib20th September 2015Thursday 24th September 2015 Where:
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    Dates20th to 24th Sep 2015
     
    Somerset House 

    For the second time this year, London Fashion Week injects a burst of style into Somerset House; the iconic building with its famous courtyard is a magical setting for this high profile fashion industry event. Inviting 200 of the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, the week includes catwalk shows, exhib... More about this event

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