New Year’s Eve 2014

Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason

Wednesday, 31 December 2014
19.30 – 01.00

This event is sold out

Spectators - £45 + booking fee
Skaters - £62 + booking fee

See in the New Year at Somerset House. Skate to the sounds of a live DJ at London’s most beautiful ice rink or soak up the atmosphere in the courtyard as a spectator. Enjoy Fortnum's Rosé Champagne at midnight and have an exclusive view of the Mayor’s spectacular fireworks show from the Somerset House River Terrace.*

All ticket holders have access to the Skate Lounge where you can buy festive mulled wine, hot chocolate, cocktails and snacks or visit Fernandez & Wells where you can order a range of delicious tapas or indulge your sweet tooth at their cake counter, and new this year is Fortnum’s Lodge serving an outstanding range of vermouths, schnapps, cocktails, champagnes and mulled cider, alongside indulgent sweet or savoury fondues.

Tickets include champagne at midnight and exclusive access to the Somerset House courtyard and River Terrace. Skaters & spectators are welcome.

Travel on the night:
The Mayor of London has commissioned a New Year’s Eve fireworks display to take place around the London Eye, this will follow a similar format to previous years but the key change to this year’s event is that ticketing has been introduced, to maintain the safety of the event and manage the large crowds that come into central London on New Year’s Eve.

Please plan your journeys accordingly, allowing plenty of time to reach Somerset House. There will be several measures in place to ensure the safety of all visitors to London and these will affect all types of transport in the city.

The Strand entrance to Somerset House will be fully accessible throughout the evening. All ticket holders (skaters and spectators) are advised to arrive by 19.45 and to check their journey with Transport for London before travelling. 

Transport for London will be providing free travel all night on all its public transport services, from 23.45 on New Year’s Eve until 04.30 on New Year’s Day.

Due to large crowds and public safety concerns, vehicles will not be able to access Whitehall, York Road, Belvedere Road, Victoria Embankment, Whitehall Place and any roads leading south of the Strand or Fleet Street.

Click here to download further information regarding road closure timings

Skate Session Times:
20.00 – 21.00
21.15 – 22.15
22.30 – 23.30

Please note:
*Whilst there is a good view of the fireworks from the River Terrace, it is not completely unobstructed.

Ice skating is only available for those who have booked a skaters ticket.

No re-admission.
Body and bag searches may be made at entrance and unsuitable items confiscated.
Patrons cannot bring bottles, cans glass or alcohol into the venue. Licensed bars and food are available on site.  

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