The Christmas Arcade
with Fortnum & Mason
Open daily, 18 November 2015 – 3 January 2016, see opening times below.
Open late until for Tuesday Treats from 24 November to 22 December.
For the second year, the West Wing of Somerset House will be transformed into The Christmas Arcade with Fortnum & Mason, a seasonal pop-up version of the classic Piccadilly store, showcasing the very best of Fortnum & Mason’s world-renowned products.
The Christmas Arcade will feature a selection of gifts, foodie fayre, fashion accessories and Christmas decorations so that savvy skaters and spectators can get ahead with their Christmas shopping.
Within the pop-up’s individual rooms there will be men's and women's gifts, a Christmas room complete with a dedicated children’s section, confectionery and a selection of Fortnum & Mason's fine teas and coffees. New for this season, Fortnum & Mason will be bringing a fresh food range to Somerset House, including their smoked salmon, house cured on the roof at the flagship Piccadilly store.
To celebrate their return to Somerset House, Fortnum & Mason have specially commissioned two exclusive, limited-edition Christmas tree decorations. An exquisite, hand-embroidered miniature cushion depicting a skate scene at Somerset House and a beautiful, mouth-blown, porcelain bauble with gold glitter, both only available at The Christmas Arcade.
Nestled between the rooms of The Christmas Arcade, you will find The Lodge, Fortnum & Mason’s Après-Skate restaurant.
Daytime is a relaxed affair as visitors can choose from a selection of light meals and drinks, including Fortnum’s famous Welsh Rarebit, cheese fondue, a selection of fine teas or the popular Chocolossus Hot Chocolate.
By evening, enjoy the sophisticated atmosphere of the brand new bar offering boutique botanically-blended spirits and cocktails from a specially curated drinks menu, served alongside champagnes, tipsy hot chocolates and mulled cider alongside delicious savoury dishes and desserts.
Monday 10.00 - 22.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 22.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 22.00
Thursday 10.00 - 22.00
Friday 10.00 - 22.00
Saturday 10.00 - 22.00
Sunday 10.30 - 17.00 (browsing only until 11.00)
*Due to the festive holidays and New Year’s Eve, seasonal variations apply to The Christmas Arcade with Fortnum & Mason opening times.