New Year's Eve at Somerset House with Moët & Chandon

New Year’s Eve at Somerset House with Moët & Chandon

Fri 31 Dec 2021
20.00 - 02.00
£55.00 - £75.00 + booking fee

For telephone bookings call our booking line on 0333 320 2836, lines are open between 09.00 - 20.00 - Mon-Fri, 10.00-20.00 - Sat, 10.00 - 18.00 Sun and Bank Holidays.

Somerset House

Count down to 2022 with the ultimate New Year’s Eve house party. For one night of unforgettable festive fun, artists, DJs and performers will host a festival-style take-over of the building, bringing together the best in nightlife from London and beyond.

Partygoers will have the chance to experience and explore unexpected corners of Somerset House, filled with music, dancing, live performances, entertainment, food, drink and much more at every turn. At the centre of the party, guests can skate the night away to their favourite party classics on one of London’s most spectacular ice rinks within Somerset House’s magnificent courtyard, made picture-perfect with its glorious 40ft Christmas tree. As the clock approaches midnight, guests are invited to gather in the courtyard for a surprise spectacle to welcome in the New Year in style. 

As well as incredible DJs to help you dance the night away, this NYE experience promises a joyful new surprise around every corner, with pop-up experiences, games and live performance throughout. Guests making their way around the site will also have the chance to seek out hidden activities including a secret ice-cream bar, ping-pong party, performance art and other unexpected playful delights.


In the courtyard, you’ll be treated to the sounds of DJ and drag cabaret artist Milk Shandy of the legendary East London LGBTQ+ club Dalston Superstore with an unbeatable mix of pop bangers and crowd favourites, from Whitney Houston to Carly Rae Jepsen.  We also have a set from Lexii, a London based DJ whose unique sets are heavily influenced by 90’s and 00’s RnB, Hip-Hop and Soul, combining House-Pop, Electronic and dance music, and playful fem cees vocals with nods to the percussive sounds of ballroom and Techno.

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Milk Shandy & Lexii
Milk Shandy & Lexii



Rory Phillips, darling of the noughties club scene, curates an indie disco with floor fillers worthy of a night at Trash. cult Sheffield band The Long Blondes (DJ set), will reunite for the first time in 15 years to spin the best of art-pop nostalgia, ahead of the re-release of their cult debut album by Rough Trade Records in December. There’s something for everyone, as guests are invited to gather round the piano with Later Youth in the East Wing for a raucous singalong to much loved hits from The Strokes to David Bowie.

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Rory Phillips & The Long Blondes
Rory Phillips & The Long Blondes



Manara, a regular monthly host for shows on Rinse FM, NTS and BBC Asian Network is,a favourite in underground club circuits across the world, and Rinse FM’s Grainger, who has become a key fixture in London’s club scene, will bring the house party vibes together with back-to-back mixes of new and nostalgic sounds from Afrobeat and House to Hip-Hop.



Guests will have the rare opportunity to venture into the Deadhouse, the atmospheric crypt beneath Somerset House’s courtyard, which will be re-imagined for NYE as the Karaoke Dungeon, hosted by London’s finest drag stars from Dalston Superstore’s Karaoke Hole.

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Deadhouse & Karaoke Hole
Deadhouse & Karaoke Hole


To keep guests fuelled throughout the evening, Somerset House has teamed up with Jonathan Nunn, acclaimed food writer of the cult publication Vittles, to present a special, one night only festive food pop-up. Located on Somerset House’s River Terrace with sweeping views over the Thames and Southbank, curated stalls will offer a delicious selection from London's best unsung food heroes.

If alfresco is a bit chilly for you, London’s ‘pop-up King’ Jimmy Garcia’s cosy Alpine-inspired restaurant Chalet Barragiste is serving up a special New Year’s Eve set menu of warming winter classics, including vegan and vegetarian options. Prebooking is essential.

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As the bells approach, guests will come together in the courtyard for a magical midnight spectacle overlooking the ice rink to welcome in the New Year in style. Guests can toast the New Year with a glass of Moët & Chandon champagne or spiced winter cocktail, whilst soaking up views of the ice rink in comfort and style at the stylish Moët & Chandon Skate Lounge. Chalet Barragiste and Somerset House’s resident café WatchHouse will also be on hand with refreshments along with Moët & Chandon pop-up bars.


Essential Information

General Admission £55.00
General Admission + Skate £75.00
Plus a one-off booking fee of £2.95 per order.

Wheelchair users please call 0333 320 2836 to book Skating and General Admission tickets.
This event is 18+

Skate Session Times
20.30 – 21.15
21.30 – 22.15
22.30 – 23.15

Please note
Advance booking essential.

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

There is limited seating within each of the food and drink outlets across the site. Chalet Barragiste is available for pre-booking only.
Doors open at 20.00. Access to the venue is open throughout the evening, but no re-entry is permitted.

We will have enhanced security checks on-site.

This is an outdoor event, so please dress appropriately for all weather conditions; if you are skating, wear practical clothing. Fancy dress is permitted as long as it is not impractical and does not pose any risk to yourself or others.

Please do not bring any food or drinks with you as these items will not be permitted.

Please do not bring large bags (over A3/30cm x 42 cm and above) with you.

This event is 18+. If you have any questions, please contact our visitor experience team by emailing

For entry, you will need to demonstrate your Covid-19 status by providing either:
•    proof of full COVID-19 vaccination both doses received at least 14 days before your arrival;
•    proof of a negative NHS COVID-19 Lateral Flow Test taken within 48 hours of your arrival;
•    proof of natural immunity based upon a positive PCR test taken within 180 days of the event (including 10 days self-isolation following the result).

What time should I arrive for the New Year’s Eve event?
All ticket holders (skaters and spectators) are advised to arrive by 20.00 at Somerset House and to check their journey before travelling .