Hotel Chocolat at Somerset House

This year, Hotel Chocolat is bringing its festive flavours to Somerset House with several pop-ups you can discover whilst exploring the site. 

On entering from the Strand, you’ll be greeted with their Chocmobile, serving gorgeously indulgent hot chocolates under our beautiful 40ft Christmas tree and the perfect spot to watch skaters glide by. 

Venture into the West Wing of Somerset House and you’ll find a pop-up version of their shop, solving all your present buying needs in one hit. 

For those who want to hone their chocolate crafting skills, there will be children’s chocolate workshops running daily and on selected Thursday evenings, we’ll be running adult masterclasses.


Children’s Chocolate Workshops - £20 per child

Our entertaining Children's Chocolate Workshops are a really fun way to learn about cocoa and chocolate. In a 1-hour session, we teach budding chocolatiers the history of chocolate and how chocolate is made, before showing them how to decorate their own chocolate masterpiece with a beautiful package to put it in, ensuring they return home suitably messy! 

Children’s Workshops last one hour for ages 5 to 13-years-old, parents are required to remain in the West Wing of Somerset House during the session.

You can visit Jimmy Garcia's Alpine themed restaurant Chalet Barragiste or pick up gifts in the Hotel Chocolat pop-up shop, and we encourage you to enjoy the rest of the Skate at Somerset House experience whilst you’re here. There's also an adjoining room where you can wait.

Workshops will run on weekends between 20 November 2021 – 19 December 2021 and 04 January 2022 – 16 January 2022 and everyday between 20 December 2021 – 04 January 2022

12.30 – 13.30
15.30 – 16.30
18.00 – 19.00

Seasonal Openings
There will be no 18.00 session on Christmas Eve or NYE
Closed on Christmas Day

Adult Chocolate Masterclasses - £35

An exclusive experience, with a behind the scenes insight into the luxury Hotel Chocolat brand from, Cocoa Growing to “Bar in the hand”. Over the course of an hour, you will be immersed in the world of Hotel Chocolat, meet the creators of chocolates and hear their stories, working your way through an eclectic collection of decadent goodies, whilst sipping a glass of fizz.

Every Thursday from 16 December – 13 January
19.30 – 20.30