Ice-Skating in the Heart of London

Ice-Skating in the Heart of London
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With Christmas approaching, winter sports fever is back. These can also be practiced in town, amidst fe-stively decorated streets and buildings and the scents of sweets and vin brulé. In London, there are two incredible locations for ice-skating and more. For the last twenty years, the 16th Century complex of Somerset House changes its face every winter, hosting, in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, one of the most beautiful ice rinks in the city. Under a thirty-metre-high Christmas tree, both experts and beginners alike glide over the ice, many taking ad-vantage of the possibility to even take skating lessons. Time flies between a walk around the Christmas market, hot chocolate at the Baileys Skate Lounge and a gourmet dinner at the Fortnum Lodge. And for those who like to stay up late, there’s the Skate Late session with a DJ for an extraordinary all-nighter on the ice scheduled for Saturday, 7 December. The Natural History Museum creates a magic atmosphere as well for the holidays, when the iconic buil-ding in South Kensington puts up its Christmas lights and its square is transformed into one large skating rink. While Bambi, Torvill and Dean will please the children, the café with its panoramic patio will welco-me everybody with hot specialties for the holiday season.
Francesca Grego - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel London