A collaboration made in festive heaven!! One Aldwych x Somerset House have joined forces to bring some extra cheer this season with their seriously stylish Skate & Stay winter package. It seems like a no brainer for the two to get together as neighbours the already share the same area.
The leading contemporary luxury hotel is offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous overnight stay at One Aldwych with full English breakfast. Guests can discover the magic of Skate at Somerset House – one of London’s most beautiful seasonal ice rinks.
Over the holiday period, Somerset House is transformed into a vibrant winter destination with daily skating at its iconic courtyard, Skate Lates with evening DJ sets from renowned performers, the Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade for unique Christmas gifts and the cosy Fortnum’s Lodge with indulgent fondue and mulled wine.
After gliding around the dazzling open-air ice rink, guests are invited back to warm up in the elegant Lobby Bar at the hotel with a round of special Festive Showtime Cocktails, inspired by the hotel’s Theatreland location. Choose from seven perfectly-mixed drinks including Jungle Bells, Mulled Berries and Father Negroni, all served with a mini mince pie. We loved the ‘Other half’ with Rémy Martin and Perrier Jouet champagne and the ‘Jasmine Breeze’ a smoky concoction of Patron tequila and Mezcal.
What’s more you can sip away against a dazzling backdrop of Snow Dome Christmas Tree in the Lobby Bar and pretend you’re in Narnia or somewhere equally mystical. Designed by the hotel’s resident florist Mark Siredzuk, the towering 25-foot tree is adorned with 130 Snow Domes. Each one holds a charming snow scene: nutcracker soldiers, reindeers beside mini fir trees, toy trains winding up snowy hillocks, penguins on icebergs, robins all aflutter. The tree is made from 125 bunches of natural birch twigs, with 7,400 clear fairy lights (about 100 metres) while the base is a shiny mirror box with globe lights.
This ultimate Skate & Stay experience includes accommodation with full English breakfast for two, ice skating for two at Skate at Somerset House (time based on guest preference) and Festive Showtime Cocktails for two to enjoy in The Lobby Bar during the stay. Rates start from £510 per night (inc. VAT) for two people sharing an Aldwych Room.
One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ, T(0)207 300 1000
Skate @Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, T(0)20 7845 4600