It’s that time of year again, when everything around London goes a little bit festive. You can’t turn a corner without seeing some sparkly lights and being engulfed in holiday cheer.
Just before December hit us I decided to jump on the festive bandwagon and do something I’d never done before but that has always been on my Christmas Bucket List. Ice Skating at Somerset House, it’s up there in London’s Christmas Must Do’s, right by a trip to the Harrods Grotto and forcing yourself to Winter Wonderland – all things you try to avoid but at some point you have to overcome the Scrouge within and go!
However instead of the usual skating around for an hour with Kids on toy Penguins crashing into your knees to the soundtrack of Michael Bublé’s Christmas Album on repeat, I thought I’d opt for something a little bit different.
For something a little less meh I booked a couple of tickets for one of the Club Nights at Somerset House. A few evenings a week a number of DJs from the UK’s leading club nights as well as European Festivals are taking to the Ice and Dj-ing while punters can attempt to act cool in the cold.
I booked the first session on a pretty festive Friday Night while the guys from Horizon Festival, a ski and snowboard festival in Bulgaria, jumped on the Decks. Dancing on Ice is not as easy as it may seem, so an hour went pretty quickly as I tried to just not land on my ass. DJs included the likes of Applebottom, Klose One and Planas playing some Groove and House to get us going.
With some pretty amazing sessions coming up over December including the guys from PMR, as well as Ibiza Rocks and Lovebox curating a line up I would 100% recommend this for a night of something a little bit different.
And what tops it off is you can pop to Tom’s Kitchen next door to warm up with a Mulled wine after all that exercise – I’m going to say it feels just like Christmas.