This winter, the arts and culture event space, Somerset House will launch three new corporate hire packages for its celebrated ice rink.

Guests attending Somerset House will be able to enjoy the Christmas backdrop, with the famous 40ft Christmas tree which takes centre stage in the 18th century Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court.

All three of the winter packages for 2017 have been tailored to event planners and companies looking to mark the festive season with a truly unique experience.

Ranging from exclusive private hire of the ice rink before it opens to the public, to the hire of the Portico rooms and Navy Board rooms over Thames, the packages can also offer up to 80 tickets per public session for guests to skate as a group in conjunction with booking event space at Somerset House.

“Our iconic venue is already well known for its festive atmosphere and Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason,” said Jenny Freestone, head of corporate events at Somerset House.

In previous years, the building has played host to winter events such as Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade and the immersive virtual reality experience, Björk Digital.

“For Christmas 2017, we are very excited to be able to offer guests exclusive hire of the ice rink to celebrate the festive season in style. We have created three versatile options to fit with individual company needs,” added Freestone.

The ice skating rink will open to the public on 15 November until 14 January.