Ice-skating at the Tiffany-adorned Somerset House is one of those glorious new London traditions that make the freezing winter weather almost worth it.
And last night the ice-rink at the 18th-century building opened for its tenth season of skating, as model and Cambridge student Lily Cole switched on the lights on the Christmas tree – decorated, of course, in Tiffany blue.
Even if you can’t skate – and Lily herself, after switching the lights, took a spectacular tumble on the ice – you can enjoy a warming cup of Tiffany hot chocolate while watching those with better balance spin on their skates.
Early birds can show up for “Breakfast With Tiffany”: early-morning skating sessions where everyone gets a Tiffany cupcake, with a free hot chocolate (or a post-skate glass of champagne for the grown-ups).
For more information, visit the Somerset House website.
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood