Whispering Angel brings a fresh experience to Somerset House’s famous ice rink this winter
Chateau d’Esclans, home of Whispering Angel, announces its partnership with Skate at Somerset House this winter. A beloved staple of London’s winter season, Somerset House’s spectacular courtyard will welcome visitors for an unparalleled skating experience in the heart of the capital. This year, Whispering Angel transforms the Skate Lounge into a wash of pink, serving up hot and cold rosé based cocktails, whilst its high-energy sister rosé, Rock Angel, takes skaters into the night with Skate Lates, promising an unforgettable line up of DJ’s to create the ultimate winter experience.
With rosé fast becoming a year-round favorite, the Skate Lounge by Whispering Angel will offer a full menu of festive rosé cocktails, from a warming glass of Mulled Whispering Angel to modern twists on classic cocktails, including an Angels Margarita and a Rosé Negroni. Situated rink-side, the Lounge will see Whispering Angels DNA come to life in festive form. With everything from pink winter illuminations and retro pink skate decorations to Whispering Angel pink mugs and Christmas trees adorned with pink baubles, the Lounge provides the ultimate aprés-skate experience for those looking to unwind in a cosy booth off the ice and capture that insta-worthy shot with friends.
Celebrating exceptional moments of culture and creativity, Skate Lates with Rock Angel presents a curated line-up of contemporary DJs, artists and collectives, bringing full energy to the rink as the sun goes down.
Opening the series on 16 November, Pxssy Palace, celebrated for their events providing intentional spaces for black, indigenous and people of colour who are women, queer, intersex, trans or non-binary, will treat skaters to a night of high femme anthems and genre-bending club bangers. On 17 November, Cousins, whose resident DJs Basmati, Zaleel, A.G. and Manara host a bi-monthly show on NTS, will host a night celebrating the group’s love of shisha bar bangers, desi classics, baseline and garage. Raf Rundell (one half of The 2 Bears) brings the sounds of classic house, party disco and garage to the rink on 22 November, whilst broadcaster, DJ and writer Haseeb Iqbal (Worldwide FM) presents an energetic mix of jazz, punk, dub, drum and bass, garage, hip-hop and more to get skaters moving on 1 December. Bringing a taste of the dance-floor freedom they’d experienced whilst living in Melbourne, RAW SILK (best friends Grace and Steph) take to the decks on 6 December, for a set filled with pumping house, stomping EBM, balearic synths, breaks, drums and pop. South-London based DJs and label Deptford Northern Soul Club close the series on 12 January with the infectious sounds of Northern Soul.
With something for everyone to enjoy on and off the ice, Whispering Angel and Rock Angel are set to host the most exceptional of festive experiences at Somerset House this winter.
Skate at Somerset House with Switzerland Tourism opens on 15th November 2023, and will run through to 14th January 2024. Ticket prices range from £10-£25 for adults / £8-£13 for children, and are on-sale via somersethouse.org.uk.