In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries it was the done thing to demonstrate your status and largesse by putting up a grand stately home. Presumably the scions who built London’s Somerset House and Syon Park would be losing their wigs to find out that nowadays the main reason people want to visit their grand piles is to enjoy a somewhat lesser architectural marvel, transparent igloos erected in the grounds.
But who can blame them? We’ve watched igloo dining go from niche to normal in a matter of Christmasses and now they’re popping up at two of our favourite London destinations thanks to The Eventist Group, a hard hit events firm bouncing back in style.
At Syon Park, the London home of the Duke of Northumberland, igloo dining takes place in the spectacular grounds of Syon Park’s Great Conservatory. Guests can enjoy lunches, afternoon teas or dinner in the luxury igloos ideal for four to six guests.
Running from Thursday 3rd until Wednesday 23rd December, the setting is idyllic and uniquely covid-secure for guests and staff alike!
Enjoy lunches, afternoon teas or dinner in the luxury igloos ideal for four to six guests...
And the offering at Somerset House is similarly spectacular. Igloos will be spread around the famous Edmond J Safra Fountain Courtyard, overlooked by the neoclassical edifice that is one of London’s most famous buildings, now home to the UK’s largest and most exciting creative community.
Visitors are invited to indulge in dishes designed by the award-winning culinary team and perfectly crafted for the festive season.
And the location is second-to-none, just over the river from Waterloo Station and at the end of The Strand, ideal for Christmas shopping in Covent Garden, Seven Dials and beyond!
Whatever other Christmas plans you make, make sure you include some top-level iglooing!
Go ahead and book at Somerset House here…