Top 6 places to go Ice Skating in London 2019

The Christmas countdown has begun and that means one thing – ice skating! Whether you are planning a festive family day out or a date night without your little elves, London has plenty of ice rinks fit for the occasion. We have rounded up our favourites so all you need to do is choose.


Natural History Museum Ice Skating

Skate till 12th January 2020


One of the most magical ice rinks in London this Christmas! Skate with your loved ones to the backdrop of the iconic building and christmas lights nestled in trees at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink. With step-free access, a Café Bar and a birds eye viewing platform, skating here is a must do. 


Tower of London Ice Skating

Skate till 5th January 2020


With spectacular views and iconic atmosphere, the Tower of London ice rink is at the top of our winter pop up list. If the Thames and the grounds of the fortress weren’t already enough for little eyes to gaze at, the rink comes into its own after sunset with a spectacular light display!


Somerset House Ice Rink

Skate till 12th January 2020


Celebrate 20 years of ice skating at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason. This year they even have skate all-nighters where you can do exactly what it says on the tin! Perfect idea for getting the teens out the house. Before you head home, make sure to grab yourself a Baileys Hot Chocolate – only for Mummies and Daddies. 


Hampton Court Palace Ice Skating

Skate till 5th January 2020


Get your skates on this festive season against the backdrop of Henry VIII’s historic home. The open-air ice rink offers fun for all ages and skating abilities. Don’t stop the fun there, why not take a stroll around the grounds or visit the palace to complete your trip?


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Skate till 5th January 2020

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Let your wannabe Bambi’s run free on the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink! Live music from the nearby bandstand will have you singing yuletide tunes all day long. But if the skating isn’t for you or if the kids are fed up of pushing around their penguin skate aids, enjoy a hot chocolate or festive drink together from the spectator’s platform. 


Skylight Tobacco Dock Ice Rink

Skate till 25th January 2020


Skylight is home to Europe’s only real ice rooftop ice rink, so gather the gang and head down ASAP. Think you’ve got what it takes to be an NHL pro? Try out the Ice Hockey Slap Shot challenge for the chance to win fun prizes. 


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