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The best ice skating rinks in London

The best ice skating rinks in London

Cheer up your January! Read on for the hotlist of the best ice skating rinks in London and Surrey…

1 Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink – 17 November to 8 January

This lovely open-air ice rink offers you a chance to skate while admiring stunning views of the red-brick historic Tudor palace under a star-studded sky. A magical experience.

2 Glide at Battersea Power Station – 11 November to 8 January

London’s newest addition to its spectacular ice rink offer, and the only one located riverside, Glide at the newly reopened Battersea Power Station features three interconnecting rinks surrounded by twinkling lights. Or, if you prefer watching others skating, hop on a vintage funfair ride or chill out with a mulled wine in a cosy cabin.

4 Somerset House – 16 November to 15 January

Another festive classic, the beautiful ice rink transforms the neoclassical courtyard into a must-visit winter destination, along with a majestic 40-foot Christmas tree decorated with specially designed Moet & Chandon ornaments for great photo opportunities.


ROOFTOP ICE RINK – Tobacco Dock Skylight

Venture east to Tobacco Dock and you’ll find Skylight, a rooftop ice rink with a view of the spellbinding London skyline. Put on your skates and spin against the vastness of the sky.

6 Canary Wharf Ice Rink – 22 October to 25 February

Open for an 18-week long season (yes, really!), the covered ice rink in Canary Wharf offers you a chance to enjoy your skating come rain or come shine! (or come snow…) Glide beneath twinkling lights and against the spectacular backdrop of this amazing part of London


Alexandra Palace Ice Rink – year-round, with Festive Skate sessions 28 November to 8 January

The spectacular Grade II listed Ally Pally is located on the northern edge of the capital and is known for its yearly firework spectacle, as a venue for great gigs, and come winter, as a Mecca for skaters. The entire space transforms with a large rink, and the dramatic interior is lit up in festive lights. Plus, book your tickets for an Ice Disco!