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The best ice skating rinks in London

The best ice skating rinks in London

Tis the season to get your skates on and glide gracefully (or stumble) through the ice! Read on for the hotlist of the best ice skating rinks in London…


Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink – 13 November to 9 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 truly magical experience.


Natural History Museum – 22 October to 16 January

This will be the last year for the ice rink at the Natural History Museum! It welcomes people of all ages and abilities for a fun day out in a stunning location. Plus, there’s a spectacular 30ft Christmas tree.


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – 19 November  to 3 January

Romantically set around a Victorian bandstand under a canopy of twinkling lights and in the heart of London’s Hyde Park, this large rink is perfect for a winter skate. All ages and abilities are welcome, including wheelchairs.


Somerset House – 17 November to 16 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, from 5 Nov

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.


Canary Wharf Ice Rink – 23 October to 26 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 Christmas sessions 18 December to 3 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 the fantastic Nutcracker on Ice, coming between 6 and 12 December!