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Best Places To Go Ice Skating In London During The Holidays


What better way to spend the Holidays than with a bit of ice skating and some hot chocolate or mulled wine in the cafe afterwards? That’s why we’ve listed the best outdoor ice skating rinks in London!


  1. Luminocity Ice Rink Canary Wharf

The Luminocity Ice rink in Canary Wharf is a nice addition to this years ice rinks with is 8km of led lights laid beneath the ice. It also has the Luminocity bar that’s perfect for a post skate snack or drink. Skating costs from £9.95 for an hour skating, this includes the skates. (Open until 25th of February)

2. Somerset House Ice Rink

The Ice rink at Somerset House is one of the most beautiful ones. During the day you can skate in the beautiful courtyard and enjoy loads of refreshments in the cafes surrounding the rink. In the evening they host special club nights with International DJ’s. Tickets cost from £7.50 and can be booked online or bough at the ticket office at the rink. (Open until 15th of January)

3. Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Nothing says Christmas more than Winter Wonderland and of course they have an ice skating rink too. The rink is the largest open air rink in the UK and is open form 10am to 10pm every day. Tickets starts at £9.50 but hurry up today is the last day!

4. Hampton Court Palace Ice rink

This Surrey ice rink has a pretty impressive backdrop and it is absolutely stunning when lit up at night. If you don’t feel to confident on your skates you can actually hire a guide to come out with you, perfect for the ice skating newbie. Tickets starts at £13.50 and the rink is open until March.

5. Natural History Museum Ice Rink

This South Kensington ice rink also has a great backdrop with the museum in the background and is popular with both tourists and locals. The area also has a carousel, a rink-side cafe and a bar, perfect for a warming drink after you’ve finished skating! Tickets cost £12.50 and the rink is open until January 8th.

6. Tower of London Ice Rink

Soak up the historic atmosphere at this iconic ice rink located in the grounds of Tower of London but be aware that it can get super busy! If you want to avoid the crowd get there early and do a mid morning session before moving on to a great lunch. Tickets starts at £13.50 and get there now as it closes on the 3rd of January.

7. Broadgate Ice Rink

This rink is especially popular with the city boys and girls but it is actually one of London’s longest running rinks. Spend a great afternoon skating at the Exchange square and enjoying the surrounding street food and bars! Tickets starts at £13.50 and the rink is opened until February 2nd.

8. Westfield Ice Rink

Fancy combining a bit of shopping with a bit of ice skating? Head out to Westfield and have an entire day filled with your favourite activities. This ice rink is located in the middle of the shopping centre and is perfect for when you’re tired of shopping! Tickets starts at £10.50 and the rink is open until January 8th.

So hurry up, grab your flatmates and get out of that flatshare of your- go ice skating!

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