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Ice skating in London and the capital's best ice rinks

Even if the snow didn’t last long, we’ve got your back. Check the list below and find the best places to go ice skating in London.


After the weather this past week, it’s safe to say that winter, and the festive season, is well and truly upon us. Luckily for you though, London is still a great place to spend time outdoors with your family and friends and remain physically active!

One of the activities that Londoners can take advantage of this Christmas is ice skating, so we’ve compiled some of the top ice rinks across the city that you can enjoy during your celebrations.

Have a look below at the list of London’s best, pick your favourite and go ice skating!

Natural History Museum

The ice rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to visit around Christmas time. Set against the backdrop of the historical Waterhouse building, the ice rink is one of the best places for families to spend time together around the fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees and with the smell of toasted marshmallows in the air.

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Somerset House

Somerset House is a great place to enjoy the prefect winter day out. A series of specially curated music nights will be organised throughout winter season and the West Wing will transform into Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade – the perfect place to find all your Christmas gifts this festive season.

Tower of London Ice Rink

In the winter season, London’s most famous castle gets festive. At Tower of London you won’t be just skating with the Tower of London in the backdrop – you’ll actually going to be in it. The magic and the ambience of the castle offer a unique and unforgettable setting. Skating at Tower of London Ice Rink will also give you the chance to experience a unique view of The Shard and its Christmas lights at the night time.

 

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Ice Rink Canary Wharf

Ice Rink Canary Wharf is one of London’s outdoor ice rinks. Located in Canada Square, the clear roof offers the best of both worlds – the weather proofing of an indoor rink with the fresh air of an outdoor ice rink, guaranteeing the best possible ice skating experience regardless of what the British weather holds.

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Skylight Ice Rink

One of London’s most popular rooftop docks, Skylight transforms over winter. Skylight features London’s first rooftop ice skating surface and offers delicious fondue, seasonal cocktails and mulled wine. From Skylight, you will get the chance to admire London’s skyline while slowly sliding on the ice.

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