Yep, it’s started. The capital’s seasonal ice rinks are officially frozen! Set in magical locations all over the city, with backdrops of twinkling lights, Christmas trees and stunning views. Embrace the darker evenings and chill in the air and get your skates on this winter…
One of the most beautiful locations to skate in London. Quintessential of the city, they’ve teamed up with Fortnum & Mason creating the Fortnum’s Lodge and Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade – the perfect place to replenish after a whirl around on the ice.
Go To: somersethouse.org.uk
Natural History Museum
Set in front of the stunning Waterhouse building, and surrounded by fairy lights, skate around the Christmas tree to the smell of mulled wine and toasted marshmallows.
Go To: nhm.ac.uk
Tower Of London
London’s most famous tower gets festive! Glide around the rink whilst taking in the magic and ambience of the castle beside the Thames.
Go To: toweroflondonicerink.co.uk
Welcome to Winterville! Clapham Common’s first outdoor ice rink. Complete with Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden, Plonk Golf, a fairground, a roller disco, themed bars, a family Christmas show and a market filled with creations from independent designers… Or bypass them all and head straight to the skates.
Go To: winterville.co.uk
The East London bar is home to the capital’s only rooftop ice rink. New to London this year, Skylight boasts an après-skate themed bar, street food, DJs, ice hockey and beautiful panoramic views of the city.
Go To: skylightlondon.com
Home to the largest open air ice rink in the UK, set around Hyde Park’s Victorian bandstand (complete with live band), and nestled under a canopy of sparkling lights. For many Londoners, the opening of Winter Wonderland means the start of Christmas!
Go To: hydeparkwinterwonderland.com
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