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THE BEST LONDON ICE RINKS

The ice is back baby and these are the best Christmas ice rinks to take a spin on in London.

London Ice Rinks Highlights

It’s one of the most magical places to get your skates on and the Natural History Museum ice rink is back for another year. Alongside the 30ft Christmas tree, they will also be serving up seasonal treats from The Café Bar as well as providing a perfectly positioned viewing balcony to warm your cockles after a spin on the ice accompanied by a fairy tale view.

Someset House is probably one of our fave places to go skating in London and our top pick for date night. As well as being able to whizz around the 900 sqm outdoor rink, you can take to the ice once night falls as they play host to an array of DJs, artists, and clubs.

Not only does this rink offer you plenty of ice to show off your moves, it comes with a pretty special backdrop, which gets even better after dark as the Tower gets all lit up. You might even skate past a Beefeater. If you’re more like Bambi on ice, you can spectate (with a mulled wine in hand of course) from the rinkside bar.

You know what’s better than an ice rink? A rooftop ice rink and Skylight’s one is back in action this winter. And it’s not just about the bangin’ views, with wintry tipples, fondue, street food and DJs, you can make a proper night of it too.

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Until 12th January 2020
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom

It’s one of the most magical places to get your skates on and the Natural History Museum ice rink is back for another year. Alongside the 30ft Christmas tree, they will also be serving up seasonal treats from the cafe bar as well as providing a perfectly positioned viewing balcony to warm your cockles after a spin on the ice accompanied by a fairy tale view.

SOMERSET HOUSE

13th November 2019 – 12th January 2020
Somerset House ,Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Someset House is probably one of our fave places to go skating in London and our top pick for date night. As well as being able to whizz around the 900 sqm outdoor rink, you can take to the ice once night falls as they play host to an array of DJs, artists, and clubs. It’s a truly diverse programme with the likes of Nabihah Iqbal, Joe Goddard, DJ Yoda, Rinse FM and krankbrother.

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

22nd November 2019 - 5th January 2020
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU

With 11,194 sq ft of ice and a palace as a backdrop, there’s no better place to go for a spin than Hampton Court Palace. And when it comes to refuelling, you’ve got winter treats like plenty of mulled wine and rum punches on offer at the ice rink cafe. YUM.

SKYLIGHT

31st October 2019 - 25th January 2020
rooftop, ice rink
Penning St. Car Park entrance, Wapping Ln, St Katharine’s & Wapping, London, E1W 2SF

You know what’s better than an ice rink? A rooftop ice rink and Skylight’s one is back in action this winter. And it’s not just about the bangin’ views, with wintry tipples, street food and DJs, you can make a proper night of it too.

QUEENS SKATE DINE BOWL

From 18th November 2019
17 Queensway, Bayswater, London W2 4QP

The ice rink at Queens may be there all year round but they’re ramping it up for Christmas with XXXmas packages including bevvies and food from MEATLiquor.

TOWER OF LONDON

16th November 2019 - 5th January 2020
Tower of London, London, UK

Not only does this rink offer you plenty of ice to show off your moves, it comes with a pretty special backdrop, which gets even better after dark as the Tower gets all lit up. You might even skate past a Beefeater. If you’re more like Bambi on ice, you can spectate (with a mulled wine in hand of course) from the rinkside bar.

BAR ELBA

From 13th November 2019
Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8UL, UK

Bar Elba is putting a rink on its roof for the very first time this winter. As well as whizzing around the ice, you can sip on mulled wine and hot gin and feast on festive grub from Dip & Flip.

CITY ISLAND ICE RINK

12th - 22nd December 2019
Hopewell Square, London, E14 0SY

There’s a brand new rink in town this festive season at London City Island, and with no rink at Canary Wharf this year, it’s the perfect East London option. The 45-person rink will be open into the evenings so you can skate under the lights too.

CAMDEN MARKET

Until 9th January 2020
North Yard, Camden Stables Market NW1 8AH

Camden Market has turned its North Yard into the North Pole complete with North London’s longest outdoor ice rink. Skate right in the heart of the market and then treat yourself to festive grub from the resident traders afterwards.