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

With 11,194 sq ft of ice and a Tudor 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.

Hit the ice in a UNESCO World Heritage Site as The Queen’s House ice rink, set in the grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich, is back. Enjoy views of the river and Greenwich Royal Park as you glide (or slip and slide) your way around the ice.

You’ve not been able to ice skate at Canary Wharf since 2018 but now the ice rink is back in action and it’s going to be here for a mammoth 18 weeks, so you can keep skating well into the new year.

After a hiatus in 2020, the ice rink is coming back to the Natural History Museum this year. The 30ft Christmas tree will once again be at the centre of the rink, making it one of the most magical places you can get your skates on in the city, and the Cafe Bar will also be back in action.

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CANARY WHARF ICE RINK

23rd October 2021 - 26th February 2022
Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB

Ice ice baby! That’s right, the ice rink has returned to Canada Square Park this festive season and this time it’s going to be open well into the New Year and beyond Valentine’s Day, so you’ve got plenty of time to get your skates on. The rink is covered and adorned with hundreds of fairy lights, so you can practise your pirouettes whatever the weather and when you’re done you can grab a well-deserved drink from the rink-side OffPiste bar.

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NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

22nd October 2021 – 16th January 2022
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom

After a hiatus in 2020, the ice rink is coming back to the Natural History Museum this year. The 30ft Christmas tree will once again be at the centre of the rink, making it one of the most magical places you can get your skates on in the city, and the Cafe Bar will also be back in action with hot food to keep you feeling toasty in between spins on the ice. It will be the final time the rink is installed outside the museum as next year the space is being transformed into a biologically diverse green space.

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SKYLIGHT

Opens 5th November 2021
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 and heated pergolas up on the roof you can make a real night of it too.

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SOMERSET HOUSE

17th November 2021 – 16th January 2022
Somerset House ,Strand, London WC2R 1LA

Someset House is probably one of our fave places to go skating in London. 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 Jaguar, Foundation FM, and Clyde Built Radio taking to the decks. Moet & Chandon will be running the Skate Lounge, there’ll be a Chocmobile from Hotel Chocolat and Jimmy Garcia will be popping up with Chalet Barragiste, serving up winter warmers like game burgers, vegan fondue and build-your-own s’mores

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THE QUEEN'S HOUSE

18th November 2021 - 9th January 2022
Queen's House, Romney Road, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF, UK

Hit the ice in a UNESCO World Heritage Site as The Queen’s House ice rink, set in the grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich, is back. Enjoy views of the river and Greenwich Royal Park as you glide (or slip and slide) your way around the ice.

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HAMPTON COURT PALACE

13th November 2021 - 9th January 2022
Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU

With 11,194 sq ft of ice and a Tudor 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. Book tickets here.

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QUEENS SKATE DINE BOWL

From 21st October 2021
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 rounds of curling on the ice, food from MEATliquor, and cocktails and shakes from the rinkside Sin Bin bar.

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ALEXANDRA PALACE ICE RINK

27th November 2021 - 3rd January 2022
Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY

Skating is for life, not just for Christmas, which is why the ice rink at Ally Pally is open all year round. But it gets extra special over the holidays with festive skate sessions and Christmas Club de Fromage discos. Whizz round the ice and reward yourself with a few mulled wines from the Ice Cafe.

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