7 Ice Skating Rinks To Visit in London

7th November 2015

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It’s that time of the year where ice rinks pop up like crazy and thousands of Londoners and tourists alike flock to them to enjoy pirouetting, dancing or (more on my level) skating around in a circle or figure of eight. There is no better way to experience the season than skating in the fresh air and enjoying a fresh cup of hot chocolate afterwards. Of all the wonderful places to do this, the best known is without a doubt the rink at the Natural History Museum, but more than enough options are available for the Christmas season. So grab those skates and check out one of these rinks.

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD (nearest tube is South Kensington) – open from Thursday 29th October – Sunday 3rd January 2016 – adult from GBP12.65

Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA (nearest tubes are Temple or Covent Garden) – open from Wednesday 18th November –  Sunday 10th January 2016 – adults from GBP8.85

Canary Wharf Ice Rink, Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB (nearest tube is Canary Wharf) – open from Saturday 31st October – Saturday 27th February 2016 – adult GBP14.95

Broadgate Ice Rink, Exchange Square, London, EC2A 2BQ (nearest tube is Liverpool Street)  – open from Monday  16th November – Thursday, 25th February 2016 – adult GBP13.00

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London,  (nearest tube is Marble Arch or Hyde Park Corner) – open from Friday 20th November – Sunday 3rd January 2016 – adults from GBP10.50 – GBP14.50

Hampton Court Ice Rink, East Molesey, Surrey – open from Friday 20th November – Monday 4th January 2016 – adults from GBP11.50 – GBP13.00

Westfield London Ice Skating Rink, Ariel Way, London, (nearest tubes are Shepherd’s Bush, Wood Lane or White City) – open Thursday 19th November – Sunday 3rd January 2016 – adults from GBP10.00

5 thoughts on “7 Ice Skating Rinks To Visit in London

  1. Aisling

    I haven’t been skating since moving to the UK 2.5 years ago! I do think it’s funny since I’ve seen a few of the skating rinks in London and often it’s been people sort of skating through puddles because the rinks don’t stay cold enough. I’m hoping to go this year, although probably just to the Brighton Pavilion one since it’s close to where I live.

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  2. Rai

    I love ice skating but never get to go! We only have one in Sydney that I know of and its too far away plus none of my friends and family like to ice skate! You are spoilt for choice in London! I should try and go at least once this Christmas!!

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  3. Tamsin @ A Certain Adventure

    Woohoo, I’m so excited it’s ice skating season! I somehow managed to not set foot/blade on a rink last year, so I’m going to make up for that big time this Christmas 🙂 Maybe I should make it my goal to go on every one on your list 🙂 xx

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