Where to Go for Ice Skating in London

What is your favourite thing to do during the winter months?  Beside skiing and building snowmen, ice skating is a long standing tradition in London. The first artificial ice rink in London was known as the Glaciarium and was unveiled in Chelsea in 1876.

Nowadays, ice skating has become a popular leisure activity during the cold months and the capital is spoiled for choice with a wide range to choose from, all of them set within pretty spectacular grounds. We have hand-picked the best ice rinks in London, where you can enjoy go with friends, have a cool activity date, or just hang out with a hot drink and watch the bravest ones, dance and occasionally, slip on ice.

The Natural History Museum Ice Rink
When: 31st October 2013 – 5th January 2014
At the iconic South Kensington Museum is a spectacular rink with 76,000 twinkling fairy lights as well as stalls to buy gifts and food.
Where:
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
The ticket price is £11.50.
The nearest Tube Station is South Kensington.
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Broadgate Ice Rink
When: 4th November 2013 – 27th February 2014
It’s the longest outdoor Ice rink in London with a Bar BBQ on the ice.
Where: Exchange Square, Broadgate Estate, London EC2M 2RH
The ticket price is £12.50.
The nearest Tube Station is Russell Square
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The Bluebird Ice Skating Rink
When: 11th November 2013 – 5th January 2014
Don’t miss this glamorous pop-up ice rink in the heart of Chelsea.
Where: Bluebird Chelsea, 350 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5UU
The ticket price is £10.
The nearest Tube Station is Sloane Square.
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Somerset House Ice Rink
When: 14th November – 5th January 2014
At Somerset House is the most glamorous ice rink or let’s say ice dance floOr. Enjoy skating by having some champagne & chocolate by listening to top live DJs from Europe and the UK.
Where: Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Tickets are from £8.75.
The nearest Tube Station is Temple
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The Tower of London Ice Rink
When: 16th November 2013 – 5th January 2014
Is there any better way to celebrate the festive season than ice skating in the 1000 year old tower Moat? It’s one of the coolest location to meet friends or with your family.
Where: HM Tower of London, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB
The ticket price is from £9.
The nearest Tube Station is Tower Hill
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Westfield London Ice Rink
When: 21st November 2013 – 5th January 2014
Revel in the fashionable surroundings of Westfield London’s indoor rink, in The Atrium. Fun Penguin and Seal stabilisers will keep young skaters looking like professionals and festive tunes will provide the perfect soundtrack for a magical experience.
Where: The Atrium – London Westfield, Shepherds Bush, London
The tickets are from £9.
The nearest Tube Station is Shepherds Bush.
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Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
When: 23th November 2013 – 5th January 2014
The festive family favourite returns back to Hyde Park with top shows, the observation wheel, a huge Christmas market as well as a great ice rink.
Where: Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
The entry is free.
The nearest tube station is Hyde Park Corner.
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Canary Wharf Ice Rink
When: 26th October 2013 – 16th February 2014
Nestled under the soaring buildings of Canada Square, and bathed in twinkling festive lights, visitors can go for ice skating under beautiful twinkling trees.
Where: Canada Square park, London E14 5AX
The ticket price is from £9.
The nearest Tube Station is Canary Wharf.
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Eyeskate at the London Eye
When: 27th November 2013 – 5th January 2014
There is nothing better than ice skating around a very famous attraction
Where: EDF Energy London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster, Bridge road, London SE1 7PB
The ticket price is from £6.75.
The nearest Tube Station is Westminster.
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Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
When: 30th November 2013 – 12th January 2014
In front of the beautiful Hampton Court Palace you can go for ice skating or just to have a drink at the Ice Bar & Cafe.
Where: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, London KT8 9AU
The ticket price is from £9.
The nearest Tube Station is Hampton Court.
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