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Ice Skating in London

Experience the magic of the holiday season with the best Christmas Ice skating in London for 2021. Whether its a romantic first date or a family day out ice skating at christmas is great entertainment. London has some of the most iconic and breathtaking backdrops for ice rinks. Some are pop up and some are permanent in london. So grab your skates and head on to one of the cities top rinks for a magical time this christmas and the obligatory glass of mulled wine!

Where are the Best Christmas ice skating places in London? Take a look at the Best Ice rinks in 2021 

Where can I go ice skating in London in December?

You can go ice skating all over Londons famous places at christmas with pop up ice rinks and some permanent rinks that get dressed up and revamped for the christmas period. You can skate at Covent Garden, Alexander palace, the Natural History Museum and even Hampton Court to name but a few. If you are looking for something  do at Christmas in London with the kids read on to discover the best Christmas Ice skating locations in London city.

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The Natural History Museum Ice rink 

This stunning Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter. It is set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building surrounded by fairy lights in frost-covered christmas trees. Skate your way around the rink with cosy gloves and the smell of mulled wine in the air.

When: It is open from 22nd October to 16th January 2022. from 10.00-22.00 (times may vary)  It is Closed on the 25th of December.

Price: The natural history museum ice rink costs £12.65 for adults, £8.80 for children and families are from £39.60.

Address: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD

Nearest tube station: South Kensington underground

The Natural History Museum ice rink most magical places to be this winter. It is set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building surrounded by fairy lights in frost-covered christmas trees. Skate your way around the rink with cosy gloves and the smell of mulled wine in the air.
Photo Credit The Natural History Museum

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Somerset house’s ice rink

Somerset House is a huge ice rink with an impressive backdrop. This year the ice rink Skate at Somerset House returns, with an exciting new partnership this year with Moët & Chandon! promising a spectacular season of celebration in the heart of London. Skate under the stars and a very spectacular tree right in the centre. They are doing 24 hr skating sessions so you could skate all night long!  

When: 17 November 21 to the 16th January 22 09.30 – 21.30 close Christmas Day.

Price: Adults price starts at £11, children £8.50

Address: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Nearest Tube station: Temple

11 Best Ice rinks in London. Skate Ice rink at Somerset house

London’s Hyde park Winter Wonderland 

One of the most well known Winter Wonderlands is held in London Hyde park. Not only can you skate but you can eat, visit Santa and try a array of fairground rides. With an Ice bar a fire pit and a multitude of shows and things to do you just may stay there all day a truly magical feast for everyone. At Winter wonderland you can skate under a canopy of twinkly lights and built around the iconic Victorian bandstand. They also have skate aids for kids. You can even take your own skates!

When: 19 November 2021 – 3 January 2022

Price: Adults from £10.50, Children: from £7.50

Address: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH

Nearest Tubes: Victoria, Green Park, Hyde Park Corner and Knightsbridge.

One of the most well known Winter Wonderlands is held in London Hyde park.Winter wonderland skating rink
Photo credit Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

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Queens House Ice rink at the Royal Museums Greenwich

A London Ice rink that opens later in January

The world UNESCO buildings of the Royal museum Greenwich are hosting Ice skating. With views over the Thames the historical Queens House is sure to be a breathtaking retreat this winter.

When: The ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day from Thursday 18 November 2021 – Sunday 9 January 2022.

Price: Adults from £15, Children from £8.50

Address: Romney Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 9NF

Nearest stations:

  • Greenwich Station
  • Cutty Sark DLR
  • Maze Hill Station
Queens House in Greenwich where the ice rink is set up
Queens House in Greenwich where the ice rink is set up

Hampton Court Palace Ice rink 

Is this the most scenic of all wintery rinks? Imagine skating at Hampton court the historic home of Henry the V111! This is perfect for families as they offer Penguin and Banana skate aids for the kids. These are available to pre-book. whizzing around the ice here costs just £10.50 for children and £15 for adults. You can skate this year from the 22nd of November to the 5th of January excluding christmas day.

When: Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink is open daily from 19 November 2021 – 2 January 2022 (excluding Christmas day).

Price: Adults £16, children £11.50

Where: Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU

Nearest Over ground station: Hampton Court station

Ice skating at Hampton Court Palace
Photo credit Hampton Court Palace

All year round iceskating at Alexander Palace Ice rink 

This ice rink at the Alexandra Palace is open all year round! There is even an Ice Disco that takes place every Saturday from 8:30 to 11pm, and monthly appearance’s from legendary London DJ Club de Forage. Situated inside the iconic Victorian building its a tad warmer too.

When: All year round

Price: Adults from £9.50, Children from £8.50

Address: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY

Nearest tube Station: Wood Green

Canary Wharf Ice Rink London

This Pop-up ice rink At Canary Wharf has scenic backgrounds of London’s most impressive buildings and the perfect back drop for winter in London. The ice rink is in the heart of Canary Wharf’s Canada Square Park, beneath the steel roof and glass of One Canada Square adorned with lights. The ice rink is available from 4 year upwards.

When: This year, the Canary Wharf ice rink will be open for 18 weeks, beginning on the Saturday the 23rd October 2021.runs until end of February and is therefore also great for a Valentine’s Day date night. In 2022, February the 14th falls on a Monday.

Price: Adults £17.95, children £11.95

Where: Canada Park Square London,E14 5AH

Nearest station: Canary Wharf

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