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Lace Up for These London Outdoor Ice Rinks

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Lets not skate around the subject – its a bit grinch-like of you to not already have a skating date in the diary. To ensure that your yule tide is not on thin ice, seek holiday cheer with a skating session at these outdoor ice rinks in London. 

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  • Skate Somerset House

    Get in on the return of Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason, the final word on London’s winter destination for stylish skating, festive shopping and gourmet food and drink. A new series of Skate Lates features contemporary music scene stars including Total Refreshment Centre, Five Miles and Balamii.

    Until 12 January 2020

  • Tower of London

    The Tower of London

    Ice skate at the Tower of London and you don’t just get to do it with the city’s most iconic historical landmark as a backdrop – you’re actually in it. As you glide around the 1040m² rink, take in the magic and ambience of the castle beside the Thames. The Tower of London Ice Rink gets an extra helping of splendour in the evenings with bright lights set against the castle wall.

    Until 5 January 2020

  • Natural History Museum

    Natural History Museum Ice Rink

    Book your skate session online to guarantee your place or buy your tickets from the box office when you arrive. You may have to wait for your turn on the ice if you haven’t booked your session in advance, especially during peak times. The museum also offers a Dine & Skate package, with a wintry afternoon tea by Scoff & Banter.  

    Until 12 January 2020

  • skylight


    Skylight has transformed into the perfect winter oasis. Have a go on the roof-top ice rink while looking out over the skyline. If you aren’t a fan of the cold, there will be delicious cocktails, mulled wine, cheese and street food from Flip Side and YIRO available – reason enough to brace it. Skylight will also be playing host to some of the best DJs in London for one-off parties and events.

     Until January 2020. Thursday & Friday 5pm – 11pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am – 11pm.

  • Hampton Court Palace Outdoor Ice Rink

    Hampton Court Palace

    Skate against a backdrop of one of the grandest palaces on earth: Henry VIII’s historic royal residence – and the magical setting of this year’s The Favourite – Hampton Court Palace. The open-air ice rink is one of the very best for festive fun. Be transported to one of the country’s most scenic skating settings, with spectacular views of the Thames-side Tudor palace. 

    Until 5 January 2020

  • Winter Wonderland Outdoor Ice Rink

    Winter Wonderland

    The UK’s largest open air ice rink just got bigger! Grab your skates and get on the ice, set around Hyde Park’s Victorian bandstand under a canopy of sparkling lights. There’s no way more apt to kick off the winter season than with festive skating, open from 10:00am – 10:00pm daily. Stretch out and practice your skating during a crisp, early morning skate, enjoy the afternoon sun as it glistens on the ice, soak up the romantic atmosphere at twilight, or skate after dark under the stars.

    Until 5 January 2020

  • Tiffany's Outdoor Ice rink

    Tiffany & Co. Rink at Covent Garden

    Tiffany’s magical ice-skating rink at Covent Garden brings a chic touch of New York Christmas to London. Skate under the twinkling lights of the East Piazza at the one-of-a-kind immersive rink, decorated with shimmering snow and iconic Tiffany Blue boxes. What’s more, the rink is periodically spritzed with the sparkling floral scent of Tiffany Eau de Parfum.

    Until 26 December 2019

  • London City Island Outdoor Ice Rink

    London City Island Ice Rink

    Don’t lament this year’s loss of Canary Wharf’s ice rink – the rink at London City Island will provide East Londoners (and visitors) with plenty of festive fun. The open-air rink on Hopewell Square will host special sessions, including ones for children and pre-skating warmups with the English National Ballet, as well as a new artisan Christmas market.

    Until 22 December 2019

  • Camden Market Outdoor Ice Rink

    Camden Market Ice Rink

    To celebrate the iconic market’s 45th anniversary, the North Yard at Camden Market has undergone a festive makeover, now boasting London’s longest ice rink, 25m of ice lit up in green and red. After skating, take the little ones over to the Christmas grotto in the stables, where Santa himself will be putting on a mini magical show and workshop.

    Until 9 January 2020