Story loves London in the winter. With Christmas soon approaching it’s nearly that time to grab your skates and discover London’s top ice-skating rinks! With some rinks being part of London’s top attractions you will discover even more festive things to do while skating around. Being located in central London we’re spoilt of choice of festive ice rinks. From historic to modern you have your pick of ice skating rinks throughout the city. Find out and see where is best for a festive skate in London…

Natural History Museum

The famous Natural History Museum ice rink is always the first to open for the festive season. Take the time and discover this stunning ice rink for yourself and skate around the courtyard of the museum. While keeping warm with a mulled wine you will be surrounded by fairy lit trees and twinkling lights to transport you into the most perfect Christmas setting.

Tower of London

Why not check out one of London’s most famous landmarks on ice! Situated in the dry moat, the Tower of London ice rink is truly historic and the most iconic setting for a seasonal skating session. The stunning central London ice-skating rink is the perfect way to finish your evening while having a tasty winter treat at the Ice Rink Cafe Bar.

Somerset House

Everyone’s favourite – Somerset House! The stunning venue marks its 20th anniversary of its ice rink this year. The courtyard is frozen over and centred around a 40ft tall Christmas tree. Not forgetting its spectacular, upscale alpine lodge provided by the luxury Fortnum & Mason. Keep an eye out for the special club nights which includes the chance to spin around to your favourite DJ soundtracks under the stars.


Discover the new cutting-edge ice rink with sweeping views of London’s skyline! Have the opportunity to skate outside while being on a rooftop when visiting Skylight London. located on top of Tobacco Dock warehouse you’ll be well looked after with heated skate bars serving London’s favourite cocktails and tasty street food to end your night in style.

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Place provides a stunning ice-skating rink with the opportunity to take part in sessions for beginners and experts. The wintery attraction is ideal for all skaters and is one to impress when beautifully lit after dark. Located by the side of the Thames, the outdoor rink is great for a family day out after exploring the former home of King Henry VIII.

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