The most beautiful ice rinks in London at Christmas

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During the Christmas holidays, many ice rinks are set up all over London. You can skate outdoors under the stars or indoors sheltered from the cold. Some rinks are reserved for children or people with reduced mobility. Here is a preview of the most beautiful ice rinks in London to discover with friends or family.


Skating at Alexandra Place

Located inside a magnificent Victorian building, the Alexandra Place Ice Rink (open all year round) is London's largest indoor ice rink.


Information and reservations on the See Tickets website


When? All year

Business hours :
Weekdays: 11:00 a.m. - 13:30 p.m. / 14:00 p.m. - 17:30 p.m.
Week-end : 11h30 – 13h30 / 14h00 – 16h30 / 20h30 – 23h00
Closed on December 25th and January 1st

Metro National rail bus Wood Green, Alexandra Palace StationW3

The ice rink at the Natural History Museum

Located in the district of Kensington, this ice rink offers a magical setting at the foot of the famous Natural History Museum. On this occasion, a magnificent Christmas tree is installed in the middle of the ice rink and garlands light up the trees.

The café-bar offers a bird's eye view of the ice rink and is open every day until the ice rink closes.

Information and reservations on the Ticketmaster website

When? From October 19, 2019 to January 12, 2020

Business hours : Every day from 10 a.m. to 00 p.m. Closed on December 22

Metro bus South Kensington14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430, C1


Skate on a rooftop!

This small ice rink, which can accommodate up to 50 skaters, promises to offer a magnificent view!

Skating will cost £ 12 per 45 minute session, also including skate rental. No reservation: first come, first served.
To eat, there are street food stands, fondue and cocktail bar.
Free entry for non-skaters.


More information on the Skylight London website

When? From October 31 2019

Business hours :
Thursday - Friday: 17 p.m. - 23 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 12 p.m. - 23 p.m.

National rail Metro Tower HillShadwell, Wapping


Skating in Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

The Winter Wonderland ice rink is the largest ice rink in the UK but also the most beautiful with a pretty Victorian bandstand and countless fairy lights at its center.

Please note, reservations are strongly recommended as the ice rink has many followers.

Information and reservations on the Winter Wonderland website

Tips ! Take advantage of off-peak hours to pay less!
10% reduction for groups of 20 people or more.

When? November 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Closed on December 25

Business hours : 10h00 - 22h00

Metro bus Lancaster Gate, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, Queensway2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 19, 22, 30, 36, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 274, 390, 414, 436


Skating at Somerset House

Located in the courtyard of the 18th century building, Somerset House's ice rink is lit with torches and fairy lights. A very beautiful setting where skaters are sheltered from the wind.

If you want to improve yourself - alone or with your children - a skating school provides lessons taught by instructors accredited by the National Skating Association, all weekend November and December.

Children under 8 can join the Polar club to take their first skating steps with the help of fun polar bear stabilizers!

For lovers of music and atypical experience, book a ticket for Club Nights on Friday evening and skate to the rhythm of the mixes of the greatest DJs.

Information and reservations on the Ticketmaster website

When?  13 November 2019 - 12 January 2020
Closed on December 25

Business hours : Every day from 10h to 22h.

National rail bus Hampton Court11, 216, 411, 641, R68


Tower of London Ice Rink

The ice rink of the Tower of London sits in one of the drained moats and offers a superb view of the Thames.

And after a skating session, you can go to the ice bar and have a drink in an ice glass and discover ice sculptures, all at a temperature of -5 ° bbrrzzzzzzz

Little advice ! Book your visit in the evening to be able to benefit from the night lights of the Tower of London.

Bon plan! To get there you can even take an old bus Routemaster (line 15) from Trafalgar Square and leave by Sailing on the Thames.

When? November 16, 2019 - January 6, 2020
Closed on December 25

Business hours : 11:00 pm - 22:00 pm
January 1: 11:00 a.m. - 19:00 p.m.

Information and reservations on the London Tower website.

Metro bus River shuttles Tower Hill15, 42, 78, 100, RV1Tower Pier


Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Located in the Canary Wharf business district, the ice rink is surrounded by skyscrapers. According to some, it would give it a little New York air, with the London Skyline illuminated all around.

An originality, to reach the main rink, the skaters skate through a path lined with illuminated trees. A romantic stroll!

A temporary pub offers a selection of drinks (craft beer, mulled wine, cider, etc.) with the possibility of eating.

When? Closed for the 2019/2020 edition
Closed on December 25

Information and reservation on the site


bus River shuttles Canary Wharf135, 277, D3, D7, D8Canary Wharf Pier


Westfield Shopping Center Ice Rink

This ice rink located in the atrium of Europe's largest shopping center allows visitors to combine shopping and skating.

It is ideal for children who can skate warm and safe using mini penguin or seal shaped stabilizers (£ 5).

The atrium is a festive place with family entertainment, live music and above all an indoor ice rink sheltered from the cold and ideal for children.

When? 2020 dates not confirmed

Business hours :

Monday Saturday : 10h00 - 21h00
Sunday: 10h00 - 18h00
24 December: 10h00 - 18h00

Closed on December 25

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