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London’s Top 10 Ice Skating Rinks

London's Top 10 Ice Skating Rinks


Winter's here and the festive season is upon us. Time to get outside, put on your skates and 

enjoy the crisp London air!

Alexandra Palace

Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY

The nearest London Underground station is at Wood Green (but you'll still need to take W3 bus up the hill from there).

Alexandra Palace is a bit removed from the center of town but that's what makes the skating so special here – its commanding hilltop view of the city. Ice skating rink is open year round.

Broadgate Ice Rink
350 King's Road, SW3 5UU

The nearest London Underground station is at Liverpool Street.

Conveniently located near Liverpool Street Station with plenty of activities, attractions and venues close by, this popular rink is open until the end of February.


County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7PB

The nearest London Underground station is at Waterloo. Westminster station is close too.

Swish across the ice as the icon London Eye spins just overhead. Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, this popular and conveniently located rink is a great one for the whole family.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU

Hampton Court rail station is a two minute walk from the palace. Trains leave regularly from Waterloo.

Set beside the picturesque Hampton Court Palace, once home to King Henry VIII, this rink offers history on ice.

Ice at the Tower
HM Tower of London, EC3N 4AB
The nearest London Underground station is at Tower Hill.

More historic skating with a fantastic backdrop! Ice at the Tower gives skaters the chance to zip through the Tower of London moat while taking in the views of Tower Bridge and the river.

Ice Rink Canary Wharf

Canada Square, E14 5AB

The nearest London Underground station is at Canary Wharf.

Skate among the skyscrapers and the fabulous skyline and river views at East London's Canary Wharf rink.

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
The nearest London Underground station is at South Kensington.

One of London's longest running and favourite skating rinks, the ornate Natural History Museum is a lovely setting for scenic skating and is ideally located for folks visiting London. 

Skate at Somerset House
Strand, WC2R 1LA

The nearest London Underground station is at Temple.

Presented by luxury good brand Coach, this popular rink amid the neo classical grandeur of Somerset House is a festive setting for live music, late night shopping and more Yuletide fun.

Westfield London
Ariel Way, W12 7GF
The nearest London Underground station is at Shepherd’s Bush.

Skate indoors at the popular West London shopping destination. 

Winter Wonderland Skating Rink 

Hyde Park

The nearest London Underground station is at Hyde Park Corner.

Last but by no means least, the skating rink at the Winter Wonderland seasonal amusement park is perchance the city's most epic. Set around Hyde Park's Victorian bandstand and illuminated with more than 100,000 lights, it's a fun place to skate with London's largest Christmas market and a variety of rides and attractions at hand as well.


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