Yes, it’s that time of year again in London, when we dust off our ice skates and venture out in search of gluhwein, pretzels and skating rinks.
There seem to be more and more cropping up in London every year, so Little London Whispers has decided to make it easy for you and put a list of our top 7 places to ice skate in London.
Our Top Seven Ice Skating London Venues
Natural History Museum. Last year to enjoy this iconic location, before it turns into an urban garden space. Fairy lights, mulled wine against the iconic backdrop (See our Day Out in South Kensington for any time foodie suggestions).
Ally Pally. Alexandra Palace has an ice-rink all year around and this Christmas it has come alive with Christmas markets . (Wood Green on Piccadilly Line is nearest tube).
Hampton Court Palace. Great excuse to visit Henry VIII’s palace. The ice-rink is at the front of this beautiful palace. Very atmospheric at night with the stunning lit-up backdrop. Tonnes of great places to eat in Thames Ditton.
Skate at Somerset House. Well, this is beautiful and an LLW’s favourite. This year it is sponsored by Moet & Chandon with Hotel Chocolate for that all important hot chocolate. See our Day Out in Covent Garden for nearby restaurants and bars.
One of the most exciting ice skating additions to this year is at the Queen’s House in Greenwich. One of London’s Unesco World Heritage sites is hosting an ice skating rink with the stunning backdrop of Greenwich.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Apparently the largest ice rink in the UK, this is in the middle of this mad Christmas fest. Open from 10am – 10pm, there’s a bandstand with live music next to it with loads of stalls and bars to choose from.
Skylight at Tobacco Dock. Something different – a roof-top ice-rink with the City of London as a backdrop. If you can, grab yourself a canal side igloo and make an evening of it.
If you discover somewhere new, let us know!