Best Ice Skating Rinks in London, IMG Cred: Chris Osburn

Glide into the London Fun!

There are lots of great opportunities in London to glide right through this holiday season and well into the New Year. Here's a list of the best rinks in town. Most close on the 6th of January but a number stay open a bit longer than that including the rink at Broadgate which welcomes skaters until the 24th of February.


Broadgate Ice Rink
Open now until February 24, 2013

Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS
Nearest Transportation: Liverpool Street Station

Zip about with a modern, skyscraper backdrop and plenty of great shops, restaurants, bars and transportation links nearby.


Canary Wharf Ice Rink
Open now until January 13, 2013


Canada Square Park, E14 5AH
Nearest Transportation: Canary Wharf Underground Station

Stunning views of some of London's tallest buildings and the Thames, this rink is close to Canary Wharf Station and lots of amenities.

Eyeskate
Open now until January 6, 2013

London Eye, Southbank, SE1 7PB
Nearest Transportation: Waterloo Station

A fantastic riverside rink next to one of London's most spectacular structures and most popular destinations, the London Eye! 'Skate Eye' packages are available and offer a fantastic way to experience the city in winter.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
Open now until January 13, 2013

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Nearest Transportation: Hampton Court Rail Station

Skate back in time and take in the grandeur of Henry VIII's palace on the river.


Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Open now until January 6, 2013

Hyde Park, Serpentine Road, W2 2UH
Nearest Transportation: Hyde Park Corner Underground Station


London's most beloved park hosts one of the city's most popular winter attractions with a gorgeous and spacious rink.


Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Open now until January 6, 2013

Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Nearest Transportation: South Kensington Underground Station


Not only is the Natural History Museum a fantastic attraction in its own right, it's also a brilliant place to skate and admire the ornate beauty of it and the other nearby buildings.


Skate at Somerset House

Open now until January 6, 2013

Somerset House, The Strand, WC2R 1LA
Nearest Transportation: Temple Underground Station

A classic setting to ice skate at one of London's most popular seasonal rinks.


Tower of London Ice Rink
Open now until January 6, 2013

Tower of London, Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB
Nearest Transportation: Tower Hill Underground Station

The Tower of London is a must see attraction. Why not enjoy some wintry fun while you're here?

Westfield London Ice Rink
Open now until January 6, 2013

Westfield London, Ariel Way, W12 7SL
Nearest Transportation: Shepherd's Bush Underground Station

Have a skate and get your Christmas shopping done at one of London's most popular retail destinations.


Westfield Stratford City Ice Rink
Open now until January 6, 2013

Westfield Stratford City, Great Eastern Road, E20
Nearest Transportation: Statford Station

Europe's largest urban shopping center hosts this rink with a view of the London 2012 Olympic Park.


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photo: Chris Osburn

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