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Ice Skating in London

What’s more wintry than a spin on skates? This season sees some newcomers to the traditional rinks, including in Greenwich and Clapham, so wherever you are in London there’s an ice skating spot near you.


Where: Clapham Common, SW4 9DE
Featuring: all-weather outdoor rink, penguin skate aids, rink-side café, plus fairground, market, roller disco, kid disco, Mexican wrestling and more
When: until 1 January 2018
Cost: £9 child under 12 | £13.50 adult

More info: winterville.co.uk/attraction/ice-rink

Greenwich Winter Time Festival

Where: Old Royal Naval College, SE10 9NN
Featuring: a skating performance to open each session, covered rink, live music, theatre, children’s shows, market
When: until 31 December 2017
Cost: £14 child | £20 adult (for festival entry with ice skating)
More info: greenwichwintertime.com/whats-on/ice-skating


 Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Where: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB
Featuring: a dedicated children’s skating area, rink-side bar and street food, clear roof for all-weather skating
When: until 24 February 2018
Cost: from £10.50 under 12 | £14.50 adult (off-peak)
More info: icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk

 Tower of London Ice Rink

Where: in the Tower moat, EC3N 4AB
Featuring: outdoor ice rink with café bar, penguin skate aids, atmospheric surroundings
When: until 2 January 2018
Cost: £10.50 under 12 | £12.50 ages 13 to 15 | £14.50 adult
More info: toweroflondonicerink.co.uk


 Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

Where: Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
Featuring: year-round skating, ice skating classes, Ice Café, ice disco on Saturday nights
When: open all year long!
Cost: from £7 child | £8 adult
More info: alexandrapalace.com/ice-rink

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Somerset House Skate

Where: Strand, WC2R 1LA
Featuring: outdoor skating around Somerset House’s gorgeous courtyard, Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade, Fortnum’s Lodge, the Skate Lounge, Skate Lates music nights
When: until 14 January 2018
Cost: from £7.50
More info: somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/skate-somerset-house

 Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

Where: the northeast corner of the Wonderland site in Hyde Park, W2 2UH
Featuring: open-air ice rink with live music from the Victorian bandstand, plus the rest of what’s on at Winter Wonderland
When: until 1 January 2018
Cost: from £7.50 child | £9.50 adult (off-peak)
More info: hydeparkwinterwonderland.com/attraction/icerink

 JW3 Ice Rink

Where: 341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET
Featuring: outdoor skating, penguin aids and seated banana toboggans for little ones, Zest café
When: until 7 January 2018 and open Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
Cost: £8 child | £13 adult
More info: jw3.org.uk/icerink

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Where: Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD
Featuring: outdoor skating with the lovely museum as your backdrop, café/bar, chocolate workshops for adults and kids, Penguin Skate Club lessons for ages 4 to 8
When: until 7 January 2018
Cost: from £8.80 child | £12.65 adult
More info: nhm.ac.uk/visit/exhibitions/ice-rink.html

 Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

Where: East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Featuring: outdoor skating in front of the historic home of Henry VIII, ice rink café/bar with kids’ menu
When: until 7 January 2018
Cost: £10 under 12 | £12 13 to 15 | £14 adult
More info: hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk

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Where: Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street Entrance, Wapping, London E1W 2SF
Featuring: London’s only rooftop ice rink, fondue, cocktails, mulled wine, street food, DJs (kids welcome before 6pm)
When: until 1 January 2018
Cost: £10
More info: skylightlondon.com/faqs

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