Slip Slidin’ Away: Where to ice skate in London


Ice Skating in London

What’s more wintry than a spin on skates? This season sees some newcomers to the traditional rinks, including bumper cars on ice in Elephant & Castle, 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 23 December 2018
Cost: Adult £10 |Concession/Student/Under 16s  £9 | Child (Under 12) – £8 | Family (4 Tickets) – £30
More info: winterville.co.uk/attraction/ice-rink


 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 16th February 2019
Cost: from £9.95
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 6th January 2019
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 13th January 2019
Cost: Child £8.50 | Adult £17
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 6th January 2019
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 6 January 2019 and open Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
Cost: £8 child | £13 adult
More info: jw3.org.uk/icerink


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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 20th January 2019
Cost: Adults from £12.65 | children from £8.80| families from £39.60
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 2019
Cost: £10.50 under 12 | £12.50 13 to 15 | £14.50 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 2019
Cost: £12
More info: skylightlondon.com/faqs

Elephant and Castle

Where: Castle Square
Bumper Cars on Ice, DJs, themed skate nights, food, drinks and festival film screenings
29th November – 6th January 2019
More info: www.elephantandcastle.org.uk

*Updated November 26, 2018.