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A Guide to Ice Skating in London This Christmas for 2023

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It’s that time of year again when London transforms into a winter wonderland (though snow is usually rare), and one of the best ways to enjoy the season is by ice skating. If you’re looking for the perfect place to go ice skating in London this Christmas, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a guide to some of the best ice skating rinks in London.

Somerset House Ice Rink

Located in the heart of London, the Somerset House Ice Rink is one of the most popular ice skating rinks in the city. With a stunning backdrop of the neoclassical Somerset House, this rink is perfect for a romantic date or a fun day out with friends and family. After your skate, warm up with a hot chocolate at the Skate Lounge. Opens November 15th.

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Skate beneath the twinkling Christmas lights and towering Christmas tree at the Natural History Museum Ice Rink. This rink is perfect for families with young children as it offers a separate area for skating lessons and a penguin skate aid. Opened October 22nd.

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink

The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Ice Rink is a magical experience for anyone who loves winter sports and attending this winter festival in the park. The rink is situated in the heart of Hyde Park, London, and offers a picturesque view of the park’s beautiful landscape. The ice rink is open to all ages and skill levels, making it an ideal destination for families and friends to enjoy during the winter season. The rink is beautifully illuminated and well-maintained, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned ice skater or a beginner, the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Ice Rink is a must-visit destination for those who love the thrill of gliding on ice. Opens November 17th.

Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Located in the heart of Canary Wharf, this ice rink is perfect for those who want to combine ice skating with some Christmas shopping. With over 300 shops and restaurants, Canary Wharf is the perfect place to spend a fun-filled day out. Opened October 21st.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

For a truly magical ice skating experience, head to Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink. Skate in front of the stunning Tudor palace and take in the beautiful riverside views. After your skate, warm up with a mulled wine at the Ice Bar. Opens November 17th.

No matter which ice skating rink you choose, be sure to bundle up and have fun. Happy skating!

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.


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