Ice-skating is one of the really fun family things to do at Christmas in London. See the locations listed below for some of the top ice-skating rinks in London.
1. Winter Wonderland Ice Rink (9 Nov-3 Jan)
Get your skates on at the biggest outdoor ice rink in the UK at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
Where: Hyde Park
Prices: Free to £7.50
2. Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink (13 Nov-9 Jan)
Glide across the ice under the stars, in the grounds of Henry VIII’s former residence. This beautiful, outdoor, open-air ice rink offers you the chance to glide across the ice under a star-covered sky while surrounded by spectacular views of the historic Tudor palace.
Where: Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court Way, Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Prices: Child from £11.50, Adults from £16, Family: from £46.00 to £52.00
3. Natural History Museum Ice Rink (22 Oct-16 Jan)
The Natural History Museum Ice Rink is one of the top places to visit at Christmas in London. After an incredible 16 years, this will be the final year of the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum. Book your skate session online to guarantee your place or buy your tickets from the box office when you arrive
Where: The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
Prices: £15.95 - £19.80
4. Somerset House Ice Rink (17 Nov-16 Jan)
Skate at Somerset House returns, with an exciting new partnership this year with Moët & Chandon, promising a spectacular season of celebration in the heart of London.
Where: Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Prices: Child from £8.50, Adult from £11.00,
5. Queen's House Ice Rink (18 Nov-9 Jan)
Join us at the Queen’s House Ice Rink this winter as our magical open-air ice rink takes centre stage once again in the beautiful grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich. Set in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rink is surrounded by iconic architecture, with views of Greenwich Park to the south and the glittering lights of Canary Wharf to the north, providing a backdrop of some of the best views in London.
Where: Queen’s House, Romney Road, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
Prices: Child from £8.50, Adult from £15
6. Ice Rink Canary Wharf (23 Oct-26 Feb)
OPEN FOR A STAGGERING 18 WEEKS THIS SEASON, BRINGING YOU ANOTHER COVERED ICE RINK, SO YOU CAN ENJOY YOUR SKATE REGARDLESS OF THE WEATHER, UNDER TWINKLING LIGHTS AND THE STUNNING BACK DROP OF CANARY WHARF. WE ARE RUNNING A CASHLESS EVENT THIS SEASON, SO TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE.
Where: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB
Prices: child from £11.95, Adult from £17.95, Family - £49.50
7. Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Skating is a year-round activity at the Palace but the rink feels particularly merry at Christmas time and gives an opportunity for a full-on festive day out. Book onto one of our Christmas skate sessions or Christmas Club de Fromage discos and enjoy whizzing around the rink to your favourite Christmas tunes topped off with a mulled wine or festive treat in our Ice Café. The Christmas skate experience is available every weekend from 27 November and throughout the school holidays between 18 December and 3 January.
Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY
Prices: Child from £6, Adult from £9, Family - £32.50
8. Skylight London Ice Rink (5 Nov-16 Jan)
This Christmas, Skylight is expanding beyond the rooftop and taking over Tobacco Dock. We’re bringing our award-winning service & famous igloos to the iconic Canalside and our Ice Skating Rink returns to the Rooftop for the first time since 2019.
Where: Skylight, Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street, Wapping, London, E1W 2SF
Prices: Ice skating is £15 for 45 minutes – you cannot book in advance, just visit our skate hire on the day to pay for your session
9. Queens (All Year)
Grab a pair of skates and hit central London’s only year-round ice-rink at QUEENS
Located in Bayswater, Queens way is the ultimate entertainment centre. 50,000 sqft of activities including Ice skating with state of the art sound and light, 12 lanes of Bowling, Casino games, Private Karaoke rooms, Fully licensed bar, Specialty foods, home made Italian ice cream parlour, video and novelty games.