Ice skating in London is a wonderful experience, wether it’s in the court of Somerset House or underneath the towering skyscrapers in Canary Wharf. It’s an annual event, taking place around the capital, from October to February. Get ready to hit the ice together with family and friends with our guide to the best London ice rinks this Christmas.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Striking Christmas setting on the steps to the historical Natural History Museum in South Kensington.
When: Open now and until January 5. Times vary.
Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD
Tickets: £13.50 children £9
Broadgate Ice Rink
Less touristy and tucked away in the heart of the financial district of City of London.
When: Open now until 27th February.
Where: New location this season due to building works in Broadgate Circle, but still close to Liverpool Street and Spitafields Market. See map here.
Tickets: £9, children £7 and skate hire £2. No pre booking, first come first served.
Somerset House Ice Rink
One of London’s most glamorous ice rinks situated in the grand eighteenth-century courtyard at Somerset House.
When: Daily 10am-10.15pm from 14th of November to 5th of January
Where: Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Tickets: £7.50 – £15
Eyeskate by London Eye
Eyeskate in the shadow of one of London’s most iconic landmarks, situated on the fabulously festive South Bank.
When: Daily 10am-9pm, from 27th of November until 5th of January.
Where: EDF Energy London Eye, Riverside, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
Tickets: £10.50 children £7.50. Discounts are available if purchased online.
Canary Wharf ice rink
Nestled beneath the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, this glittering outdoor London Ice Skating rink is a must visit.
When: Open now and until 16th of February, Weekdays 10.30am-11pm, Saturday 10am-10.45pm and Sunday 10am-9.45pm.
Where: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AH
Tickets: £13.50 children £9.50