Top 10 Ice Skating Places in London for Winter

By Sameer Kapoor on Dec 03, 2015
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The city of London looks beautiful in winters. The best way to enjoy the festive season here would be to take up skating at some of the most beautiful skating rinks in London that are set against amazing backdrops. Swinging and just sliding down these rinks can add that thrill and romance in your new year plans while you are staying in London. Here’s a list of some of the best ice skating places in London that guarantee you enough of fun times:

1. Broadgate Ice Rink


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This ice skating rink is perfect for skaters of all levels and ages. With a plenty of opportunities for skaters, this place also offers a lot for the spectators as they can watch from the heated terrace or enjoy hot chocolate and fondue in pop-up Alpine bar, The Lodge.

Where: Exchange Square, Primrose St, London EC2A 2BQ, United Kingdom

Nearest Landmark: Liverpool Street Station

Ticket prices : Adult/Teen (13yrs and over): £13.00, Children (4-12yrs): £9.00, Family (2 Adults + 2 Children or 1 Adult + 3 Children): £35.00

Timings : 10:00am - 10:00pm (daily)

2. Tower of London Ice Rink


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What can be a better place to skate than this beautiful historical backdrop of Tower of London ? One of the best ice skating rinks in London, skating here can introduce you very well to the city.

Where: Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AB, England

Nearest Landmark: Tower Hill

Ticket prices  : Adult £14, Concession £13, Ages (8-16) £10, Ages (3-7) £9.00, Family £40.00

Timings : 10:00am - 5:30pm

3. Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink


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Learn how to skate in the shadow of King Henry VIII’s 500-year-old pleasure palace this winter! Apart from skating in Hampton Court Palace , you can also enjoy refreshment on offer in the Ice Bar and Café, featuring delicious hot pies and tasty filled crepes. 

Where: A308, East Molesey KT8 9AU, England

Nearest Landmark: St. James Palace

Ticket prices : Adult £13, Concession £10.50, Ages (8-16) £9.50, Ages (3-7) £8.50, Family £38

Timings : 10:00am - 10:00pm

4. JW3 Ice Rink


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What makes this ice rink special is that this Jewish Cultural Centre is the only one to be open on Christmas Day and offers several special events.

Where: 341-351 Finchley Rd, London NW3 6ET, United Kingdom

Nearest Landmark: Alvanley Gardens

Ticket prices : Adults £12, Children's tickets £7.50

Timings: 9:00am - 10:30pm

5. Wembley Park Ice Rink

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Skating can be so much fun when it comes to doing it along with some designer shopping.  You can also visit a funfair or even take in a show at Wembley Park's ice rink, which sits under the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium. This outdoor Christmas ice skating destination is awesome for kids as they can have fun in Vintage fairground rides.

Where: Wembley Park, London

Nearest Landmark: London Designer Outlet

Ticket prices : Adults: £12, Student, Children 15 & Under, OAP, Jobseekers Concession: £10.50, Children 12 & Under: £8.50, Family Ticket: £37

Timings : 11:00am - 9:00pm

6. Swarovski Ice Rink 


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The Natural History Museum ice rink has teamed up with Swarovski Crystal this year to make Christmas special. Skate beneath a 40ft Christmas tree and admire 80,000 twinkling fairy lights.

Where: Cromwell Rd, London SW7 5BD, United Kingdom

Nearest Landmark: National History Museum

Ticket prices: £12.65, Child from £8.80, Family from £39.60.

Timings: 11:00am - 9:00pm

7. Eye Skate


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Situated in front of the big wheel itself, London Eye skate offers you a perfect place to glide past London.

Where:  Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London

Nearest Landmark: Westminster Bridge

Ticket prices : Adults From £10.50, Kids (4-15) From £6.75, Family Ticket From £18.90

Timings : 11:00am - 8:00pm

8. Canary Wharf


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This business district's soaring towers lend Canary Wharf Ice Rink a splendid backdrop. An iced path allows skaters to dash off from the main rink and glide below fairy light-laden trees and to enjoy beautiful views.

Where:  Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB, London

Nearest Landmark: Canada Square Park

Ticket prices: Adults £14.95, Children (4-12) £9.95, Family Ticket £41.95

Timings: 11:00am - 10:00pm

9. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland


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Enjoy Hyde park’s winter markets along with skating on one of the best ice skating places in London.

Where: W2 4RU, London, United Kingdom

Nearest Landmark: Diana Memorial Playground

Ticket prices : Adults £10.50, Children (4-12) £8.50, Family Ticket £34.00

Timings: 10:00am - 10:00pm

10. Somerset House Ice Rink


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The grand 18th-century courtyard that is home to Somerset House ice rink provides a stunning location for a skating session this winter. History along with fun can be a great combination indeed!

Where: South Building, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom

Nearest Landmark: Lyceum Museum

Ticket prices : Adults £16.10, Child £8.50

Timings: 10:00am - 6:00pm

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