Best places to go ice skating in London

Where to get your skates on in the capital this winter

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best ice rinks in london: natural history museum

Ice skating in London is one of the most magical winter activities that everyone can enjoy and it should be top of your list of things to do. From November to January, the capital's ice rinks open at London's most beautiful attractions, from royal palaces to shopping malls, creating the ultimate winter day out.

Whether you take to the ice like Torvill and Dean or slide like Bambi, here's our pick of the best places to get your skates on in London this winter 2014...

Natural History Museum

Make the move from the museum's dinosaur skeletons to the ice rink quick enough and it'll feel like a mini Ice Age. The 950-metre ice-rink is surrounded by some of London's most iconic museums. Enjoy the Christmas lights above and the lively festive atmosphere of one of city's most popular Christmas attractions.
When: 30 October 2014 to 4 January 2015
How much: Children from £8.80, adults from £12.65

London Eye

The spectacular Eyeskate ice rink returns to the South Bank for a fifth year, bringing back plenty of festive fun and themed activities. As well as enjoying a 45-minute ice skating session in the shadow of one of the capitals most famous landmarks, visitors can book a flight on the London Eye with a Winter Cocktail Experience or Frosty Guided Experience.
When: 15 November 2014 to 4 January 2015
How much: Children from £6.75, adults from £9.45

london's best ice rinks: Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Put on your ear muffs, gloves and skates and enjoy festive fun on the ice amid glorious Tudor surroundings. Hampton Court Palace's outdoor ice rink offers spectacular views of King Henry VIII's magnificent home, on the banks of the historic River Thames. For an even more magical setting, book an evening session to skate under the evening stars.
When: 21 November 2014 to 4 January 2015
How much: Children (3 to 7 years) from £8, adults from £11.50

Somerset House

London's most glamorous ice rink has added further opulence to its glittering reputation with the Fortnum & Mason's pop-up experiences for 2014. Warm up with champagne and truffles, mulled cider and of course, the brand's world famous teas, before gliding against the iconic neoclassical Palladian backdrop. The Skate Lounge returns for those looking to spruce up their skills, as well the rink's Club Nights.
When: 11 November 2014 to 11 January 2015
How much: From £7.50

best places for ice skating in london

Westfield London

Located in the shopping centre's grand Atrium, this is one of London's coolest indoor ice rinks, boasting a fashionable backdrop and hosting themed sessions, with live DJs, performances on the Westfield Presents stage and family entertainment.
When: 20 November 2014 to 4 January 2015
How much: Children from £6.50, adults from £11.50

Winter Wonderland

A true family favourite, Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park this November with an array of festive attractions including the Lycamobile Ice Rink. Don your skates and flide around the glittering ice rink set around the Victorian bandstand and illuminated with over 100,000 lights.
When: 21 November 2014 to 4 January 2015
How much: Children from £8.50, adults from £10.50

Get your skates on! Best ice rinks for winter fun

Get your skates on! Best ice rinks for winter fun


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