7 Magical London Ice Rinks

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Fenella Tobey by | Posted on 13th November 2017
7 Magical London Ice Rinks

There is no Christmas without ice; whether it’s in your G & T at your office party, or turning your drive way into a lethal boobie-trap, there is no escape. Therefore to truly get in the spirit we have comprised a shortlist of the best London ice rinks so buckle up your booties and don your hats a scarves.



Why: This years Winterville has returned south of the river to Clapham Common. For the first time Winterville has included an Ice Rink on its list of endless entertainment. No matter who you are, or what your pleasure you’re guaranteed to find something of interest. A small treasure trove with heaps to offer, glide from Ice Skating, to the Roller Disco, Plonk Golf, a backyard cinema and of course street feast. 23rd November – 1st January 2018

Where: Clapham Common, www.winterville.co.uk


Why: The key is in the name, Skylight will welcome you into a neon lit winter playground. With the atmosphere of an urban apres ski bar. Perhaps the coolest thing about this ice rink is that it is the only one with a roof top view. Gaze up at the stars and out at the London skyline while you spin and twirl about. Sounds idyllic, no? You can even try you hand at Ice hockey shooting. Open now until the 7th January 2018

Where: Tobacco Dock, Pennington Street Entrance,  Wapping,  E1W 2SF, www.skylightlondon.com



Why: The Tower of London is a fantastic landmark to visit in its own right. It’s not often however that we get the chance to whizz upon its moat. See the Tower from a different perspective and revel in the history of the place as you skate. It’s all about the magic and drama with this one. 17th November – 2nd January 2018

Where: The Tower of London, Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB www.toweroflondonicerink.co.uk


Why: It’s back, 1300 sqm of ice where you are free to roam and bomb about as you please. When you feel like a little adventure you can take a detour down the ice path. Absorb the twinkly atmosphere and dawdle under the canopy of trees. If you tire of the action, you can hangout by the bar, or checkout the many restaurants that surround the rink. Open now until 24th February 2018 

Where: Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, E14 5AB, www.icerinkcanarywharf.co.uk


Why: Here you will be skating around the Maritime Greenwich Heritage site. The views are what sells this one, from the Greenwich observatory to the Queen’s house. Surrounded by open air, whether it be a frosty afternoon, or a chilly evening, you’ll be beaming form ear to ear as you feel the pink in your cheeks and the essence of winter filling your lungs. 1st -31st December 2017 

Where: Old Royal Navy College, Park Row, SE10 9LS www.greenwichwintertime.com



Why: If skating to the backdrop of Hampton Court Palace wasn’t romantic enough, wait until the evening when it it is lit up, it has date night written all over it. 24th November – 7th January 

Where: Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU www.hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk


Why: This has been one of London’s favourites for a long time, and it’s easy to see why. Nestled in the centre of Kensington, it is not as far out of the way as some of the others. Let loose your inner ice princess in front of the Natural History Museum, under the trees lit up with Christmas lights. Sounds perfect to me, it is a little smaller than some of the others, but that just means you won’t have far to crawl when you fall flat on your arse. Win win! Open now until the 7th January 2018

Where: The Natural History Museum, Kensington, Cromwell Road, SW7 5BD www.nhm.ac.uk

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