London's enchanting ice rink (mid-November to early-January)

Slide on one of the most spectacular outdoor ice rinks in London and enjoy a magical winter experience. From stunning historic landmarks to modern surroundings, you can visit the best outdoor ice rinks in London. Temporary ice rinks pop up in iconic locations throughout the city and are popular attractions during Christmas and New Year.

Natural history museum skating rink

Ice skate in front of one of London's most iconic museums, as the twinkling fairytale lights and grand Christmas tree make for an enchanting experience during the winter season. The skating rink at the Natural History Museum is a top spot to visit in London during Christmas. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of skaters while indulging in hot chocolate or mulled wine at the museum's cozy café.

Somerset County Hotel skating

Skate at Somerset House in London is a beautiful location to glide along the ice. Spin in the neoclassical courtyard with giant trees, then warm up in Fortnum & Mason's luxurious alpine lodge, or browse gifts in Fortnum's Christmas Arcade.

Hampton Palace Skating Rink

Skate along Hampton Court Palace, or spend a day with friends exploring the home of King Henry VIII. The Hampton Court Palace ice rink is set against the spectacular Tudor facade of the palace, lit up in beautiful colors as the darkness descends. After skating, grab a warm drink at the bar on the rink to quench your thirst.

Skating in the tower of London

Head to the skating rink at the Tower of London, one of London's most important activities during Christmas. This sparkling skating rink in the heart of London has a unique medieval backdrop. Visit at night and you'll see the castle walls illuminated by hundreds of sparkling lights. Enjoy delicious winter food and end your night at the skating rink café bar.

Winter Wonderland skating

Ice skate on the largest outdoor ice rink in the UK at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Glide on the Victorian-era bandstand under fairy-tale lights and listen to live music from bands on the Winter Wonderland ice rink. Then, explore the bustling Christmas market, enjoy the fairground, and sample seasonal food.

Skylight London skating rink

On the rooftop skating rink styled after Skylight London, located on the roof of the former warehouse at Tobacco Dock, you can catch a glimpse of the London skyline, which is the main draw here. But you'll also find a heated Apre skating bar, which serves cocktails, hot drinks, and delicious street food, as well as cozy dome ice houses, perfect for resting after skating.