Best Places to go Ice Skating in London
Go ice skating in London this Winter to get in the festive spirit. So we visit the best temporary outdoor ice rinks this winter. From Somerset House, Tower of London to the Natural History Museum. So we check out the best looking outdoor ice rinks in London this winter.
Somerset House Ice Skating
The stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain courtyard is the backdrop to London’s most beautiful ice rink. You can skate during the day or night at Somerset House.
Enjoy the perfect winter day out at Somerset House. Also skate Lates features an extra special series of music nights throughout the season.
Après-skate, treat yourself at Fortnum’s Lodge. Serving dishes designed for two to share. Also relax and take in the spectacle in the rink-side bar. Also serving seasonal drinks and warming snacks in the Skate Lounge.
Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade returns this year. So transforming the West Wing of Somerset house into a one-stop, essential festive shopping destination.
Tower of London Ice Skating
Ice skate at the Tower of London on the Ice Rink in the castle moat. So you don’t just get to do it with the city’s most iconic historical landmark as a backdrop, You’re in it!
As you glide around the 1040m² rink, take in the magic and ambience of the castle beside the Thames. Also with unique and unforgettable views of the Tower.
The Tower of London Ice Rink looks extra stunning in the evenings. When the lights, set against the castle wall adds to the dramatic jaw dropping views.
So for history with a modern twist, there’s no better winter location for ice skating in London.
Natural History Museum Ice Skating
Ice skating against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building. So the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be each winter.
Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees. Also with the smell of mulled wine and toasted marshmallows in the air from the cafe bar.
Whether you can dance on ice like Torvill and Dean, or you skate more like Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink is a must each festive season.
Also if you don’t skate you can soak up the atmosphere from the Café Bar and balcony. The Café Bar also has a bird’s-eye view of the rink and is open daily until the Ice Rink closes. So even if you are not skating it is a great place to meet for a drink and a slice of cake.