So strap up your skates and take to the rink at these 12 iconic London locations…
When: November 14 – January 13.
Where: The Strand, WC2.
Nearest stations: Temple, Covent Garden and Charing Cross.
Price: From £11pp.
Reason to visit: Skate to live DJs at one of the buzzing club nights – from Balamii, Rock the Belles to JAMZ.
There’s even a weekend skate school for kids, as well as a pop-up shop and foodie lodge from Fortnum & Mason.
When: October 25 – January 20.
Where: Cromwell Road, SW7.
Nearest stations: South Kensington and Gloucester Road.
Price: From £12.65 for adults, £8.80 for kids, £9 for students (includes a drink) and £39.60 for family tickets.
Reason to visit: This spectacular 950-square-metre ice rink is nestled in front of the iconic museum and surrounded by 76,000 fairy lights.
Pick up a winter warmer after in the museum café.
When: November 2 – February 16.
Where: Canada Square Park, E14.
Nearest stations: Canary Wharf tube and DLR stations.
Price: £16.95 adults, £10.95 for kids aged 12 and under, £13.95 concession, £46.50 family ticket.
Reason to visit: Surrounded by the towering buildings of London’s financial district, enjoy a post-work skate or visit with the family at weekends.
The rink is surrounded by 8km of LED lights.
When: November 23– January 6.
Where: Tower Hill, EC3.
Nearest stations: Tower Hill (tube), Tower Gateway (DLR) and Fenchurch Street (overground).
Price: £14.50 adults, £12.50 teenagers (aged 13-15), £10.50 kids, £12.50 concession, £42 family.
Reason to visit: A chance to glide around the 1,000-year-old Tower of London’s dry moat.
Wrap up in one of their insulated coats after to visit the Eis Haus, and grab a bite to eat in the Dip-Dunk Lodge.
When: November 22– January 6.
Where: Hyde Park, W2.
Nearest stations: Bond Street, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner.
Price: From £9.50 adults, £7.50 kids, £8.50 concession and £30 for a family.
Entrance to Winter Wonderland is free.
Reason to visit: Much more than just an ice skating experience.
Winter Wonderland also offers a traditional Christmas market, theme park rides, circus and ferris wheel – and more than enough mulled wine and hot dogs to fill your tummy.
When: November 1 onwards.
Where: Tobacco Dock, Wapping, E1.
Nearest stations: Shadwell, Wapping, Tower Hill and London Fenchurch Street.
Price: Tickets £10, available on the day only.
Reason to visit: London's first rooftop ice rink, which also offers DJs, ice hockey shooting, fondue and street food, and amazing city views.
The venue is set across three floors, and has a whole array of indoor and outdoor seating.
When: November 15 – December 23.
Where: Clapham Common, SW4.
Nearest stations: Clapham Common, Clapham South and Clapham Junction.
Price: £14 adults, £12 concessions and under 16s, £9.50 kids, £36 family
Those who live/work locally can get 50 per cent off skating sessions on weekdays, from 11am-5pm.
Reason to visit: Clapham Common's first ever ice rink. There's also a Christmas market with pop-up cinema, crazy golf, a roller disco and entertainment on site.
When: November 23 – January 6.
Where: East Molesey, KT8.
Nearest stations: East Molesey. There is also parking nearby.
Price: Adults £14.50, students £12.50 kids (13-15) £12.50, kids (12 and under) £10.50, concessions £12.50, family £42.
Reason to visit: This rink offers spectacular views of the magnificent Tudor palace where Henry VIII once lived. Make a day of it and visit the palace and gardens as well.
When: Open all year round.
Where: Alexandra Palace Way, N22.
Nearest stations: Alexandra Palace and Wood Green.
Price: From £9.50 adults, £8.50 kids, family £33.60 and £1.50 spectators.
Reason to visit: Take a tour of one of London’s most historic landmarks. It’s also home to ice hockey sessions and discos on ice every Friday and Saturday night.
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