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Where can I go ice skating in London over Christmas 2018? From Winter Wonderland to Somerset House and beyond

So strap up your skates and take to the rink at these 12 iconic London locations…

Somerset House

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.

Natural History Museum

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.

Canary Wharf

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.

Tower of London

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.

Winter Wonderland

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.

Hampton Court Palace

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.

Alexandra Palace

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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