Where to go Ice Skating in London

Here in England, we know with winter comes cold days, dark nights and often some pretty grizzly weather. But, here at Dolphin House, winter is one of our favourite times of year. Not only does London look beautiful in the morning frost,

ice skates on snow
ice skates on snow

but the winter season brings with it some great pop up events in the Capital – our favourite being the good old fashioned ice skating rinks!

There’s something magical about an evening of fun spent skidding and skating around with friends and, to mark the start of winter, we have scoured the city to bring you the best ice skating rinks in London.

Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII’s  sixteenth-century pad- Hampton Court Manner, makes a picturesque backdrop for this 900 metre-square foot outdoor rink. Ice guide’s can be hired to assist the less confident and skating lessons can be booked in advance. And to warm you up mulled wine is served at The Ice Bar and Cafe.

Ice skating

Ice Skating at Somerset House

Enjoy the perfect winter day out ice skating at Somerset House.
At London’s most beautiful ice rink you can skate day or night with family and friends from 14 November 2018 until 13 JAN 2019.

Skate at Somerset House this Winter with Fortnum and Mason, who are offering an array of seasonal experiences on and off the ice. Skate ’til late on selected dates, when after dark the rink will see DJ’s from top London clubs bring the decks to the ice. Apres-skate cocktails can be enjoyed from the Fortnum lodge Bar and mulled wine sipped from The Skate Lounge.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 

The Magical ice kingdom that is Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park returns annually to London. The Magical Ice kingdom awaits, not to mention The Christmas circus and Christmas Markets. All of which can be enjoyed after a session on the ice rink.

Winter wonderland

Natural History Museum 

You can skate to the beautiful backdrop of Albert Waterhouse’s Natural History Museum buildings. This historically, magical rink is adjoined by a smaller ice rink for children (and the odd adult) to skate at a slower pace. Thursday’s will be accompanied by live music and hot drinks provided by The Ice Bar and a pretty fairground carousel.

Canary Wharf 

Heels off, skates on, the skate rink at Canary Wharf returns for the second year running. There’s skate aid penguins for those feeling a little wobbly, barbecue food, craft beer and wintery cocktails will be served up at Q on Ice, going to the office has never been such fun!

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