London at Christmas time is bright and beautiful everywhere you…
With the sound of sleigh bells fast approaching, it’s time to whip on those ice skates and head off onto the shiny glean of ice at some of London’s most iconic locations. Whether you’re a Torvill and Dean type skater or an amateur, it doesn’t matter – there’s fun to be had for all!
The Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Available: 25th October until 20th January
Opening times – 9am until 10pm
This absolute gem gives you a full Christmas-in-London experience. Not only is it set at one of the most famous attractions in the city, the Natural History Museum, but it has a beautiful ice rink, carousel, thousands of sparkling lights and a place to warm your cockles with a mug of hot cocoa! The Natural History Museum ice rink offers utter festive bliss.
Clapham’s Winterville Ice Rink
Available: 15th November until 23rd December
Opening times – Times vary on weekdays and weekends
Located in the heart of Clapham’s pop-up Christmas town in Clapham Common, you will be immersed in a wonderland of fun at Winterville! Get your skates on for 45 whole minutes as you show off your spectacular ice skating skills, gliding across the outdoor ice rink and having fun with friends and family.
Afterwards, you’ll get the chance to explore the festive surroundings including a dazzling fairground, the wonderful backyard cinema, plonk golf, a roller disco and Christmas market. You can even stop off for a cup of something scrumptious from the Street Feast that is sure to set your taste buds tingling after your ice skating adventures!
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
Available: 23rd November until January 2019
Opening times – 10am – 1opm
Head over to Hyde Park’s famous Winter Wonderland festival for a whole host of festive fun. This year, it brings comedy shows, Christmas karaoke, Peter Pan on Ice and much more to get you into the Christmas spirit. Once you’ve done your acrobatics on the ice, enjoy the wooded cabins adorned in holly and ivy for all of those little Christmas treasures that you can’t find anywhere else!
Somerset House Ice Rink
Available: 14th November until 13th January
Opening times – 8.45am – 11.15pm
Set with the backdrop of London’s exquisite Somerset House, this glistening ice rink is the perfect treat for all the family. Whether you want to skate during the day (on your lunch break!) or during the Skate Lates with all your favourite festive tunes, it’s an unmissable seasonal adventure.
The Tower of London Ice Rink
Available: 23rd November until 6th January
Opening times – 11am – 8pm
What could be better than skating around one of London’s most famous landmarks? Nothing, I hear you say. Well, this winter, you can take to the ice at the notorious Tower of London for an ice-skating experience like no other. After you’ve spent your time gliding across the rink, why not head into the Tower and come face to face with none other than the Crown Jewels!
There’s so much to see and do in the capital this Christmas that ice skating is just the tip of the iceberg (see what I did there?).
From everyone here at Golden Tours, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
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Originally from the quaint city of Canterbury, Katrina now lives in West London and enjoys going to the West End, trying new foods and watching her long suffering Arsenal FC play at the Emirates stadium.
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