Best ice skating in London
Get your skates on and glide on over to some of the most popular ice skating rinks along our route. Don’t let the cold stop you from enjoying a twirl on the ice in this year’s unmissable atmosphere of Christmas. If you’re going with friends, why not take advantage of our GroupSave train ticket? It offers groups of 3-9 adults a third off adult off-peak tickets.
Travel from South Essex to London return from £8.80 with our Online Advance tickets
Somerset House Ice Rink
When? 17 November – 26 February 2022
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Somerset House ice rink, so they’ll be Christmas celebrations galore. For the first time ever, there will also be 24-hour skating (on selected nights) to tie in with the 24/7 exhibition, so don’t miss your chance to watch the sun come up over London whilst gliding on the ice.
How to get there by train: Take the c2c train to Fenchurch Street, then District Line to Temple
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
When? 22 October – 16 January 2022
Like a scene from a fairytale, the fantastic backdrop of London’s iconic Museum sparkling in lights with trees glittering with decorations is picture perfect. The towering Christmas tree centre to the ice rink also adds to the season’s glee of passing patrons both on and off the ice, as there’s also a bar and balcony that overlooks the rink for joyful spectators. Kids will love it, and you can whisk them there for only £2 over weekends and school holidays with our Kids for £2 train tickets. This will be the final year the ice rink will appear at the museum so don’t miss one last skate!
How to get there by train: Take the c2c train to Fenchurch Street, then change for District/Circle Line to South Kensington.
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink, Hyde Park
When? 19 November – 3 January 2022
This ice rink is claimed to be the largest open air rink in the UK, so there’s plenty of room to skate around the centre bandstand; lit up with a fairy light canopy. For evening sessions there’s also live acoustic music played for skaters to enjoy, really giving you that magical Christmas feeling. And with the whole of Winter Wonderland around you, there’s plenty to do after.
How to get there by train: Take the c2c train to Fenchurch Street, then change to the Central Line for Marble Arch.