Best ice skating in London
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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.
Somerset House Ice Rink
When? 13 November – 12 January 2020
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? 19 October – 22 January 2020
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.
How to get there by train: Take the c2c train to Fenchurch Street, then change for District/Circle Line to South Kensington
Tower of London Ice Rink
When? From 16 November
Why not whirl around the rink at one of London’s most famous landmarks and add some historical spice to your seasonal fun activity? Breathe in the fresh air as you look out to the picturesque backdrop by the Thames. There are also lots of great places around the area to cater for all your food and drink needs where you can also rest those tired legs.
How to get there by train: Take the c2c train to Fenchurch Street, 5 minute walk to Tower of London.
Skylight London, Tobacco Dock
When? 31 October – 5 January 2020
The rooftop ice rink in East London is back again for another Christmas celebration with igloos, bars and live music. With the central London skyline lighting up the rink’s backdrop, it’s a great place for some picture perfect moments.
How to get there by train:Take the c2c train to Limehouse, then change for DLR to Shadwell
Winter Wonderland Ice Rink, Hyde Park
When? 21 November – 5 January 2020
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.
Lee Valley Ice Centre
When? Open 7 days a week, times vary
The yearlong ice skating centre based in North East London, just outside of Stratford, is a well-maintained modern rink comparatively a lot warmer than the open air city rinks. Lee Valley’s bonus points come from the very popular ‘Disco Nights’ every weekend, where you can strut your stuff on the ice! Free skating and skating lessons are also readily available for all ages.
How to get there by train: Take the c2c train to Barking, then change for Overground to Leyton Midland Road