Bring out your inner Torvill & Dean this Winter


The festive season is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of ice skating at one of the special pop up ice rinks over the Christmas period.

The big question is where to go? But don’t worry we’ve got you covered with the four ice rinks you should consider a trip to this December. Check out our recommendations below:

Somerset House

The 18th-century courtyard that is home to Somerset House ice rink brings amazing surroundings for a skating session this winter.

The Ice rink is open from 10am-10.15pm between now and January 15.

Choose a daytime skating session or make the most of SkateLate club nights, with DJ’s providing the soundtrack to your winter evening under the stars.

Hampton Court Palace

Don your skates for a session on the ice at the historic royal palace. Enjoy a skating session on the gleaming ice by day or book an evening session to see the palace lit up as you skate under the night sky.

The ice rink is open between now and January 8, with plenty of other fun-filled festive activities also going on this December it’s the perfect place to spend the day.

Winter Wonderland

Head to Hyde Park this Christmas and experience the biggest outdoor ice rink in the country at Winter Wonderland.

Glide around the bandstand to the sound of a live band, under a canopy of fairy lights, then take in the Christmas markets, fairground and festive refreshments afterwards.

The ice rink is open between now and January 2, with plenty of festive fun to be had by the whole family.

National History Museum

The Natural History Museum Ice Rink is one of London’s most popular, set against the backdrop of the Natural History Museum and a sparkling 30ft Christmas tree.

Indulge in hot chocolate in the cosy museum Cafe Bar, accompanied by acoustic sessions from emerging UK artists.

The ice rink is open between now and January 20 meaning there’s still plenty of time to fit in a visit this Christmas.