What’s more festive than a day out ice skating in the capital with a trip to a Christmassy ice rink? There are plenty of places to get your skates on in London, from outdoor winter pop-ups to year-round ice rinks – so we’ve officially got you covered.
Whether you’re hoping to glide across the ice in front of some of the capital’s most beautiful buildings – from Hampton Court Palace to Somerset House – or even the iconic skyline of Canary Wharf, or above it all at Europe’s only rooftop ice rink… there are plenty of spots where you can ice skate in London with an incredible view to boot.
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Outdoor ice rinks pop up all over London during November, December and January – but there’s also larger indoor venues that are open to the public all year round, including the very central Queens Skate Dine and Bowl, just a short walk from Queensway tube station.
Scroll on to see the best spots to ice skate in London in 2023 – and afterwards, don’t forget to check out our edits of the most romantic London restaurants, our top London cocktail bars and the best rated coffee shops in London, so you can round off your day trip just right.