Is there anything more Christmassy than a trip to an ice rink in winter? Wrapped up warm, sparkly lights and sweet treats.
Here are our favourite London Ice rinks of 2020
The Natural History Museum
The Natural history museum gardens are transformed for winter with twinkling fairy lights and a beautiful Christmas tree. This is one of our favourite places to visit this Christmas. Treat yourself to some hot chocolate or mulled wine in the museum’s hugge cafe, while enjoying picturesque view of the skaters.
Hampton Court Palace
This the local ice rink to two of our student accommodations in Kingston, so swing by Hampton Court for a twirl on the ice or make a day of it with university friends after exploring the beautiful grounds and palace. The palace rink is set right in front of the palace’s stunning light up Tudor front. After skating, warm up with a drink at the ice bar. This is open until the 5th Jan so plenty of time to get those skates on.
Roof Top Skating
Skate with some serious style with Sky Light London found on the top of an old warehouse at trendy Tobacco Dock. 360 views of London’s skyline will keep those Instagram stories going and to be honest, are the main reason to visit here. But you will also find heated bars serving cool cocktails, warm drinks and trendy street food, as well as some seriously cosy igloos making this the most perfect place festive celebration.
If you are a student in London you have to Check out Camden Market, it has now had its own festive make over complete with new ice rink, Santa’s grotto and more. Camden is one of those places you could visit for years and still be surprised at what it has to offer, its weird, wonderful and full of festive fun. Celebrate the iconic market’s 45th anniversary by taking to the ice in a wacky atmospheric setting of fairy lights and brick walls – at 25 metres (82ft), it’s London’s longest outdoor ice-skating rink, too! Head over to the Cuban bar after to warm up your insides with some authentic Cuban cocktails.