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The ice has already arrived in some parts of London. As the holidays approach, be sure to strap on some ice-skates and take a glide in some of London's best parks and historic landmarks. Here is our complete list of ice skating rinks in London.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
Henry VIII’s former home lends itself to a 900-square-metre rink that can hold 250 skaters. Ice guides and group skating ventures are available.
26 Nov – 8 Jan 2012.
Hour long sessions. Peak £12.00.
Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey, Surrey, KT9 9AU
Rail: Hampton Court
Website: hamptoncourticerink.com
 
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
The biggest outdoor rink in the UK surrounds the Victorian bandstand in the park. The Winter Wonderland offers rides and attraction including a Giant Observation Wheel and two circuses. Santa Land and the Christmas Market are free and provide the opportunity for a stroll through the holiday festival.
18 Nov – 3 Jan 2012
Daily. Peak £13.50.
Hyde Park
Serpentine Rd, W2 2U
Tube: Hyde Park Corner
Website: hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

Ice skate at the Natural History Museum
 
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
This huge outdoor ice rink also offers a small kiddie rink and a fairground carousel. The trees nearby are outfitted with thousands of fairy lights and gives the area the holiday feel. Hot chocolate and mulled wine are available from a rink-side balcony café.
4 Nov – 8 Jan 2012
Peak £13.00. Children and Family tickets available.
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 5BD
Tube: South Kensington
Website: nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/whats-on/ice-rink/
 
Skate at Somerset House
Presented by Tiffany & Co. this skating experience is one of class and glamour. Enjoy tea-dance music with live ice-dance displays, and tasty treats to boot! Music from Tchaikovsky contrasts with various club nights hosted by well-known DJS. Ice dance lessons are available as well as lunchtime workouts Sweets and ornament gifts can be found in the Tiffany shop.
22 Nov – 22 Jan 2012.
£10.50 -£15.00.
Somerset House
The Strand, WC2R 1LA
Tube: Charing Cross
Website: somersethouse.org.uk/ice-rink
 
Tower of London Ice Skating Rink
How often do you get too say you skated along the frozen waters of a castle moat? Glide alongside one of London’s most iconic landmarks and take in the Thames scenery.
19 Nov – 8 Jan 2012. Daily.
£10.50 - £12.50. Kids and family tickets available.
Tower of London
Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB
Tube: Tower Hill
Website: toweroflondonicerink.com
 
Skate on a moat at the Tower of London

Westfield London Ice Rink
150 skaters can fit inside Westfield London’s main atrium on the 450-metre-square ice rink.
19 Nov – 8 Jan 2012
40 minute sessions. Peak £10.65.
Westfield London
Ariel Way, W12 7SL
Tube: White City/ Shepherd’s Bush
Website: uk.westfield.com/london
 
Westfield Stratford City Ice Rink
Skate at Europe’s largest urban shopping centre. The rink is open-air and provides views of Olympic Park.
19 Nov – 8 Jan 012
40 minute sessions. Peak £10.65.
Westfield Stratford City
Great Eastern Rd, E20
Tube: Stratford
Website: uk.westfield.com/stratfordcity


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