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