Nov 16-Jan 6
2013, Somerset House
Once again, the grand eighteenth-century
courtyard at Somerset House provides this 900-metre-square ice rink
with one of the most impressive skating backdrops in town. The
skate school offers lessons for beginners and...
Nov 23-Jan 6
2013, Hyde Park
Hyde Park goes all Christmassy with the
sparkly additions of rides and attractions including a Giant
Observation Wheel and two circuses - 'Christmas Circus' and 'Cirque
Berserk' - from the family-friendly Zippos Circus....
Nov 2-Jan 6
2013, Natural History
Alfred Waterhouse's stunning Natural History
Museum once again provides the backdrop for this 1,000-metre-square
outdoor ice rink, which for the first time this year features a
Christmas tree at its centre, and smaller...
Nov 3-Jan 13
2013, Canada Square
The Canary Wharf Ice Rink returns to its
spot surrounded by soaring towers. Skaters can glide across the
720-metre-square rink, down a dram in the rinkside bar or just
watch the action from the viewing gallery. Under-13s...
Dec 1-Jan 13
2013, Hampton Court
Hampton Court Palace ice rink celebrates its
tenth anniversary with a 900-square-metre rink, with space for 250
skaters, set in front of Henry VIII's picturesque old pad. Sessions
last an hour and wheelchairs are welcome...
Nov 17-Jan 6
2013, Tower of London
Located in the dry moat, the Tower of London
ice rink offers a grand historical setting for seasonal skating
sessions, along with views of London's ancient fortress. Ice guides
are available for supervised group skating...
Nov 17-Jan 6
2013, London Eye
The open-air Eyeskate rink is situated in
Jubilee Gardens, in the shadow of the London Eye. You don't need to
book a flight on the Eye in order to skate but various packages are
on offer for those who wish to do so....
Nov 16-Feb 24
2013, Broadgate Circle
It may not offer the biggest skate in town
but this small, circular rink nestled behind Liverpool Street
Station allows visitors to turn up and skate without booking - and
running from mid-November until late-February, it...
Nov 22-Jan 6
2013, Westfield Stratford
The ice rink at Europe's largest urban
shopping centre is open-air and offers views of the Olympic Park.
Sessions on the ice last 45 minutes. Penguin skating stabilisers
are available for young skaters (£4 per session)....
Nov 10-Jan 20
2013, Royal Pavilion
If you fancy a skating day trip by the sea,
George IV's bonkers Brighton pleasure palace makes for an exotic
backdrop to an 800-square-metre rink, which has space for 250
skaters. New this year is the Jamie Oliver's...