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Ice Skating

London's historical and modern landmarks make this traditional winter activity into a truly beautiful experience

Ice Skating in London - Best Time
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In addition to the plenty of ice rinks that operate throughout the year, London offers a few seasonal venues that run only around Christmas time. One of the most popular places is the Somerset House; its 18th-century courtyard is especially popular among couples. Many people also visit the central Eyeskate rink right in the heart of London on the banks of the Thames. Those who prefer modern cityscapes and fewer crowds are invited to the Canary Wharf ice rink in the towering buildings of Canada Square Park. The Winter Wonderland's Ski Zillertal ice rink in Hyde Park and its nearby carousels are ideal for families. The Tower of London ice rink and Natural History Museum ice rink are also spectacular as wel​l. Finally, you can take a train to the Hampton Court and skate on a rink within the famous royal castle. London's seasonal ice rinks are typically open from mid-November to early January.​

Eyeskating
Eyeskating
 Winter Wonderland's Ice Rink in Hyde Park
Winter Wonderland's Ice Rink in Hyde Park
The Tower of London Ice Rink
The Tower of London Ice Rink

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