Whether you're like Bambi on ice or an Olympic Figure Skater, we have narrowed down the most magical places to take to the ice this Christmas. From Winter Wonderlands to Rooftop Winter Escapes, these unique ice-rinks promise to deliver a magical and memorable festive experience.
Tiffany & Co Winter Wonderland
For those with a love for fashion, head over to Covent Garden's East Piazza where you will find a magical, interactive and sensorial winter wonderland created by the iconic jewelers Tiffany & Co. Taking inspiration from the holiday season in New York City, home to the brand's jewelry house, the ice rink is accessed via a Central Park inspired bridge immersing visitors in a world filled with oversized Tiffany Blue Boxes and sparkling snow.
Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park
Step inside the UK’s largest ice rink and take to the ice underneath a canopy of sparkling lights. Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park this year taking inspiration from Charles Dicken’s most famous novel A Christmas Carol. Visitors can take to the ice in an open-air ice rink located inside one of London’s most famous parks, Hyde Park.
Natural History Museum
One of the most unusually magical places this winter, the Natural History Museum offers an epic ice-skating experience like no other. Take to the ice surrounded by fairy lights amongst the backdrop of the Waterhouse building. For all lovers of Christmas time, this is one not to be missed this festive season.
Hampton Court Palace
Another great ice-skating opportunity embedded in history; Hampton Court Palace promises to offer a very unique ice-skating experience amongst one of the UK’s most scenic locations. With an open-air ice rink set in the gardens of Henry VIII’s historic home, visitors can slide across the ice underneath a starlit sky.
Tower of London
Grab your nearest and dearest and glide across the ice in the UK’s most dramatic setting, situated alongside the Thames and offering breath-taking views. Visit at night and be mesmerized as lights settle on this epic fortress, just making the moment even more magical.
Somerset House Ice Rink
Returning for yet another year, Somerset House has transformed into a magical ice rink right in the heart of London. Located just off the Strand close the West End and surrounded by a large Neoclassical building that provides the perfect backdrop to this Instagram favourite.
Queen’s House, Greenwich
Set inside a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Queen's House offers another unique ice-skating experience. Surrounded by the Royal Museum Greenwich, visitors can take to the ice with views of the River Thames and the Royal Park in Greenwich. Warm yourself up with a glass of mulled wine from the food and drink stands available, promising to set the scene for a very magical Christmas this winter.
Skylight’s Rooftop Ice Rink
Looking for a more unique winter escape this Christmas then the Skylift Rooftop is not to be missed. Located in the upcoming area of East London, this Winter retreat takes you to new heights, literally. This rooftop space has been transformed with a sprinkling of Christmas magic into Europes only rooftop ice rink. Complete with Winter Igloos, visitors can try their luck at ice hockey slap shots and enjoy heated après skate bars covered in glimmering lights, serving beers, ciders, winter cocktails and the much loved mulled wine.