It’s That Time Of Year Again…

Fri, 02 Nov 2012
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  • Skate At Somerset House 2012

    Nov 16-Jan 6 2013Somerset 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…

    Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2012

    Nov 23-Jan 6 2013Hyde 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….

    Natural History Museum Ice Rink 2012

    Nov 2-Jan 6 2013Natural History Museum

    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…

    Canary Wharf Ice Rink 2012

    Nov 3-Jan 13 2013Canada Square Park

    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…

    Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink 2012

    Dec 1-Jan 13 2013Hampton Court Palace

    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…

    Tower Of London Ice Rink 2012

    Nov 17-Jan 6 2013Tower 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…

    Eyeskate 2012

    Nov 17-Jan 6 2013London 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….

    Broadgate Ice Rink 2012

    Nov 16-Feb 24 2013Broadgate 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…

    Outdoor Ice Skating At Westfield Stratford City 2012

    Nov 22-Jan 6 2013Westfield Stratford City

    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)….

    Brighton Royal Pavilion Ice Rink 2012

    Nov 10-Jan 20 2013Royal 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…