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Ice skating in London

Glide with the greatest of ease around the capital's outdoor ice rinks this winter

Whether you dance on ice like Christopher Dean or simply scramble around like Bambi, the capital's outdoor ice rinks are some of the most magical locations you'll see all season. With Christmas lights and trees set to the backdrop of London's stunning institutions, a trip to an ice rink is a must-do for the views alone. Keep an eye on this page for the latest London ice skating info for winter 2016.

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By: Time Out editors


Filip B
Filip B

TOWER OF LONDON - Worst ice rink I`ve visited in years. They are not sweeping away the water and its more of a lake than an ice rink. But the real bad surprise came when we were told that we are not allowed to take pictures. We have a annual tradition to go ice skating around Christmas and do one picture each year that we collect in a special album. Well, not this time, unless you pay £8 for an official photo from the photographers there. Staff, who was extremely rude, justified that with safety as if someone knocks me down while taking a picture, my mobile will break its glass and they will have to close the ice rink because of that. Well my question is then what happens if someone bumps into the photographer and his lenses break, and also what about the people skating with their glassed on. Clearly a racket to sell their own photos rather than any safety whatsoever. If they care about safety they will not let the rink melt with an inch of water on top. As I mentioned to staff I will probably not be visiting them again, they replied "That is OK". Well yep, I wont. Somerset house ice rink staff not only were happy for pics to be taken but were kind enough to offer that they take the pics of us with our mobile. Will be sticking to that one for future. Anyone who thinks of going to tower of London - AVOID AT ANY COST. Worst spent money so far this year.

Nazeela Azarpira
Nazeela Azarpira

I want to put my birthday as ice skating I was going to invite 10 people