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 fairy lights and Christmas 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 rink info for winter 2014.
Get your skates on: London's outdoor ice rinks
Hyde Park gets glammed up once again with its sparkly, annual Christmassy additions. The central London park will be kitted out with rides and attractions, including a Giant Observation Wheel and two circuses – 'Christmas Circus' and 'Cirque Berserk' – from the family-friendly Zippos Circus. Plus Winter Wonderland's ice rink, which is the biggest outdoor rink in the UK, surrounds the Victorian bandstand and is illuminated with more than 100,000 lights.
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