Nov 2-Jan 6 2013, Natural 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.
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Nov 16-Jan 6 2013, Somerset 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.
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Nov 23-Jan 6 2013, Hyde Park
Hyde Park goes all Christmassy with the sparkly additions of rides and attractions including a Giant Observation Wheel and two circuses.
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Nov 3-Jan 13 2013, Canada Square Park
Redesigned for 2012, the Canary Wharf Ice Rink enjoys a spot surrounded by soaring towers and boasts a skate path that leads skaters through trees decorated with lights.
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Dec 1-Jan 13 2013, Hampton 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.
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Nov 17-Jan 6 2013, Tower 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.
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Nov 17-Jan 6 2013, London 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.
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Nov 16-Feb 24 2013, Broadgate 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.
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Nov 22-Jan 6 2013, Westfield 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.
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