Broadgate Ice Rink

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Broadgate Ice Rink
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After nearly 30 years of popping up in the middle of Broadgate Circle, Broadgate ice rink moved to Exchange Square two years ago and has made itself a firm favourite. The outdoor rink offers group bookings, skating aids and lessons, and there will be a pop-up food fair from Urban Food Fest serving snacks including triple stack beef burgers, souvlaki, brisket brioche and vegan hotdogs until 11pm every day. 

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We popped to Broadgate Ice rink for a little team bonding. As a group of event managers we needed a little relax session and as I have already tried out a few rinks this festive period I thought I'd opt for another one.

I like that Broadgate has the bars and restaurants around so it is a social event and the staff were pleasant and friendly.

The ice rink is ok, it's quite small considering how many people appeared to be our slot. I took my own ice skates as I have lessons but not much space to practice anything.

It's s great rink for beginners and a social outing but if you want to show off make sure you book a quieter time slot.


It probably wasn't fair that a couple weeks before skating at Broadgate, I'd skated at the gorgeous Natural History Museum rink. I went on a Sunday evening and the rink wasn't overly crowded, which was great, because it is a smaller rink compared to others around London. The dinky size accentuated the rectangle-ness of the rink and sadly I felt as though I was constantly turning to avoid the edges, which took away from the ice skating experience. The bar was a nice area overlooking the rink serving mulled wine amongst other typical bevvies, but I found the £1 deposit per mug a little strange though! Overall, there are far better rinks around London for only a few £s extra.

Gripping onto a penguin skate aide, I gingerly made my way round the rink, wearing wrist guards which I borrowed. I had no expectations, but managed to let go the enguin and skate round on my own, getting faster and faster. There were soft lights and music and not only were staff friendly, but people on the rink were as well. It was great fun! The rink is perfect for beginner skaters and families as it is quite compact. The quality of the ice was perfect for skating smoothed over after each session.

I had a great time at this ice rink the location was perfect for me as I work in the city. Yes the rink is a smaller than some but the atmosphere was fantastic. All the staff were so friendly plus they had live music in the bar that over looks the ice. I will be going back next year. The food is lush!!!

Nice rink and no where near as busy as Winter Wonderland, so you could actually move and try some tricks. The bar is brilliant - best BBQ ribs I have had for a long time.

This rink is really really tiny. Think large backyard pool.. I found it in the Time Out article listing all the temporary London rinks for the winter of 2013-14. Given the price I expected it to be as good and as big as some of the others. I was with a group of 5 experienced skaters, and being such a small rink and having so many young children present we felt it was unsafe to use the facility. Unfortunately I booked online, so wasted £65 (5 x adults). The onsite manager confirmed that many people had felt the same way and had asked for refunds. He suggested I contact management via email. I was then refused a refund when I pleaded my case via email. The woman clearly did not understand the dangers of several 90kg+ men skating with speed amongst young children in such a confined area. Not recommended for anyone with skating experience…