Canary Wharf Ice Rink

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Canary Wharf Ice Rink

The ice rink at Canary Wharf is back once again, filling the business district with frosty fun. The 80 metre long rink is open for 16 weeks of skating, there’s a dedicated children’s rink, and a winter-themed bar serving festive drinks. Novice skaters can book sessions to get them up to speed, and a skate path breaking off from the rink will take visitors through a series of twinkling trees.

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Great ice rink! Feels more spacious and not as busy as some of the other rinks!


I really had a great experience at Canary Wharf's ice rink aka "Luminocity". The ice rink is in Canada Park, just 5 min walking from Canary Wharf underground and DLR station and if you go at night, the only visible lights that surround the ice rink are the ones of the skyscrapers around it, making the experience magical. There's also music and LED lights that change colors and patters are projected onto the ice rink, contributing to create a quite immersive experience. What is more is that it is indoors, so, if you're feeling like skating on a rainy day, fear not, you'll be able to skate there. Sessions run for 1h and skates are included in the admission price. What I'd suggest to do however, is to go during off-peak if you'd like to save money (off-peak is intended before 4 Pm on a weekday) and to bring a valid student ID to get a student discount at all times.

The worst experience I've ever had on an ice rink. The water was pooling on the 'ice', and I don't mean like a thin layer, I mean 5cm of water. The ice was bumpy and jagged and my skates were so tight around the middle of my foot, regardless of how loosely I clipped them, that I had to stop and take my foot out every once in a while.

Canary Wharf is my favourite place in London and I loved visiting ice rink. I have been to here with my friends. The area is really stunning offering excellent views of high rise buildings, restaurants and bright twinkling lights. Our experience was very very good. We were quite excited to visit this place and we did enjoyed a ton. Though it was little expensive but that ok but its worth a visit at least once.

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I visited on a Monday afternoon in the middle of January and it felt like the rink had been shut down just for me, only 8 people on the ice so it didnt matter if i fell down on my backside as there werent anyone around to see it :) Set within the Canary Wharf estate is a beautiful ice rink which is surrounded by high rise buildings, restaurants and twinkly lights. The price is about right for what you would pay for London, I'm sure Somerset House would be more expensive. Would love to go back again next Christmas


Ice-skating in London is always crazy expensive, especially for the short sessions, but I really enjoyed skating at this rink last year, the staff was pretty nice and the ice was fairly empty which is great if you're trying to practice going backwards for the first time like I was. For the price I recommend staying on the ice throughout your whole session, and maybe after a drink or two near by you'll want to come back and skate again. I went on a Thursday night and there were only 10 of us on the ice, making the experience a bit more peaceful and fun for us. 

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It's skating, in Canary Wharf (kinda glam) but also (kinda... corporate.) Staff v helpful, ice a bit on the soggy side. Good times though, good times.


The best place to do ice skate in London! Huge area to skate around and the scenery full of skyscrapers is amazing. The only drawback is the high price/hour but you can easily find some offers over the internet.


Love love love this ice skating rink. It's amongst many high rise buildings and has great views. The rink is quite small, but is really atmospheric especially in the evening. They have polar bears for the kids and play some awesome music.

The worst skates I've ever tried...

The ice is good quality, also the location has a good atmosphere. But, for such a high entry fee I really do expect basic quality skates, as the ones given were cheap and rigid, made my feet hurt after 5 minutes and after an hour I have left with dirty wounds... (I'm not a beginner, I know how to skate)

recently visited the ice rink with my grand children who came up from kent, they enjoyed it so much we are going again today. staff great and to be in the open air is so different and more enjoyable. roll on next year,

I've been to this ice rink on many occasions AND I've loved it every time and I think the customer service is amazing and the rink its self is wonderful

Amazing skate path, great food at the bar the my little one loved the polar bears to aid them skate. Worth a visit and great experiance.

Amazing skate path, great hot-dogs at the bar the my two little ones loved the polar bears to aid them skate. Worth a visit and great shopping afterwards.

Great outdoor rink in a dramatic setting surrounded by the canary wharf buildings. The rink as an unusual shape and allows for fun laps.

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