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Ice skating in London

Glide gracefully, or otherwise, around the capital's fine and frosty selection of ice rinks

Whether your ice skating skills are jaw-droppingly magnificent or utterly non-existent, you'll still find London's ice rinks as enchanting as ever. And it's not just during Christmas that you can get your skates on, as there are still plenty of rink options on offer post-December. Here's a round-up of all the best London ice skating rinks to twirl around on. 

Check back nearer Christmas time for a full list of ice rinks popping up around London.

RECOMMENDED: Read our full festive guide to Christmas in London

The best ice skating rinks in London

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

All Pally's lofty and indoor skating arena is open year-round for general skating sessions, figure skating classes, ice hockey training, children's sessions and parties. Courses for children aged from five to 15 are available on Saturday mornings and early on weekday evenings. Friday and Saturday evenings are Disco Nights, and there’s late opening on Sunday too, when more chilled out tunes provide the soundtrack for languid loops around the ice.

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Muswell Hill

Queens Ice and Bowl

London's only permanent ice rink location has recently undergone a major revamp. The leisure venue which has been around since the 1930s now boasts a fancy new looks with a slick rink, 17 state-of-the-art bowling lanes and an eatery from pop-up pro, Jimmy Garcia. There are also two bar and a fun retro games arcades. 

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Christmas markets and fairs in London

Looking for gift inspiration? Look no further than London's Christmas markets and fairs. Among a raft of special festive events you'll find foodie gifts, hand-crafted pressies and usually a bit of glühwein to help you get into that merry spirit.

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By: Time Out London Things To Do


Nazeela Azarpira
Nazeela Azarpira

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