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.
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The best ice skating rinks in London
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.
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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Rossopomodoro Oxford Street
Located on the third floor of John Lewis’s flagship store on Oxford Street, this branch of Rossopomodoro has a collection of all things Neapolitan for you to chow down on when you’re having a break from shopping. There are classics to choose from – including pasta, pizza and salads – as well as cakes or coffee if you’re just after a quick bite. If you're starting with street food from Naples, try the crocchè (smoked mozzarella and potato) with chilly mayo, followed by a plate of gnocchi with Bolognese sauce, and end on a calda calda – a sweet fried pizza dough with vanilla sugar and Nutella.