It’s that time of year again, when there is a chill in the air, frosty mornings make getting out of bed so much harder and you have to layer up your clothes to keep warm. Yes, you’re right, Winter is officially here! With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to grab your skates, wrap up warm and hit one of the best London ice rinks. The only question is which one to choose ? …Thankfully Quintessentially Lifestyle have taken to the ice to find out for us; compiling a list of their five favourites …
1.) Natural History Museum Ice Rink
10th November – 4th January
Situated in front of the Natural History Museum, this rink celebrates its tenth year attracting families and friends to skate and soak up the festive feel of the city. After some laps of the rink, enjoy a treat at the Café Bar overlooking the ice. The rink has a smaller rink for children to practice skating in and welcomes all age groups to join in on the fun
2.) Canary Wharf Ice Rink
10th November- 27th February
This time of the year is a time when the financial district is completely transformed into a Winter wonderland. The rink features a fir tree-lined passage giving the ice rink an alpine feel and the rink is centred in the heart of district – adding some character to the financial sector, even if it is only for the holiday season.
3.) Somerset House
11th November – 11th January
This rink is set in the exquisite courtyard of Somerset House and gives this Christmas season a more historical feel. The rink also includes a lodge known as “Fortnum’s Lodge” which offers champagne, afternoon tea and private dining after a day of skating. The perfect place for those not brave enough to take to the ice to join in on the fun.
15th November – 4th January
After a day touring the Thames River, stop by ‘Eyeskate’ located in Jubilee Gardens and enjoy a skate while also gazing up at the London Eye. Sessions last 45 minutes and will certainly jumpstart your Christmas spirit this holiday season.
5.) Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
21st November – 4th January
Hyde Park transforms into a festive paradise unique to any other place in the city. Guests can enjoy rides and attractions including a Giant Observation Wheel and two circuses. The ice rink is the largest outdoor rink in the UK and is illuminated with over 100,000 Christmas lights to shine on your skating abilities.
Embrace the festive skating, cosy lodges and rich mulled wine London has to offer this Winter – just don’t forget to wrap up warm!