While visiting the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, there is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than skating around the Victorian grandstand, which is set in the middle of the rink. Those coming after dark will be treated to an even more spectacular scene, as the rink is lit up by thousands of glittering lights. What’s more, there is plenty to do in the Winter Wonderland when finished skating, from Christmas markets and rides to circus shows and an ice bar.
Located in South Kensington, the lights of the Natural History Museum make for an enchanting winter scene as you skate around the giant Christmas tree in the centre of the rink. The festive atmosphere makes sure that this is one of the best places to go ice skating in London, with both a main rink and a smaller one for children and beginners, whilst the café bar is a great place to take a break, warm up and watch the skaters below.
Ice Skate Vauxhall is the first event of its kind in Vauxhall’s Pleasure Gardens. The rink is set amongst trees beautifully decorated with fairy lights, helping to create a unique and festive atmosphere not just for skaters, but throughout the Pleasure Gardens. The rink is surrounded by a variety of pop up restaurants which are a great way to refuel after skating, whilst there are also plenty of other attractions to keep you entertained, such as the Christmas Tree Maze.