Chances are it’s been nearly a year since you’ve been on the ice, so whether you’re a seasoned skater or safety-conscious shuffler, the good news is that many of London’s ice rinks are opening this month.
‘The very definition of festive fun’ Time Out
Nothing beats getting wrapped up warm and heading to the ice rink for getting into that festive mood. From enchanting historic locations to soaring skyline views, the capital’s rinks are some of the best in the country and provide the perfect antidote to Christmas shopping. Our range of LUCA & LUCA knitwear and coats will make sure your little ones are warm and cosy and as pretty as their surroundings.
Here’s LUCA & LUCA’s pick of the best…
Natural History Museum (October 25 – January 6)
The rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the finest with an enormous fully-decorated Christmas tree right in the middle of the ice. Benugo’s café serves warming drinks and snacks and overlooks the ice from the warmth of the museum.
SKATE at Somerset House (November 14 – January 13)
LUCA & LUCA’s favourite. The stunning Edmond J. Safra Fountain courtyard is the backdrop to London’s most beautiful ice rink, where you can skate day or night – courtesy of Skate Lates – a special series of music nights featuring everything from gospel choirs to jazz. Did we mention the Fortnum and Mason Christmas Arcade too?
Winterville (November 15 – December)
If you’re based in South London (and even if you’re not), Winterville takes over Clapham Common and with a 600sqm rink, there’s plenty of room for everyone. There’s also a Backyard Cinema, 9-hole Plonk golf course and a Spiegeltent in case the kids get tired of skating.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (November 22 – January 6)
Love it or hate it, Winter Wonderland is back this year. It’s got the largest outdoor rink in the UK, a twinkling Victorian bandstand, Christmas market, fairground rides and suitably long queues to match.
Tower of London (November 23 – January 6)
What more can we say? If the thought of skating in the moat of a 900 year old royal palace doesn’t excite you then you may as well change your name to Scrooge. Mind out for the sacred ravens flying overhead and the Beefeaters on ice. Yes, you read that correctly – check it out!
Have fun making memories on the ice!