Posted by 07heaven on November 22, 2016
Whether you dance around the ice like Torvill and Dean or scramble around like Bambi, the capital’s outdoor ice rinks are centred in and around some of the most magical locations you’ll see all season. With the Christmas lights and trees all adding to the backdrop of London’s stunning institutions, a trip to one of the ice rinks is a must-do for the views alone. So here’s a round up of some of the best rinks to twirl around in London this year.
Canary Wharf Ice Rink
Canary Wharf offers a beautiful, picturesque backdrop from the business districts soaring towers, and with a few exciting extras, the ice rink keeps up to its extravagant surroundings. This year’s rink is ‘Luminosity’ themed, with an iced path that allows skaters to dash off from the main rink and glide below fair light-laden trees. There is also a pop-up bar and restaurant that serves everything you could need.
This open-air London Eye ice rink is situated in front of the big wheel itself. You do not need to ride the eye to skate, but there are offers for those who wish to do so. Sessions last 45 minutes and an adult must accompany under 8’s on the ice.
Natural History Museum
This enchanting outdoor ice rink is sure to charm all its visitors of all ages. The truly beautiful backdrop of Alfred Waterhouse’s Natural History Museum buildings, a row of trees dripping in fairy lights and a majestic Christmas tree in the middle of the rinks, all help to make this London’s most enchanting ice rink.
Tower of London
Located in the dry moat, the Tower of London ice rink offers a grand historical setting for seasonal skating sessions, along with views of London’s ancient fortress. This year you can round off a skating session with a visit to the Tower’s temporary ‘Ice bar’.
Westfield, Shepard’s Bush
The atrium of the Shepard’s Bush shopping centre gains a 160-capacity indoor ice rink for the 2015 festive season. So for those that don’t fancy skating out in the open, Shepard’s Bush, Westfield is offering it to you indoors. The rink provides family entertainment, themed sessions, DJs and live performances.