Where To Go Ice Skating In London
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Where To Go Ice Skating In London

Lace up!

If the upcoming festive season has you itching to wedge your thick-socked feet into stiff blue skates, you’re not alone. While most of the festive and picturesque outdoor skating rinks are only open from mid November through to January, London is home to a select few year-round rinks to enjoy. Here are the best places to go ice skating in London.

If you’re looking for London’s festive outdoor ice rinks, find our full guide here

Best Ice Skating Rinks In London

Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London N22 7AY


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For a picturesque skate at any time of the year, head over to the Ice Rink at Ally Pally, which has been open for over 30 years. Hundreds of thousands of people visit every year, with facilities for beginners right up to advanced skaters, with regular lessons hosted by qualified coaches. There are also regular ice hockey tournaments starring the Haringey Huskies and Ice Discos, too. alexandrapalace.com

Streatham Ice Arena

Streatham Ice & Leisure Centre, 390 Streatham High Rd, London SW16 6HX

Streatham’s leisure centre is home to an Olympic-size ice skating rink where visitors can skate for fun, brush up on their skating skills in lessons, or join the figure skating or ice dance clubs. active.lambeth.gov.uk

Lee Valley Ice Centre

Lee Valley Leisure Centre, Lea Bridge Rd, London E10 7QL


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The brand new Lee Valley Ice Centre is home to fun sessions and skating lessons for all ages and abilities. Plus, every Friday and Saturday night, cut some ice shapes at the Disco Sessions from 7.30–9.30pm. better.org.uk

Queens London

17 Queensway, London W2 4QP

Queensway’s iconic Skate/Dine/Bowl venue is home to one of London’s best ice skating rinks – alongside curling, 12 bowling alleys, and mouthwatering food from MEATliquor. queens.london

Festive Ice Rinks 2023

This winter, enjoy the following seasonal ice rinks for all the festive vibes:

  • Ice Rink Canary Wharf: 21 October 2023–24 February 2024
  • Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink: 17 November 2023–7 January 2024
  • The Queen’s House Ice Rink: 23 November 2023–7 January 2024
  • Skate at Somerset House: 15 November 2023–14 January 2024
  • Skylight Tobacco Dock: 10 November–31 December 2023
  • Glide at Battersea Power Station: 10 November 2023–7 January 2024
  • Winter Wonderland: 17 November 2023–1 January 2024

Find Our Full Guide To London’s Festive Outdoor Ice Rinks Here