Where to Go Ice Skating in London This Christmas

From Alexandra Palace to Somerset House, get into the festive spirit and visit the best places to go ice skating in London this Christmas.

Dreaming of a white Christmas? There’s nothing better for getting into the festive spirit than heading to an ice skating rink during the winter.

Luckily, there are plenty of ice rinks in London to visit, whether they’re open all year-round or seasonal pop-ups, which are fun and perfect for a full-on magical Christmas experience.

From Alexandra Palace to the Natural History Museum, here are the best places to go ice skating in London this Christmas.


Located in Queensway, QUEENS is an all-round fun place to visit. There’s a bunch of activities available, including bowling, curling and ice skating, as well as food and drink from MEATliquor.

Queenway’s ice skating rink is the only ice rink in central London that’s open all year round. But of course, Christmas remains a popular time for family and friends to get their skates on at QUEENS.

That does make ice skating in Queensway an indoor affair, but the lively atmosphere is worth it - plus, you can always move onto bowling afterwards, or grab something to eat and drink.

Don’t let parking fees get in the way of your Christmas ice skating. Book a parking space in Bayswater ready for your evening of ice skating in Queensway.

Natural History Museum

If you’re looking for an outdoor experience, you can really get into the festive spirit at the Natural History Museum’s ice skating rink. Set up right outside of the iconic museum, the ice rink is complete in true Christmas style - think sparkling lights, a fully decorated tree and bags of festive cheer.

The Natural History Museum’s Christmas ice skating rink is one of the most popular in London, and it’s clear to see why! Close to central London, you can head to the rink after a day of exploring the capital, or maybe even after a visit to the Natural History Museum itself.

Enjoy a skate around, then end the day with mulled wine or hot chocolate in the museum’s cafe.

If you’re thinking about driving to the Natural History Museum, guarantee yourself a parking space in South Kensington, so you can skate without having to worry about risking a parking ticket.

Somerset House

For another truly beautiful location in central London, ice skating at Somerset House might be just the thing for you. Not only is it located in the heart of London, but its very own neoclassical courtyard makes it an extremely Instagrammable Christmas ice skating spot.

You can skate under the stars to a festive soundtrack, then stop off for food and drinks afterwards. Make sure to take pictures of the 40ft Christmas tree and enjoy some treats at the Skate Lounge, courtesy of Moët & Chandon, this year’s partners of Somerset House.

Heading to Somerset House by car? Make sure you’ve got your parking space in Covent Garden booked ready for your visit, or try to find parking in Holborn as an alternative.

Alexandra Palace

Deep in the heart of north London, and set in the middle of a gorgeous park, head to the Alexandra Palace ice rink for a fun and festive day out this Christmas. Grab your friends or the family and enjoy running rings around each other at this indoor ice rink.

Aside from ice skating at Alexandra Palace, you could also book a spot to watch The Nutcracker on Ice - perfect for a Christmas-themed family day out.

Visit Alexandra Palace ice rink this Christmas and make sure your parking is covered. You can find parking spaces in Muswell Hill with Stashbee at affordable prices.

Hampton Court Palace

Enjoy the ice rink at Hampton Court Palace, the sumptuous Tudor estate that was once the home of King Henry VIII. You could even make it a full day out and have a look around the sprawling grounds before putting your skates on.

If you choose a nighttime skating session, you can expect the Tudor palace to be lit up in an array of beautiful colours and, once you’ve enjoyed a skate around, head to the ice rink’s bar and warm up with a drink.

Book a parking space in Hampton Court to secure your spot so you can enjoy your time on the ice without worrying about the car!

There are loads of great places to go ice skating in London this Christmas. Get your skates laced up and soak up the buzzing Christmas atmosphere as you glide across the ice.

Plus, when you book a parking spot with Stashbee, you won’t have to worry about parking fines in London or the expensive fees that go with them.


18th Oct 2021