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Secret Places to Ice Skate in London this Festive Season!

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Secret Places to Ice Skate in the City

Looking for something festive to do during uni break? Ice skating is always fun & makes you feel super festive – and chilly! We’ve picked out the best ice rinks in and around London for you to visit, have fun at and enjoy your break.

   1. Bar Elba Ice Rink

Nearest tube stop: Waterloo

What: Decked out in beautiful Christmas lights, this rooftop bar is home to some of the yummiest street-food South of the river – and now, until February 2020, an ice rink too!

Tip: Get a free drink by signing up to Bar Elba’s mailing list on their website – or go between 4-6pm every day for BOGOF cocktails ‘n’ drinks!

   2. City Island Ice Rink

Nearest tube stop: Canning Town

What: Head over to the newly opened Hopewell Square in East London to skate between sky-scrapers and even bag yourself some last minute Christmas gifts!

Tip: Go between the 12th and 15th of December to see the City Island Christmas Market – with some performances from the National Ballet.

   3. Alexandra Palace Ice Rink

Nearest tube stop: Alexandra Palace

What: This recently refurbished indoor skating arena will keep you safe from London’s unpredictable weather, and provide you with some chilled tunes while you skate!

Tip: Go any Saturday between 20:30 – 23:00 to experience the rink’s Disco on Ice!

   4. Camden Market Ice Rink

Nearest tube stop: Camden Town

What: Camden Market’s North Yard has been transformed into London’s longest ice rink at a whopping 25 meters – perfect to show off your skills and race your friends!

Tip: A ticket from here will get you 20% off at FEST Camden – a one stop party location complete with cabaret, wood-fired pizza and a roof terrace – what’s not to love?

   5. Skylight Ice Rink

Nearest tube stop: Shadwell

What: This East London rooftop bar is a go-to winter destination complete with igloos for hire for you and your friends. Skylight offers amazing views of London while you skate.

Tip: Go on Sundays between 12:00 - 17:00 for a bottomless prosecco brunch!