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Outdoor ice rinks this winter

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Outdoor ice rinks this winter

This winter London has more outdoor ice rinks than ever before...

A new one has just opened at the Natural History Museum

16 November - 22 January


Also new is the rink at the Tower of London

19 November - 8 January


Other rinks around town...

Somerset House from 24 November - 29 January


Hampton Court from 3 December -15 January


Kew Gardens

26 November 2005- 15 January



3 December - 15 January



26 November - 8th January


Get your skates on!

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1. Re: Outdoor ice rinks this winter

Ice Wars....!

The Somerset House rink also has for the first time an ice wall "direct from the Highlands of Scotland" and a rather psychedelic website!

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Wandered past the one being constructed in Kew Gardens today - in front of the Temperate House.

Judging by the proliferation of berries on the holly bushes, we (incl. wildlifde) are in for cold cold winter. Maybe the foragers now leave stockingup until later, why pay full price when you can get it later at discount ???

Very cold in Kew today, frost still on ground at 3pm.

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3. Re: Outdoor ice rinks this winter

Good idea rentaquote. A few more for the list...

The Broadgate Ice Rick next to Liverpool Street Station which is open until early April.


And of course Hampstead Heath ice Rink:

3 December - 15 January


And Canary Wharf Ice Rink:

1 December - 26 February


The one at Marble Arch doesn't appear to have announce their times yet and the website is closed. Maybe they can't handle all the competition!!!

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4. Re: Outdoor ice rinks this winter

I'll only be visiting these ice rinks via the internet although I could do with one now. It is 30c here. I did love the Somerset House website.

So you can eat, skate and climb an ice wall. Looks like a good place to take a teenager to wear them out!

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5. Re: Outdoor ice rinks this winter

If your outside London - there is also usually a ice rink set up at Warwick Castle (although you do still pay to enter the castle to get to it). It is usually set up in the courtyard of the castle itself on the grassed area (if your familar with the place).

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There will also be an ice rink in the new Cardinal Place development in Victoria from 12th December.

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7. Re: Outdoor ice rinks this winter

Over the past few years we have always incorporated ice skating in our Jan visit to London. Our favorite last year was the Royal Naval College in Greenwich which was new last year. Somerset House is also great. Skating in front of Hampton Court is also very nice. Imagine what Henry VIII would think...

I am a bit saddened to see Tower of London will have a rink as by the time we get there this winter it will be over.