London ice skating Christmas 2022: Open air ice rinks including Hyde Park & Hampton Court Palace

Despite three popular rinks not operating for Christmas 2022, there are still plenty of options so London residents can take to the ice over the holidays
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The traditional adage “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” couldn’t be any truer when it comes to festivities in London ahead of Christmas Day. With the London Hyde Park Winter Wonderland ready to start this weekend along with King’s Cross Station announcing their apres-ski style theme for 2022, open air ice rinks are now popping up around the capital.

Though the news that this year the Tower of London, the Natural History Museum and Clapham Common Winterville won’t be constructing ice rinks, Londoners still have plenty of choice to skate. Or skate, fall over awkwardly and stumble back up in the case of some of us more novice ice skaters.

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The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland features rides and street food vendors, with the giant ice rink once again making an appearance inside the confines of the Royal Garden. Located around the charming Victorian bandstand in Hyde Park, the Ice Rink creates the perfect setting for any festive outing.SOmething to be enjoyed by young and old alike - penguin skating aids available to support the little ones.

Set in the grounds of a spectacular historical palace, Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink is the perfect setting for families to wrap up warm, get together with friends and family and take in the magnificent views of the beautiful Tudor palace. Glide around the stunning outdoor ice rink, skate under the stars with your loved one or make magical memories on a day out with the kids.

For those looking at skating somewhere a little different, Glide comes to Battersea Power Station as families and friends skate against a backdrop of one of the capital’s most iconic buildings. After your skate, stay around the former power station to enjoy live entertainment, hop on a vintage funfair ride, or chill out with a mulled wine in a cosy cabin and sample some of the goods from local London food vendors.

Open air ice rinks in London for the 2022 Christmas Season

Links for ticketing details and opening hours for ice rinks open during London’s Christmas season can be found below:

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