Ice Skating is becoming a very popular winter tradition for travellers and holidaymakers heading to London. Luckily, the city is full of great places to pull on a pair of skates and glide along the ice while checking out some amazing views.
There are a number of ice rinks dotted around the city for the festive season, many of which are located close to the Hotel Park Grand Paddington. This means that anyone booking a room at our luxury hotels will never be too far from a quintessential Christmas tradition. So don’t wait, grab your coat, mittens, hat and scarf and head over to some of these popular ice skating spots.
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road, London
Skate under the shadow of London’s most famous museum and enjoy gorgeous views as you glide along and try to keep your balance. If you’re looking for a warm atmosphere and a spacious ice rink, head over to Cromwell Road during your stay at the Kensington Hotel. The Natural History Museum ice rink is one of the most popular in London thanks to the ideal location next to a Tube Station and the beautiful views of the historical museum. Put on your skates and circle round the giant Christmas tree that stands proudly in the centre of the ice.
Hyde Park, London
A list of ice skating rinks would not be complete without mentioning the amazing Winter Wonderland. The huge Christmas market is home to hundreds of stalls, dealers and eateries as well as a bustling fairground full of thrilling rides. The ice rink is one of the biggest in London and it’s the perfect place for families to have fun together before grabbing a bite to eat and browsing the stalls. Winter Wonderland is a must-see if you’re heading to the Hotel Park Grand Paddington this season.
The huge space outside of the historic Somerset House is used throughout the year as a platform for public events and special performances but over the winter months it becomes home to one of the city’s most popular ice skating rinks.
Skating in the beautiful Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court is a perfect chance for friends to snap some selfies in front of the breathtaking backdrop of Somerset House. If you’re looking for a fun night, the live DJ sets will keep you moving and have you dancing along as you glide around the ice. This experience is a must for first-timers in London.
Tower of London
St Katharine’s & Wapping
Head over to one of the city’s oldest and most famous structures this winter for a chance to show off your skills and skid across the ice. The ice rink at the Tower of London has been beautifully put together and set up with lights to create an amazing experience that will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale or snow globe. A trip to this ice rink offers a wonderful opportunity for travellers and shutterbugs to kill two birds with one stone and explore the 1000-year-old castle before taking to the ice.