Don’t miss the chance to have a spin around the ice during your time in one of our serviced apartments in London. Here’s where to go.
Between November and January, London plays host to some spectacular ice-skating venues. Whether you’re a whizz on the ice or just enjoy giving it a (wobbly) go, there are some incredible experiences to choose from. Make sure you make your stay at one of our London serviced apartments memorably festive by wrapping up warm and heading to one or more of the below rinks. Why not skate under the stars, and warm up with a mulled wine or hot chocolate? Bring on the winter!
Snuggled amongst the towering buildings of Canary Wharf, 15-20 minutes tube ride from Presidential Serviced Apartments London, this ice rink is the only one to have a ‘skate path’ which leads skaters through a path under the trees, twinkling with fairy lights, before bringing them onto the main rink. Throw in an onsite bar and a viewing gallery, and it’s a difficult venue to beat.
Hampton Court Palace
Fancy skating like royalty? Then there’s only one place to go. 15 minutes tube ride from either, Presidential serviced apartments in Kensington, Hampton Court Palace makes for a grand backdrop to this most stately of ice rinks. Enjoy the view of King Henry VIII’s Tudor mansion as you skate on the banks of the Thames and relax afterwards with a well-earned refreshment from the bar and café.
Natural History Museum
Located a short 10 minutes walk or 3 minutes on tube from our London serviced apartments in Kensington. The Natural History Museum is one of London’s loveliest buildings, making this one of the city’s most beautiful ice rinks. The effect is only enhanced by the effort put in to making this a magical setting – a huge Christmas tree, lights, and a festive carousel. Mini skaters have a smaller rink all to themselves.
Show off your skating prowess (or lack thereof) in style in the stunning surrounds of central London’s Somerset House. Only 15 minutes from Presidential serviced apartments Kensington, entertainment will be provided on and off the ice, with cocktails, fondues and other treats available to tempt you away from the skates. The rink also hosts Club Nights and Glad Tidings Tuesdays among its festive frolics.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
In the heart of frosty London stands Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, a celebration of all things festive. No surprise therefore that within the Christmassy celebrations, around the Victorian bandstand, stands an impressive ice rink. It’s open until 10pm so a great place to skate under the stars while it is an easy distance of 5 minutes on tube to Presidential Kensington serviced apartments.
Not many shopping centres are vast enough to comfortably fit an ice rink within it, but Westfield is – and so it transforms its atrium into a rink with enough room for 160 people in the Christmas season. Being indoors, the weather holds no threat, and entertainment and DJs add an extra element of fun to the skating. Take a short 8 minutes tube ride to your serviced apartments Kensington and enjoy a relaxed vibe that comes with a day well spent.
Presidential London serviced apartments in Kensington are perfectly located in central London to help you make the most of your stay in the city. Making ice skating part of your trip may give you a few bruises, but a lot more memories.