Tuesday 30 November 2010

Feeling Cold? Get your Skates On, in London Christmas 2010

  • Thanks to Timeout.

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    Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

    Until Jan 9 2011, Hampton Court Palace
    Set in front of Henry VIII's picturesque pad, this 900-metre-square rink has space for 250 skaters. Sessions last an hour, and the adjacent café serves hot drinks to counteract exposure to the elements.
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    London Eye Ice Rink

    Until Jan 5 2011, London Eye
    Those planning a flight on the London Eye this winter can also book a 45-minute skating session on the 300-metre-square 'Eye-Skating' rink in Jubilee Gardens. There are a number of packages available. 
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    Natural History Museum Ice Rink

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    Until Jan 9 2011, Natural History Museum
    Gaze up at Alfred Waterhouse's stunning Natural History Museum from the 1,000-metre-square outdoor ice rink, or the smaller rink for children. Spectators can take in the scene with a hot chocolate or mulled wine.
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    Somerset House Ice Rink

    Until Jan 23 2011, Somerset House
    The grand eighteenth-century courtyard at Somerset House provides this 900-metre-square rink with one of the most impressive skating backdrops in town. The skate school offers lessons for beginners. 
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    Tower of London Ice Rink

    Until Jan 9 2011, Tower of London
    Offering a grand historical setting for seasonal skating sessions, the rink in the dry moat features views of London's ancient fortress. Ice guides are available for supervised group skating. 
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    Westfield London Ice Rink

    Until Jan 2 2011, Westfield London
    Westfield's atrium is home to a 450-metre-square ice rink with a capacity of 150 skaters.