This 1200sq metre rink has a spectacular backdrop, sitting in the shadow of the skyscrapers at Canada Square.
The rink itself is situated inside Canada Square Park, in the heart of Canary Wharf. It has a roof on top and an interesting little feature that sets it apart from all the other rinks in London — an atmospheric skate path around the side that allows you to leave the main rink and glide past the fir trees and fairy lights that decorate the perimeter.
You'll also find a rinkside bar and viewing terrace (for those of you who'd rather keep your feet firmly on solid ground!).
Craig’s review – “The best ice rink at Christmas is the one at Somerset House. This is how a winter rink should look, all lit in brilliant blues with a giant Tiffany Christmas tree up the front. It gets dark early in the winter when we put the clocks back so it's pitch black at five-thirty, and people have packed it out already. They are half gliding and half sliding, and they all look… continued”
Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum – 25 Oct 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Natural History Museum has one of London's prettiest ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel.
Wembley Stadium tour – Every day (except event days) – Join a Wembley Stadium Tour and see the changing rooms and pitch and walk up the stairs to the Royal Box and pretend to lift the FA Cup.
Arsenal FC — Tour of the Emirates Stadium – Every day (except match days) – Walk in the footsteps of your Arsenal heroes on a tour of the stadium and pitch and visit the Arsenal Museum.
Chelsea FC — Tour of Stamford Bridge – Every day (except match days) – Walk in the footsteps of your football heroes with a guided tour of Stamford Bridge and the Chelsea Museum.
Sunday football on Hackney Marshes – Every Sun – Hackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.
Guided tour around Lord’s Cricket Ground – Every day – Cricket fans will love having a look around the home of cricket, with this tour of Lord's Cricket Ground and the MCC Museum.
Yoga class at the Natural History Museum – 18 Nov, 9 Dec 2018, 13 Jan, 3 Feb and 10 Mar 2019 – Energise your body with an early-morning yoga class followed by a live gong bath at the Natural History Museum
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
London has a few Christmas ice skating rinks that are worth visiting
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans