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Dust off your mittens and stripy winter scarf because the Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back!
This 1040sq metre rink has got the most memorable setting in London because it's actually inside the dry moat - in the shadow of one of the Tower's impregnable walls. During the evening the whole place is lit with bright lights, giving it a dramatic atmosphere. And if you walk up the steps you'll see Tower Bridge as well!
There's also an Ice Bar & Cafe next-door where you can warm-up after your skate, serving a selection of winter drinks and snacks.
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.
Skate around Canary Wharf’s ice rink – 2 Nov 2018 to 16 Feb 2019 – This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Hear a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London – 21 Apr 2019 – The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute at Gun Wharf by the Tower of London, to mark Her Majesty the Queen's 93rd birthday.
62-gun salute to mark the Queen’s Coronation – 2 Jun 2019 – The HAC will be firing a 62-gun salute by the Tower of London, to mark the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation in 1953.
62-gun salute, to mark Prince Philip’s birthday – 11 Jun 2019 – The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute by Gun Wharf at the Tower of London to honour Prince Philip's 98th birthday.
62-gun salute for Prince Charles’ birthday – 14 Nov 2019 – The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London to make sure everyone knows it's Prince Charles' birthday.
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.
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
London has a few Christmas ice skating rinks that are worth visiting
Look for more kid’s events during January
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans