Celebrate the most magical time of the year in the Christmas city of London. The capital celebrates Christmas in a big way with festive Christmas lights, market stalls and ugly Christmas sweaters. And one of the best things to do in London during Christmas to get you in the mood for the holidays is ice skating. We are going to show you the Top 6 places to go ice skating in London, all coming up in this episode. Welcome to Budget Smart Travel Tips.
We’re your hosts. I’m Stephanie Masoner And I’m Randy the Moose Masoner We are here to be your personal travel guides so you don’t miss out on the best things to do in London during Christmas. Please subscribe to our channel, because every Click, Link, Like and Subscription helps us out. And use that bell icon to get notifications, so you don’t miss out on any budget smart travel tips As always, we have a free pdf takeaway to download with more information, maps and directions for this episode in the link below, so you don’t have to take notes. To celebrate the holidays, go ice-skating on some very spectacular outdoor ice rinks for a magical holiday experience. Ice skating rinks pop up right across London in the run-up to Christmas and into the New Year and we are giving you 6 of the best outdoor ice-skating rinks from some stunning historical locations to the glistening modern. Most of these outdoor ice rinks open in mid-November and last into early January. Starting with number 1, the Somerset House ice skating. You will enjoy gliding on one of the most beautiful ice rinks in London with Skate at Somerset House. You will be skating in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court with its famous neoclassical architecture as a backdrop. This central London ice rink runs day skating sessions and a program of Skate Late Club Nights under the stars with music by top DJs. For your wintertainment, they usually have rink-side food, a drink lodge and pop-up Christmas shopping. Second on our list is the Natural History Museum ice rink.Get your Christmas skating in on the east lawn of this magnificent museum, as it is transformed for winter with twinkling lights and a beautiful Christmas tree. The ice skating rink at the Natural History Museum is open all day and well into the evening. And after skating, you can warm up with hot chocolate or mulled wine in the cozy museum café, which overlooks the rink. Third, journey back in time and out to the Hampton Court Palace ice rink. Take a spin on the ice at Hampton Court Palace, located in front of the spectacular Tudor backdrop, which is lit up with beautiful Christmas colors in the night sky. Make a day of it visiting the Palace and former home of King Henry VIII. Then go exploring the nearby town of Kingston upon Thames, which is the largest shopping district in Surrey and home to one of the top Christmas markets London has to offer for all that holiday shopping Fourth on the list is Ice skating at the Tower of London. Take to the ice at the Tower of London’s ice rink. This glowing central London ice skating rink is nestled on the edge of the River Thames in the moat of the 1,000-year-old London landmark. You will certainly enjoy the evening skating among the hundreds of snowflake lights illuminating the walls of this castle. Fifth is Winter Wonderland ice skating rink. You will be skating around Hyde Park’s Victorian bandstand to the sounds of a live band under the enchanting atmosphere of twinkling lights. This is the biggest open-air ice skating rink in the country. Winter Wonderland’s ice rink in Hyde Park is surrounded by the bustling Christmas markets, carnival rides, food and drink stalls and all the fun the festival has to offer. You can skate the park in the crisp winter’s day or lit up by their twinkling lights for Christmas in the evening. Either way Winter Wonderland will have you in that Christmas mood. Sixth and last on our list is Canary Wharf ice skating rink. Enjoy a post-work spin around the ice or a more quiet ice skating session on the weekends at Ice Rink Canary Wharf. Surrounded by modern glass buildings, this London ice skating rink stays open much later than most of the other London ice rinks and thanks to its clear roof covering, you can enjoy the ice whatever the weather. Ice skating is usually purchased in slotted sessions that last for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Prices vary on where you are skating, but prices average from £7 range for children up to £15 for adults. There is usually limited availability for walk-ups, but you can purchase tickets ahead of time online with the different ice-skating rink’s websites. So, enjoy skating around London for the holidays. Also, if you are sightseeing around London while you are there, check out our link for the London Pass which is an all-in-one sightseeing package of London’s 80 most popular attractions. We hope this episode gave you some good ideas for Christmas. Since it is the season to go shopping, also explore our top 7 Christmas Markets plus more festive things to do with our video series of Christmas in London. Please give us two hoofs up, subscribe and hit that button now, so you don’t miss out on any budget smart travel tips. Also, Download your free pdf takeaway to help you get around London for the holidays. And last, we want to know, do you or don’t you wear the Ugly Christmas sweaters for holiday fun? Comment below cause we’d love to know. Thank you so much for watching and supporting our channel. Enjoy your holiday fun in London for Christmas and remember, Don’t just be smart, be Budget Smart. Merry Christmas. Moosehead are you ready for Christmas
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