Ice-skating at Somerset House is London's favourite winter treat. Each year, over a quarter of a million visitors come to skate or to watch friends and family skate against the romantic backdrop of the 18th century courtyard. As darkness falls, with music, flaming torches and atmospheric lighting, the grand 18th century setting and the glittering Tiffany Tree are the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening.
To get there from the Americana; take the Bakerloo Line southbound to Charing Cross and take the exit signed as The Strand. You can either walk down the Strand to Aldwych or take any of the buses. Somerset House is by the river on the east side of Waterloo Bridge.
London lights up for the festive season and as well as openair ice skating we have "all the fun of the fair" at the Winter Wonderland. This is now an established event in Hyde Park, near to Hyde Park Corner, over Christmas Holiday period
To get there from the Americana; turn left when you leave the hotel and walk to the first traffic light. Turn left and walk down Melcombe Street and cross Baker Street at the crossinging. From the first bus stop on your left take the bus no. 13 and get off on Park Lane and the Hilton Hotel. Hyde Park is on the other side of Park Lane and there is an underpass by the bus stop to get you there safely.
Now in its sixth year, our 2018 winter trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour
Once again the moat of the Tower of London will freeze over this Christmas as ice skating returns for a fun packed, family season.
Come and experience the fun and exhilaration of skating outdoors within the grounds of Her Majesty's Fortress.
Overlooking the rink, Café Ice will be offering a seasonal selection of 'winter warmers' including mulled wine and hot chocolate for those wanting to relax after their skate or watch others take to the ice.
For a spectacular Christmas experience go skating at Hampton Court Palace. The ice rink is located on the banks of the River Thames with the truly splendid backdrop of Hampton Court Palace .
The Ice café alongside the rink will be serving warming drinks and festive snacks for those wanting to take it easy and relax after their skate or to watch family, friends and colleagues