Where to go ice skating in London this Christmas 2023

Euan Robb

As the festive season approaches, London transforms into a winter wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, festive markets, and, most importantly, ice skating rinks. For both locals and visitors, ice skating in London during Christmas is an enchanting experience. And what better way to enjoy this festive activity than with the convenience of FairFX's Currency Card.

Let's explore the best places to go ice skating in London this Christmas 2023 and how FairFX can make your holiday experience even more magical.

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London's top 5 ice skating destinations for Christmas 2023:

1. Skate at Somerset House

Nestled in the heart of London, Somerset House provides one of the most iconic skating experiences. With its grand 18th-century courtyard transformed into a stunning ice rink, it's a must-visit for anyone looking to soak up the festive atmosphere.

2. Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

The Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is more than just an ice rink; it's a full festive experience. Boasting the title of the UK's largest outdoor rink, it circles around Hyde Park's Victorian bandstand under a canopy of lights.

3. Glide at Battersea Power Station

Experience the magic of Christmas at the Battersea Power Station's ice rink. Set against the backdrop of one of London's most iconic landmarks, this rink offers a unique skating experience along with a vibrant mix of shops and eateries nearby.

4. Canary Wharf Ice Rink

Set amidst the skyscrapers, Canary Wharf's ice rink offers a modern twist to your skating experience. It's not just about skating; the surrounding area is filled with shops and restaurants, making it a great day out.

5. Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

Skate in the historical and majestic setting of Hampton Court Palace. This rink offers a truly royal skating experience, set against the magnificent backdrop of King Henry VIII's former home, providing a unique blend of history and festive fun.

Why FairFX's Currency Card is your perfect skating companion

When you're wrapped up in the joy of ice skating and the festivities of London, the last thing you want to worry about is managing your money. This is where FairFX's Currency Card comes in, offering a seamless way to manage your spending during the holiday season.

Ease of use: Simply load your card with funds and use it across London. Whether it's paying for ice skate rentals, buying hot chocolate, or shopping for gifts, the card is accepted everywhere Mastercard is.

Digital wallets: Pay with your FairFX card using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay on your personal devices such as smartphones, smartwatches, and more. Available exclusively to ‘Standard’ account customers.

Budget management: Reduce overspending and top up funds as you need them to stay within your personal spending budgets, a crucial aspect during the often expensive holiday season.

Cashback rewards: Pay with your FairFX card to earn up to 3.5% cashback in-store or online at some of the UK’s top high street retailers.


Ice skating in London during Christmas is an experience like no other. The city offers a variety of rinks to suit all tastes, from the historic surroundings of Hampton Court Palace to the lively atmosphere of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland. And with FairFX's Currency Card, you can make the most of these experiences with ease and convenience.

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