The Queen’s House in Greenwich will host south London’s only outdoor ice rink this winter
Lead image: A CGI of how The Queen’s House ice rink is expected to look
Last year, Winterville in Clapham was home to south London’s only outdoor ice rink, but with the event taking a ‘fallow year’ in 2019, the Queen’s House in Greenwich now holds the honour.
The new Queen’s House ice rink, set against the stunning backdrop of The Queen’s House, offers winter worshippers the chance to skate in the beautiful surrounds of a UNESCO World Heritage site.
As well as skating in front of the ‘House of Delight’, built especially for James I’s Queen, you’ll be able to soak up the beautiful surroundings of Greenwich Park, take in the spectacular views across London and enjoy warming treats from the food and drink stalls.
Open from 29 November until 12 January, from 10am till 8pm daily, it’s a great way to round off a day of family fun at Greenwich’s world famous museums, or making the most of the festive season after a spot of Christmas shopping at Greenwich Market.
Other than the Greenwich Winter Time festival, which popped up briefly in 2017, Greenwich hasn’t had an ice rink since the alfresco skate rink at the Old Royal Naval College bid us adieu in 2007, and with Canary Wharf ice rink not opening this year, it’s the perfect spot for south east Londoners to head this Christmas.
Prices for a 45-min skate (including skate hire) start from £6.75 for kids and £13.50 for adults. Tickets can be bought online (there’s £2.50 transaction fee), or in person at any Royal Museums Greenwich ticket desk (the Queen’s House, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark or the Royal Observatory).
Queen’s House, Greenwich SE10 9NF; rmg.co.uk/skate