Ice-skating rinks in London!

Ice skating picsHi everyone!

Since Christmas is edging ever nearer, I thought I’d write today about minibus travel during the festive season!

You may remember that in my last CityWise Travel blog I wrote about getting away for some winter sun and gave a quick overview and run down of the main airports serving us in the Marlow/Maidenhead/Wycombe/Windsor areas as well as looking at the pros and cons of each of them.

I also recently wrote about West End shows, definitely an idea worth considering at Christmas since it’s the ideal time of year to watch an inside show and escape the cold, not to mention that there are often Christmas special performances and the fact that most touring artists and bands don’t book shows from mid-December to Mid-January so there aren’t many concerts to choose from!

So what else can we do to fill those difficult days between boxing day and New Year? Personally, I think it’s important to get out of the house because otherwise families can feel cooped up inside together. The post-Christmas period can bring a certain sadness; after the long build-up and excitement, suddenly it’s all over and, in my experience, getting out to enjoy some nice activities is a great way to avoid those infamous family arguments!

One super activity is ice-skating. Something most of us only do very rarely!!! Despite news reports that some ice rinks won’t open due to the increased energy costs, there are still plenty of options this winter. 

Where are there Ice Rinks in London?

  • Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
  • Winter Wonderland Ice Rink
  • Somerset House Ice Rink
  • Queen’s House Ice Rink
  • Ice Rink Canary Wharf
  • Skylight London Ice Rink
  • Battersea Power Station Glide Ice Rink
  • Westfield ice rink at the Winter Village

A trip ice-skating with your friends and/or family could be a really memorable day out over Christmas. Take out all the stress of driving into Central London by hiring a minibus so you can just enjoy the whole day as well as taking in the sights and watching what’s going on out the window! A door-to-door service means you can really relax, enjoy a mulled wine and avoid crammed tubes. 

What about Christmas Markets

While you’re out in London, you could also take in the Christmas Markets. These always have the best atmosphere plus there’s the added bonus of being able to select some really special and unique gifts for your loved ones. It’s a bit more special than shopping on Amazon!

Southbank Centre, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Kingston, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge City and Borough Market are all beautifully decorated and are sure to be fantastic experiences!

Group travel by Minibus

Once again, a minibus makes travel much easier. From 16 seaters – 22 seaters our luxury vehicles are the perfect form of transport! You could go directly from the ice-rink and then comfortably put all your shopping in the boot after you’ve done your shopping. Then go out to see a show! No need to worry about leaving something on the train (we’ve all done it, right?) or not getting seats together (or at all!). 

Anyways, those are a few ideas that I’m considering for this Christmas. Do you have any suggestions? Please let me know in the comments!!!

The CityWise Travel team