I first found Greenwich earlier this 12 months, by way of wandering the
market and taking within the views from the Observatory. It’s a very beautiful
a part of London, and one I like to recommend usually to anybody visiting.
This winter, there’s a brand new Greenwich attraction on the town
that’s good for entering into the festive spirit. I’ve at all times appreciated ice
skating, and try to do it not less than as soon as each Christmas. I used to be tremendous excited
to be invited to the press launch of the Queen’s Home Ice Rink to be considered one of
the primary to attempt it out.
*this put up is
sponsored by Royal Museums Greenwich*
The Queen’s Home Ice Rink is the one out of doors ice rink in
Central London that you just’ll discover south of the river – a incontrovertible fact that undoubtedly
shocked me! The UNESCO World Heritage website of the Queen’s Home itself, lit
up in pink and purple because the solar went down, is a reasonably particular backdrop to
skate beside. And reverse, take pleasure in views throughout to the buzzing coronary heart of the Metropolis
For kids and newbie skaters (and likewise me), there’s a
serving to hand within the type of penguins, out there for rent at a small further
cost. Whether or not you’re clinging on to the barrier or slicing your manner by way of
the centre of the rink, it’s a surprising place to skate and convey on these
After our skate, we grabbed some mulled wine and scrumptious
vegan gingerbread biscuits from the museum café (open throughout regular museum
hours). Should you’re visiting within the night, you may as well refuel at stalls round
Tickets are £16 (peak) and £13.50 (off-peak) for Adults; and £8 (peak) and £6.75 (off-peak) for kids. Reductions additionally out there for college students, underneath 25s and members. Penguin skate support rent is £5 per session. Skate rent is included, and every session on the ice is 45 minutes lengthy. Tickets may be booked upfront on-line.