Canary Wharf Ice Rink
Open from November 3rd - January 13th.
Open from November 3rd - January 13th. show less
32b, Clough Road, London sw11 1ca
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15 reviews of Canary Wharf Ice Rink in English
The skate path ads variety and the skates we excellent. I am a size 10.5 normally but i was offered some (brand new) size 12 hockey skates and they were the best I've ever had at a rink.
The scenery also adds to the occasion.
I found the staff excellent and as the next session wasn't very busy they let me go back on. If you're into skating go in the middle of the day (on a week day) it's usually quiet because everyone is at work and you'll probably be allowed on twice.
We walked past by accident yesterday and it looked quite cool. Didn't intend to skate just have a drink and watch, but in the end we couldn't help ourselves. Everyone looked like they were having such fun!
I work in Mayfair right next to Hyde park and have been to the Hyde park ice rink a few times in previous years, but their rink is so overcrowded and expensive and last year it was more ice puddle than ice rink.
This was SO different, it's obvious that Canary Wharf have gone all in with this one.
It was so impressive. Everyone was so help full and the skates were brand new, the restaurant was great. It's an ice version of Boisdale in Belgravia.
I think it's worth the 20 mins from central London to come out here to avoid the queues, crowds and undesirables and just have a brilliant day out.
It reminded me of New York or Hong Kong. Stunning. Well done.
staff were very polite and then after the skate, we had two of the best burgers in the world in the ice bar.. the skate path kept it fun from the normal dizzy circles you have to make on every other rink ive ever skated on!
I stopped going to the old Canary Wharf Ice Rink because it was so tired and small, but this new one is TOTALLY different.
its easily the best ice rink in London. I've been a skater since i was old enough to stand and the ice at the CW rink is better than any outside one ive skated.
Love the skate path..!
Went to the Canary Wharf ice rink today at a 12 noon Sunday session. It doesn't have a very magical Christmassy atmosphere but it is a nice, large-ish rink that if you want to have some fun with, is an ok place to do it. When I was there, it wasn't very crowded at all leaving us a lot of space to skate (and fall). I suspect it gets busier as the day goes on though.
If you're only going to skate once this season, there are better places to go, but if you want to have some fun (especially with children) I'd recommend it.
It was my first time to go to the Canary Wharf Ice rink this afternoon. The other one I have been to is Somerset House. I would say that this rink is a bit bigger than the one in Somerset House. Not a lot of staff on the ice, when compared with Somerset House. Well, again, possibly because the time I went was 5:30 p.m., and not some other much more busier sessions.
The only complaint I have is that the ice is being resurfaced every 2 hours, and so there are some areas which are more flaky than others.
All in all, a good rink. And I did not fall down at all, lol. :-p
Will go there again before they close in the end of February.
I did NOT like this ice rink. Let me explain. Firstly, its absolutely tiny. Okay, I guess I shouldn’t complain too much, they’re all this size. But when you’re skating tight circles in one direction for an hour, eventually you’ll find that one of your legs has lost all functionality. And that can’t be good. Secondly, the ice was awful - again, understandable I suppose when such crowds pass through here every day.
But one thing they could at least have made an effort with when the price of a session is 13 quid - the skates themselves. They’re pick-axe grade blades welded onto the modern plastic version of the chinese torture boot. And this leaves only the most optimistic and/or desensitized to enjoy the ride for any longer than ten minutes. Bring your own blades. Better though, take them to a proper ice rink, and enjoy your skating with better ice, much more space and dare I say , a better view.
Love this ice rink. It may be small but it is perfectly formed! The ice is always in very good condition. The boots are in good condition. The staff are miserable ... well, you can’t have everything! Actually the staff on the ice are helpful and give good tips. They also keep the ice safe.
There is nothing like skating on a cold crisp day with blue skies and light bouncing off the tall, glass buildings that surround you.
These outdoor rinks are not cheap but this one is awesome.
A nice ice rink, if a little small. I went there last year, and will go there again this year, when it opens (22Nov to 22Feb). There are better ice rinks, but very few that have this kind of atmosphere. Usually we don’t associate ice skating with the concrete urban centre, but it makes for something really unusual here. With the lights of Canada Tower, and other buildings in the background, you don’t forget you are in London, but it does make you see another side to London.
The main disadvantage however, is its increasing popularity, and the size of the ice rink, which at peak times, makes it too busy and densely packed. Still, a good evening out, especially in the weekdays. It costs £10 in the afternoon and £12 in the evening, so for two people it is expensive, but then you’d pay that in a restaurant, and this is arguably more fun.
Canary Wharf Ice Rink is a seasonal rink, which normally starts in late November, and continues well into the New Year.
It’s not as big as Greenwich’s annual rink, but it does have something that Greenwich doesn’t…and that’s urban steel. All around you have towers of buildings in steel and glass, from the HSBC building to Canary Wharf itself. The area is well lit up, and right under your feet is a shopping mall - should you need to get late night shopping done!
I've been to the Canary Wharf Ice Skating (open air) last year.
I think I paid £10 for 1 hour session in the evening (which is more than enough for a beginner like me). I think it was at 20.30.
I had a great time. It was my first time so I think I felt 4 or 5 times, had bruises everywhere but it was really nice.
This year, I won't forget my gloves!
I checked on www.viewlondon.co.uk (where I bought the tickets last year) and it's now £12 and apparently it opens on 17th November.
I might do it again but need to buy roller blades to train before :-)
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