The Magical Queen's House Ice Rink Returns to Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site

Issued 3 September 2021  

London’s most scenic ice rink takes centre stage as it makes its return once again to the grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich.   

At the Queen’s House ice rink, visitors will have the opportunity to skate in the surrounds of a UNESCO World Heritage site. An unforgettable experience to share with friends, family or that special person you want to impress, there is no better location to take to the ice this year.  

The only outdoor ice rink in South London is open every day (apart from Christmas Day) from 18 November – 9 January. Sessions will run from 10am-9pm on peak days and 11am-9pm off peak. You’ll be able to take in the beautiful surroundings of Greenwich Park to the south of the rink and the glittering lights of Canary Wharf to the north. If you just want to soak up the atmosphere as family and friends skate you can also enjoy a range of winter warmers and watch from the side of the rink.  

If you want to make a day of it, there is so much more to see and do - from visiting the award-winning Cutty Sark, to standing on the world-famous Prime Meridian, or doing some Christmas shopping in the museum shops or at Greenwich Market. With easy transport links, Greenwich is just 8 minutes from London Bridge, or arrive by boat along the River Thames.  Royal Museums Greenwich also has parking available for those who would prefer to drive to the rink.  

Prices for a skating session including skate hire start from £8.50 for a child and £15.00 for an adult.  Skate aids are available to hire for children. For more information, FAQs and to buy tickets, visit 

Queen’s House, Greenwich, SE10 9NF  


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The 17th century Queen’s House, designed by Inigo Jones, was the first Classical building in England – it is known for its perfectly proportioned Great Hall, original marble floor and beautiful Tulip staircase. Part of Royal Museums Greenwich, the Queen’s House has Scheduled Monument status as it is a building of unique architectural importance and forms an important part of the UNESCO Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site. 

The Queen’s House is part of Royal Museums Greenwich which also incorporates the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Cutty Sark. This unique collection of museums and heritage buildings, which form a key part of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site, welcomes over two and a half million British and international visitors a year and is also a major centre of education and research. The mission of Royal Museums Greenwich is to enrich people’s understanding of the sea, the exploration of space, and Britain's role in world history. For more information visit