Christmas in London doesn’t get much better than ice skating in the heart of the city – a fun-filled experience for both children and adults.
Broadgate Ice Rink brings joy and sparkle to the heart of London’s Exchange Square, just 2 minutes away from Liverpool Street station. The ice rink is surrounded by chic cafes and cozy restaurants, overlooking the futuristic skyline and the bright lights of the City’s business district. The perfect destination for a day out with friends and family, or an after-work ice skating session with your colleagues.
Learn to skate like a star with a dedicated and friendly team of qualified coaches or simply impress your friends with your ice skating skills. Visitors can enjoy a post-skate mulled cider or hot chocolate at The Tasting Room where all the fun on the ice can be seen. The ice rink is open until 25th of February, from morning to night (10am-10pm).
Dressing for the ice rink can be stressful whether you’re a pro or is your first time on the rink as you want to look stylish, but also stay warm and snuggly in the cold air. Opt for a fitted jacket that will keep you warm and let you maneuver around the rink with ease. Take style notes from my ensemble and wear a wool knit under a heavier cardigan and wrap a scarf around your neck. Ice skating rinks are cold, so every skater needs gloves or mittens. In addition to keeping hands warm, gloves or mittens will protect your hands if you fall down on the ice. This gorgeous Max Mara scarf, available at Alberre Odette is crafted from a soft wool with faux fur details on both ends that will keep your hands warm all day long. Don’t plan to go ice skating while wearing shorts or dresses. It is best to wear comfortable trousers that move and stretch, so a pair of light jeans is recommended.
After a fun-filled ice skating session, we headed down to Aubaine in Broadgate Circle for a festive lunch – my absolute favourite go-to place for a scrumptious meal a la Parisienne. We were greeted by our cheerful waiter who talked us through their Christmas set menu (£13.50 per guest). We started with a sumptuous winter warmer lobster chowder, followed by a cooked-to-perfection fillet of salmon, served on a bed of braised leeks and mushrooms and creamy mustard sauce – oh so tasty! Warm up with an orange hot chocolate or a spiced cinnamon latte, as well as Aubaine’s very own standout white mulled wine. Providing a spicy twist on a Christmas classic, the warming white blend showcasea a specially curated blend of winter spices, available to purchase within the seasonal gift hamper, too.
All in one we had a fantastic, unforgettable day. If you’re heading down to Broadgate London, don’t forget to share your photos with us using #WinterAtBroadgate!