2. Somerset House, London, UK

Christmas has exploded in London in recent years and there are so many festive events and shows. This means there’s a few outdoor ice rinks to choose from too. You’ve got everything from rinks in shopping malls to splendor of the National History Museum to parks to the Tudor magnificence of Hampton Court Palace. One thing to note is that most of London’s rinks close in the first week of January – other than Canary Wharf which is open to the end of February. My pick however, is the glamorous Somerset House. Overlooked by a sparkling Tiffany Christmas tree, the rink fills a spectacular 18th century courtyard.
Opening times: to Jan 11 2015. First session 10am, last session 10:30pm
Prices: from £7.50 plus booking fee