night skate

It’s getting dark at like, 4:00pm now, and instead of being all Grumpy McGrumperson, you could be NIGHT ICE SKATING.  Check out Somerset House’s Club Nights.  They light the place up in purple and red, and there’s a huge Christmas tree, and snowflake and star-shaped lights dancing around the ring as you skate.  It’s like being inside a posh snow globe.  After your skate you can grab a hot chocolate or mulled wine in a glass cafe overlooking the ice rink.  We went for a Vintage Night and skated around to Big Band music.  A couple in Victorian-era fancy dress started swing dancing in the middle of the ice rink.   It’s freaking magical, people.

There’s ice skating all over London – Hyde Park of course, but also Hampton Court, the Natural History Museum, even a dry moat of the Tower of London.

Have you ice skated in a dry moat?  NO, no you haven’t.  I’ll bet Henry VIII hadn’t either.  He was also pretty grumpy, I hear.


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