Glide at Battersea Power Station offers festive skating

“If there’s anything that gets me in the party mood, it’s ice skating, and this rink is truly something special,” says journalist Amy Clarke.

Glide at Battersea Power Station is a rather oddly shaped ice rink with a giant Christmas tree in the center.

It’s quite a decent size and there’s something quite spellbinding about slipping under the glow of the giant power plant.

I would recommend attending at night to fully enjoy the atmosphere as the combination of lights, music and the city skyline makes for a breathtaking experience.

Wandsworth Times: The ice rink and power station aboveThe ice rink and the power plant above (Picture: Amy C)

It really makes you feel like you’ve been transported into a nice, slightly cheesy Christmas romantic comedy.

Not to mention the atmospheric bar that complements those outdoor pods you sometimes see along the Thames – but these are decorated as if they were your living room and even have tiny heaters to keep you warm. warm in winter.

Wandsworth Times: Glide ModsPods at Glide (Picture: Amy C)

It’s nice to have a drink here after skating with some friends and live music.

There are fairground rides like an old-fashioned ferry wheel and an on-site ride for young and old.

Wandsworth Times: Glide's BarGlide’s Bar (Picture: Amy C)

It’s the perfect winter get-together, but it’s also great for families, as toddlers can get acquainted with a skater penguin if they’re a little wobbly on their feet.

We saw a real mix of abilities on the rink and the staff were happy to give you some tips on how to get started if you were new to skating…they were also happy to pick you up off the ground when you reach the bridge.

There’s also plenty of space to look around if you don’t feel like trying it yourself.

Next to the rink is a Jo Malone pop-up store if you’re looking for a special Christmas present during your visit.

The area can be a little confusing to navigate as the ice rink entrance is on the opposite side of where you first spawn, so be sure to ask the staff for directions if you need directions. ‘assistance.

Prices range from £8 for children (aged 12 and under), £12 for adults, £36 for a family, but vary depending on peak times.

These prices also include the rental of your skates.

The rink is open seven days a week from November 11 to Sunday January 8, 2023.

Wandsworth Times: Soar at Battersea Power StationSlide at Battersea Power Station (Picture: Amy C)

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