The first weekend in December was a busy one here in London! On Saturday morning, I took E ice skating at Somerset House. She enjoyed it so much last year in Vienna, I wanted to take her again this Christmas season.
As I previously mentioned, with Christmas activities in London, you need to book well ahead, or else things sell out. But that means you run the risk of it pouring down rain the morning of your ice skating time slot, as it was this Saturday.
We went to the Sky Garden back in August, and I wanted to go again in the winter to see the view as the sun set (around 3:45 p.m.) and then watch the city come alive with lights. I was not disappointed. The Sky Garden remains one of my top recommendations of free things to do in London. Just be sure to book your time slot about two weeks in advance.