14/11/2011 11:14 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Get Your Skates On! The Best Places To Go Ice Skating

There's nothing like a spot of ice skating to get you in the mood for Christmas. Even if you prefer to stand on the sidelines rather than show off your skating skills, there are still plenty of mince pies and mulled wine to be enjoyed in some of the most magical settings around the UK.

somerset-house Skate at Somerset House. Photo: Somerset House

From London's Somerset House to Brighton's Royal Pavilion, here's our round-up of the best venues to get your skates on this winter.