Queens, the oldest ice rink in the United Kingdom, opened in October 1930, Queens remains the only permanent ice rink in central London.

It was the brainchild of arctitect, builder, speculator and entrepreneur A.O. ‘Alfred Octavius’ Edwards, who amongst his many interests had a passion for ice skating. Queens was Edwards’ second ice rink, the first being ‘The Grosvenor House Ice Skating Rink’ in what today is the Great Room in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

QUEENS was the first venue used by the BBC for televised skating. She has the best part of a century, played host to elite athletes, high society partygoers and around 25 million guests. Now with a few nips & tucks over the past 12 months, we think the old girl’s looking damn fine for 87.

Peter Pan

“Second star to the right and straight on ’til morning”
This famous quote was first written 112 years ago by our neighbour; J.M. Barrie when he lived just one road away, writing “Peter Pan” in 1904. Originally titled “The Boy Who Would Never Grow Up” this epitomizes the new playful ethos of QUEENS • skate • dine • bowl, and so is emblazoned in 29 meters of royal blue neon lights (the longest single piece of neon artwork in the UK).

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