Under the shadow of Alfred Waterhouse’s Natural History Museum and surrounded by glittering Christmas trees is a South Kensington ice rink that is a recurring holiday favourite amongst families – and rightly so.
Situated between bustling local cafés and exciting museums, the 1000 square-metre rink can get a little crowded, so booking an early morning slot might be best for those who want to glide in peace. Children can sharpen up their skating skills by joining the Penguin Skate Club, which offers lessons to children aged four to eight.
The Café Bar has served up hot chocolate, mulled wine, and tea to skaters and non-skaters alike in seasons past, and we expect the same again this year. Offering a bird’s-eye view of the festivities, this promises to be one of London’s most Instagrammable skating rinks this holiday season, alongside Somerset House.
The Natural History Museum Ice Rink has all the trimmings and trappings for a great day out with the family this Christmas holiday. Why not pair your skate with a visit to the museum itself?
|What||Natural History Museum Ice Rink|
|Where||Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road , SW7 5BD | MAP|
|Nearest tube||South Kensington (underground)|
19 Oct 19 – 12 Jan 20, Session times vary
|Website||Click here for more information|