Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum (Oct 2016)

, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London 51.496563 -0.176893
Dates & Time:
50 minute sessions from 11 AM to 10 PM (from 10 AM to 10 PM at weekends, and weekdays closer to Christmas)
Tickets & Cost:
Adults from £12.65; Children (12 and under) from £8.80; Family from £39.60. See
0207 942 5000
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Christmas Ice Rinks Easy to get to? Good for kids?
Value for money? Worth a visit? 3 0 3

Don your winter mittens and whizz around the Natural History Museum's outdoor ice rink, all bathed in blue and decorated with a 40-feet Christmas tree, 80,000 fairy lights, and a fairground carousel.

Individual sessions last for 50 minutes, and skates are included in the price. Non-skaters can enjoy a great view of the action from the viewing platform.

There is also a Cafe Bar at the side of the rink, selling food and festive treats like mulled wine and hot chocolate.

You might like to read Craig's review of all the Christmas ice rinks, to see which is the best one. Here is our list of all the other ice rinks in London.


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Craig’s review – “The best ice rink at Christmas is the one at Somerset House. This is how a winter rink should look, all lit in brilliant blues with a giant Tiffany Christmas tree up the front. It gets dark early in the winter when we put the clocks back so it's pitch black at five-thirty, and people have packed it out already. They are half gliding and half sliding, and they all look… continued”

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