Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum, 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 You can also buy a ticket for Natural History Museum through
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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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