Ice skating and winter go together like marshmallows and hot chocolate. At the Natural History Museum Ice Rink, you can skate this winter in a beautiful setting. In the shadows of the great museum, the rink caters to all abilities and ages.
At 1000 metres squared the rink is big enough that confident skaters can whizz past backwards if they so wish but won’t knock into anyone on the ice for the first time. However, if you are a beginner or have young kids with you it might be wise to book a morning session at a quieter time. The closer to Christmas it gets, the busier and busier the ice rink becomes.
The Natural History Museum Ice Rink is not the only place to skate outside in London this winter. You will also find ice rinks at Somerset House, under the London Eye, and at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Why not watch our review of Hampton Court Ice Rink?
Wheelchair sessions are available, but at other times wheelchairs are not permitted onto the ice. Young children can wear two-blade bob skates. There is also a limited number of penguin skate aids to rent at the rink. If you don’t fancy skating, the cafe is great and serves perfect post-skating snacks like mince pies as well as hot food, hot drinks and alcohol.
I did this last Christmas with some friends of mine and it was so magical! I don’t go ice skating very often but this is the time and place to do it. We got hot chocolates and hung out at the cafe there and just had such a good time. It’s nice and central as well so easy to get to for all of us. I’d 100% recommend this to anyone – it puts you in the festive mood!
We make it here every year, lovely rink, beautiful buildings, perfect in the run up to Christmas, especially if there are no bumps or bruises!