Skate whilst surrounded by scenic and historic splendour at the Natural History Museum’s ice rink, opening this October to see in the festive season in style.
Last year, more than 20,000 skaters took to the ice, and this year is the annual spectacular is set to be just as – if not, more -popular, with the instillment of earlier rink opening times, dates running throughout the October half-term break – ideal for families to enjoy together – and the dazzling addition of a 30ft Christmas tree.
As usual, there will be plenty of opportunity for festive drinking and dining off the ice. Indulge in a whole host of seasonal snacks and beverages at the Café Bar and Balcony, where you can enjoy a warming cup of hot chocolate whilst overlooking the glistening rink.
If you’d prefer to skate under the stars, no problem; the rink is open from morning until late, where you can even enjoy an array of Acoustic Lates hosted by Ticketmaster, a series of free acoustic performances taking place within the cosy Café Bar, and featuring a range of incredible established and emerging UK artists.
Having partnered with luxury fashion and perfumery brand Viktor&Rolf for this years skating season, visitors will also have the opportunity to purchase a limited edition, personalised bottle of Flowerbomb, and delight in the ‘Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb Flower Hour’, a weekly pink-themed skate taking place every Friday.
If you’re travelling to the rink from afar, enjoy a stay at the Natural History Museum’s official hotel partner, South Kensington’s 19th Century Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt, located just five minutes from the museum on foot. The luxury hotel is offering ‘Skate and Dine’ packages comprising of dinner or ‘Winter afternoon tea’ coupled with tickets to the glittering ice rink.
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 5BD
19 October 2019 – 12 January 2020. Check the website for daily session times.
The Acoustic Lates run every Thursday from 31 October through to 19 December.