The Natural History Museum’s ice rink opens at Christmas time on October 22 – but this is the last time it will work.
The course is a favorite on the festive calendar and invites people to skate around on a 30-foot Christmas tree with the stunning backdrop of Alfred Waterhouse’s Gothic revival museum building and the general bunch of mulled wine.
There will also be lessons for beginners / nervous skaters and the return of the Penguin Skate Club for children.
The course has become a regular part of the Christmas season in London since opening in 2005, but now the museum plans to transform its five-hectare outdoor space into a ‘biodiversity green area’ as part of its Urban Nature Project. This means that after the track closes in January, it will not return. Better get your skates on.
The new gardens will open in 2023.
Natural History Museum ice rink, October 22, 2021-16. January 2022. From £ 11.50 for adults and £ 8 for children.
Last updated October 1, 2021