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The Natural History Museum’s Dreamy Ice Rink Will Return For The Last Time This Winter

Guy Parsons Guy Parsons

Natural History Museum Ice Rink 2018

Go ice skating in London at the Natural History Museum when their gorgeous ice rink returns for its final year in 2021.

Skate news, everybody! London’s Natural History Museum has announced the return of its wintertime skating season, after taking the 2020 festive season off due to the pandemic. The dazzling ice rink is one of our favourite Christmas experiences, with skaters gleefully whizzing around the giant tree at its centre, and this year the Natural History Museum ice rink will be open from October 22, 2021 to January 16, 2022. While that’s incredible news, it’s also somewhat bittersweet, as the experience sadly won’t be returning after this winter season. After 16 years of skating fun, the space will soon be transformed into a biodiversity hub as part of the museum’s Urban Nature Project.

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Easily one of the most beautiful places to pirouette on the ice in London (you can pirouette, can’t you?), the Natural History Museum ice rink was made for festive date nights and family outings. That whopping 30ft Christmas tree in the middle is a popular spot for photoshoots, while the Café Bar serves up winter warmers, prosecco, hot food, and more, with a viewing platform providing a glimpse of all the sparkling action below.

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Plus, as you’re gliding around the rink effortlessly, you’ll get some marvellous views of the Natural History Museum itself – in fact, combining the two on a little winter day trip is an idea we’d heartily embrace if we were you! Still, if there’s just one thing to do here this winter, it’s renting a pair of skates and taking to the ice on arguably London’s prettiest rink.

Tickets are on sale now and dates often fill up in advance – so book your tickets here to experience one of London’s classic Christmas activities one last time.

In other holiday news, Winter Wonderland will return to Hyde Park this Christmas.

Also published on Medium.