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Natural History Museum welcomes return of Ice Rink

Ticketmaster to also present the free Acoustic Lates every week until 19 December 2019.

London’s Natural History Museum is once again hosting one of the capital’s most iconic and scenic ice rinks, booking until 12 January 2020.

Situated immediately adjacent to the top London attraction, the Natural History Museum Ice Rink allows skaters to take to the ice among the fairy-lit beauty of the West London surroundings, with access to the The Café Bar and balcony, serving a selection of drinks and food – including mulled wine.

Welcoming all abilities, the rink provides children’s bob skates free of charge and penguin skate aids at an additional cost. Visitors can also enjoy a ride on the gold fairground carousel, soaking in the festive atmosphere.

Access to The Café Bar and balcony do not require skating tickets, perfect for those looking to soak in the atmosphere or enjoy a view of friends and family taking to the ice.

Now in its third year, Ticketmaster presents Acoustic Lates also returns to The Café Bar, presenting completely free-of-charge events on live music. The showcases will take place every Thursday from 31 October 2019 until 19 December 2019 (excluding 5 December when the performance will take place the previous day), with visitors able to purchase skating tickets to accompany the performances with time on the ice.

The live shows will welcome the likes of vocalist Mabes, rock outfit Wild Front, and singer-songwriters TAMZENE and Rothwell, with special line-ups curated by Metropolis Music, Empire Agency and The LDN.


Acoustic Lates at the Natural History Museum

Thursday 31 October: Mabes, Wild Front, TAMZENE
Thursday 07 November: The Pit LDN Takeover: The Shellers, Anna Lisa, Ka-Li
Thursday 14 November: Ruby Duff, Rothwell, Isanna
Thursday 21 November: Benjamin Brown (SuperGlu / Dingus Khan), Paradisia, Sleephawk
Thursday 28 November: Metropolis Music Takeover
Wednesday 04 December: No Violet, Chasing Deer + more
Thursday 12 December: Leon Standford, Chinchilla, Beach Riot
Thursday 19 December: Empire Agency Takeover: VC Pines, Lazy Day, Chloe Foy

Reserve your free tickets


The Natural History Museum Ice Rink brings together enchantment and joy, building a world of festive magic for family, friends, and those looking for escapism. Set back from the bustling streets of London, the large rink provides ample opportunity for all ages and abilities. With a viewing balcony attached to the cozy Café Bar – itself transformed into a serene ski lodge – those looking to simply kick back will also find plenty to enjoy.

The rink offers full wheelchair accessibility and dedicated accessible skate sessions throughout the season.

Whether in the winter sun or during the festive evenings, with the scent of mulled wine in the air, the Natural History Ice Rink offers the perfect opportunity to soak up the season’s spirit.

Various skating sessions are available each day (excluding Christmas Day) until 12 January 2020 between 10:00 and 22:00 (times may vary).

Tickets for the Natural History Museum Ice Rink are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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