Christmas Skating in London

It’s December, you are officially allowed to get over the top excited about Christmas!

Even the coldest, hardest heart has to feel a little pang of joy at the sight of London’s festive sparkle.

Twinkle lights are glittering all over town, ribbon covered fir trees rustling in the wind, sitting room windows glowing out into the cold night air.

Nowhere do you feel it more than at London’s Natural History Museum.

Day and night the ice and surrounding festivities shimmer away.

All watched over by the wise old museum.

Pull on your winter woolies and get swept up in the romance of it all!

Wrapped up nice and warm.

Double pom pom hat

Double breasted red coat // Nordic jumper

Black jeans

Prada bag // Jimmy Choo boots

Upstairs you’ll find a quaint little cafe that’s warm and smells of cinnamon and coffee.

The perfect place to watch the action from.

And perhaps gather a little Dutch courage!

Then it’s time to get your skates on!

Don’t worry, it’s easier than you remember.

And if not, well… you can always grab a helping hand!

Don’t go thinking those penguins or the carousel are just for kiddos.

Oh no.

You can’t let them have all the fun!

Kick back and get in touch with your inner child.

Unless you never lost touch, that is.

I don’t think there’s anywhere quite so festive in London.

Just the place to warm the heart and get into the swing of things.

Open every day except Christmas day, right in front of The Natural History Museum.

Next to South Ken tube station.

Get your skates on!

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  • Jet

    Those penguins cracking me up – I love them! Looks like you had an amazing time and I’m definitely going to try fit in a pre-Christmas trip to London for the ice-skating- it doesn’t look that busy when you went was it mid-week?

  • I am so excited for London at Christmas – now that we’re in December, the festive vibes are really setting in!

    I’ve seen the skating at the Natural History Museum before but normally I go to Somerset House – does anyone know how the two compare?

    KatieJane | Soup&Champagne

  • Ah I would love to do this! X

  • This is one of the times I really miss being in London! The winter wonderland in Hyde Park was my favourite, especially the food part of the park =)

    Lucia |

  • I love the Natural History Museum, we went ice skating there a few years ago and it was so beautiful and festive. Definitely need to visit again soon x

  • What a gorgeous place to go ice skating! I haven’t been ice skating in years so I’d probably need one of those penguins!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Looks fab and I love your hat!!


  • What a great way to spend the festive season in London. I wish I could have joined you <3!

  • Might have to had “Go To London During Christmas” to my bucket list!!

    The Lisa’s World

  • Diana

    This looks so magical!!! Heading over to London on Friday for a couple of nights of Christmas wonder and Kinky Boots :), and this is at the top of my list now! Looks quiet, bet you didn’t go during the weekend! lol I’m expecting crowds but still determined to have a wonder at least, if I can’t get in to skate (if my version can be called skating! haha)! So excited now for London at Christmas!!! 🙂
    Diana xxx

  • They really should do adult-sized versions of those penguins

  • Yay, you look so cute! My bestie & I are visiting London this weekend Friday-Sunday and we will most definitely go ice skating here (and probably at a few other locations because, Christmas, duh). This post was perfectly timed, thank you Rose! xx Michelle

  • Omarion Blankenshil

    Christmas is the festival of joy, peace and happiness. It brings the sparkle of happiness in everyone’s life. I am much excited to see the great celebration of Christmas in London and wish to attend the Christmas skating festival. I loved your attractive blog and beautiful photos gallery which is bringing more excitement to enjoy the festival of joy. There are also some great blogs about such trendy topics and I found one called which I also liked as I liked yours.

  • very nice winter adventure , must try it too