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Historic Skate

The nights are starting to get darker as we slowly edge into autumn. Here's our round up of the most beautiful and historical sites to take to the ice this winter. After you've hung up your skates why not book up entrance tickets and explore the museums too. Get booking - we think EVERYONE will be rushing to bag a slot this festive season.

Natural History Museum

Go for a twirl under the 20,000 fairy lights for the very last time. After an incredible 16 years this will be the last hurrah for this ice rink as the museum are planning to transform their five-acre site into a permanent urban wildlife garden. Read more about this green-fingered project here. Nip into the museum after your skate and see the Wildlife Photo exhibition, it's always brill. Opens 22 October, tickets on sale now. Book here

Skate at Somerset House

Emily's very favourite rink returns once again to the beautiful neoclassical courtyard at Somerset House. Tickets go on sale this Friday (17 Sept) with the rink opening on the 17 Nov. Pop in and see the Beano exhibition after your skate. Book here

The Queen's House

Grab your skates and head over to Greenwich for a glide around this stunning open air rink. Tickets on sale now, rink opens 17 Nov. The iconic Tulip Stairs inside the Queens House are breathtaking and a must-see after your skate. Book here

Hampton Court Palace

There's no rink at the Tower of London this year but you can whizz across the ice next to Henry VIII's historic Tudor palace in Hampton Court. Pop into the place and marvel at Henry's Great Hall. Tickets on sale now, rink opens 19 Nov. Book here

Julia Colls 16 Sept 2021

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