07 Oct Kensington & Chelsea Events in October 2016
It may be a bit early to get into the Christmas spirit, but it seems like all of London is preparing for the coming Winter months. There are some exciting seasonal events popping up all over West London this October, including all you can eat chocolate and skating under the stars. What’s not to love!? Chelsea events, here we come.
The Chocolate Show is returning for it’s fourth year, and we couldn’t be happier! From 14th to 16th October in London’s Olympia, visitors will be able to get completely stuck into all things chocolately. Expect celebrity chefs, cooking demonstrations, hands on workshops and learn all about the beautiful journey from cocoa bean to chocolate bar. There will even be appearances from Great British Bake Off winners as well as all the top chocolate companies in the business, and an amazing display of couture chocolate gowns (when can we buy one!?). Buy your ticket in advance as this event will be sure to sell out, and make sure you arrive with an empty stomach and an open mind! Adult tickets from £12.50, children’s from £8.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Don’t scream, but it’s only a couple of months till Christmas… okay we know it’s a bit early, but whether you’re feeling Winter-y or not, there’s no denying that ice skating is a world of fun, and it’s even better when you’re in a beautiful location. The Natural History Museum opens its outdoor ice rink once again on the 27th October, where you can skate underneath trees covered in twinkling fairy lights in the buzzing South Kensington, surrounded by the stunning architecture of the museum. Just make sure you don’t gaze around too much while you’re skating, or you could end up ending the night earlier than expected! If ice skating isn’t for you, you can always watch your loved ones whizz around the magical rink from the Cafe Bar and balcony, with a cup of warm mulled wine and some toasted marshmallow. Skating tickets start from £12.65.
Eerie Evening Tour – Halloween Special at Kensington Palace
Get ready to get your spook on and explore 300 years of dark secrets on an evening tour through Kensington Palace after dark. This Halloween special explores the weird and wonderful world of Victorian spiritualism and their obsession with life after death – perfect for the holiday. You’ll be taken through the state apartments to relive the sorrow of all the heartbroken royals, as well as learning about insane medical disasters, unnerving illnesses, chilling deaths and the legacy that was left behind. Will you ever sleep again? Tickets are £30 and the event runs on the evening of October 31st.
Which of these Chelsea events will you be visiting? We don’t know about you, but we’re starting to feel Christmassy already…