Bring on summer 2022!
While the famous Tower Of London Ice Rink and their pirouetting beefeaters may not be gracing us this Christmas, the royal grounds may just have something extra special up their sleeves.
To celebrate Queen Elizbeth II’s platinum jubilee, the Tower Of London wish to hold a big ol’ shubz at their historic spot, with plans for a garden in the moat to celebrate 70 years on the throne. Add this to the extra bank holiday next year, and it already seems like 2022 is going to be one big royal party.
A role-reversal for the moat – which once kept enemies out – is on the cards, as it could now be used to usher in the festivities if the grounds enjoy a shrubbery-based glow up. And, with this historic landmark about to be met, could you say anything less is warranted?
Historic Royal Palaces chief executive John Barnes said the planned garden could be a “key moment” for the return of tourists, when speaking to The Times.
Although the Tower is open to visitors and Covid restrictions have reduced, Barnes’ model still predicted that the level of tourists we saw flocking to the grounds pre-pandemic may not reached until next year. This would provide a celebration for the Jubilee milestone as well as a great influx in visitors.
Executives are said to be encouraging ministers to push ahead with this vision as part of the post-Covid push to the tourism industry and economy, and the commonwealth-themed garden project would require support from the government.
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