Tower of London’s rink is open now – just mind your crown jewels when you fall over.
London has nine glorious outdoor ice rinks to choose from – but we bet you’ll be raven about this one for a while.
The Tower of London are reopening their incredibly picturesque ice rink today and their stunning backdrop might just take you prisoner.
Once the home of imprisonment, misery, and torture, this Christmas sees the Tower transforming into a skating paradise. As for the screams of tormented souls who perished there… Maybe pretend they’re the squeals of delighted skaters? Or else just cover it up with some Wham, no big deal. Anyway, the Tower is looking festive, and the chance to see a Beefeater on ice is reason alone to head along.
Unlike Guy Fawkes and Lady Jane Grey, your stay here should be pretty fun. It definitely won’t end the same way as theirs did, unless you REALLY disobey the rules of the rink… The Tower of London ice rink will be open from November 17th until January 2nd, 2018, so there’s plenty of time to slip and slide your way around one of London’s top tourist attractions.
Weekends will see the rink open at 9am, so if you’re super keen, you can easily beat the rush. However, the best time to visit might be the evenings, when a light display will light up the Tower. Sadly, you won’t be allowed to wear the crown jewels whilst you skate (we asked). Spoilsports.
The Tower of London is at St Katharine’s & Wapping, EC3N 4AB, and the nearest station is Tower Hill. Open from 11am – 9pm on weekdays, and from 9am on weekends. Adult tickets start are £14.50, and can be booked here.
Featured image: @towericerink