Mind your crown jewels when you fall over at the Tower of London’s rink.
London has a host of 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 23rd until January 6th, 2019, so there’s plenty of time to slip and slide your way around one of London’s top tourist attractions.
A rink set amongst one of the capital’s most historic sights is always going to be a popular one. However, if you can slip in when the sun sets, you’ll witness a light display illuminating the Tower. They’ve also got a rinkside bar, serving winter warmers like mulled wine and festive rum punch. The only downside is that, sadly, you won’t be allowed to wear the crown jewels whilst you skate (we asked). Spoilsports.
Find the Tower of London rink at St Katharine’s & Wapping, EC3N 4AB, and the nearest station is Tower Hill. It’s open from 11am – 9pm daily; adult tickets start are £14.50, and can be booked here.
Featured image: @towericerink