Mind your crown jewels when you fall over at the Tower of London ice 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 on November 14, and their stunning backdrop might just take you prisoner. Better still, they’re building their biggest rink ever for these socially-distanced times, ensuring maximum safety without compromising on the fun!
Once the home of imprisonment, misery, and torture, this winter 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. They’ve already put tickets on sale too; a fine chance to put something festive in the diary!
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 14 until January 3, 2021, 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 on weekdays, and 10am-9pm on weekends; adult tickets start are £16, and can be booked here.
In other festive news, Kew Gardens’ magical Christmas lights trail is back this winter!
Featured image: @towericerink
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