Located in the dry moat, the Tower of London ice rink offers a grand historical setting for seasonal skating sessions, along with views of London's ancient fortress. As with fellow Historic Royal Palace Hampton Court, sessions last an hour and wheelchairs are welcome on the ice except during the last session of the day. Online booking is advised.
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Average User Rating
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Avoid this rink and use a reputable one. They were not sweeping away excess water or resurfacing the ice. There was enough water on top of the ice for a child to drown in! Previous years have been great but this year stay well clear - others have managed to still offer a fantastic skating experience in this mild weather but not here!
Don't be fooled by the star rating I've given this. I can't give it zero or better still minus 5. This is an awful ice skating rink. The ice was melting there was a lot of surface water in fact you'd be better of wearing a wetsuit than a pair of ice skate. Very disappointing. Don't waste your money there are much better rinks in London
Worst ice rink I`ve visited in years. As mentioned below they are not sweeping away the water and its more of a lake than ice rink. But the real bad surprise came when we were told that we are not allowed to take pictures. We have an annual tradition to go ice skating around Christmas and do one picture each year that we collect in a special album. Well, not this time, unless you pay £8 for an official photo from the photographers there. Staff, who was extremely rude, justified that with safety as if someone knocks me down while taking a picture, my mobile will break its glass and they will have to close the ice rink because of that. Well my question is then what happens if someone bumps into the photographer and his lenses break, and also what about the people skating with their glassed on. Clearly a racket to sell their own photos rather than any safety whatsoever. If they care about safety they will not let the rink melt with an inch of water on top. As I mentioned to staff I will probably not be visiting them again, they replied "That is OK". Well yep, I wont. Somerset house ice rink staff not only were happy for pics to be taken but were kind enough to offer that they take the pics of us with our mobile. Will be sticking to that one in future. Anyone who thinks of going to tower of London - AVOID AT ANY COST. Worst spent money so far this year.
Excellent skating surface, great value with helpful staff/customer services. A great day out... Mulled wine after to warm up is a must!