Tower of London Ice Rink

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© Joanna Woodley
© Joanna Woodley
© Joanna Woodley
Tower of London , Tower Hill Until Sunday January 3 2016
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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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Venue name: Tower of London
Address: Tower Hill
Opening hours: Mar-Oct Tue-Sat 9am-5.30pm; Sun & Mon 10am-5.30pm. Nov-Feb Tue-Sat 9am-4.30pm; Sun & Mon 10am-4pm
Transport: Tube: Tower Hill; DLR: Tower Gateway
Price: Peak: £14, £13 concs, 8-16s £10, 3-7s £9, £40 family; Off peak: £12, £11.50, £9.50, £8.50, £38
Event phone: 020 8241 9818
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This ice rink provides you with a stunning backdrop - the Tower of London on one side and the River Thames and its south bank landscape on another (think Shard etc). The rink is a good size and when we went it was quiet due to being quite early on in the season. Staff were friendly but think they have quite a bit to lock down in terms of logistics before the hoards arrive. The one negative comment is you are very much on public display whilst you're skating. The Tower of London is a very popular tourist spot so you are likely to gawped at and photographed by tourists. Not too much of an issue unless you feel self conscious and nervous about skating in the first place. Some festive music and a Christmas tree would have been a nice touch and added to the experience. After finishing your session there is a great cafe/bar to warm yourself up in with a hot chocolate or a mulled wine. 

David Richard

Excellent skating surface, great value with helpful staff/customer services. A great day out... Mulled wine after to warm up is a must!