Let’s face it, it is only beginning to look a lot like Christmas when are standing on an ice rink, elevated above the ice, unsteady on your skates. Wrapped up in a warm winter coat, clutching mulled wine through thick gloves, your cheeks pink from the chill. The one activity that is guaranteed to enhance the festive feeling is skating. And what better backdrop to skate in-front of than one of London’s most iconic landmarks, the Tower of London. Majestically set in the dry moat, the ice rink spans across a large amount of ground making it a large and popular destination for Londoner’s this winter. Rotating snowflakes are projected onto the historic walls creating a movie set feel.
When your feet hurt, retreat to the warm and cosy shelter. Watching skaters from the side line there is a selection of food and drink to be enjoyed whilst listening to the choir singing Christmas carols.
Head to the Tower of London Ice Rink for a special skating experience. The rink is only open until Sunday 6th January daily from 11am to 9pm, except on Christmas Day when it will be closed. So get your skates on!
All ages and skill levels are welcome until 7pm but from 8pm the evening session will not have an aid on offer. Adult tickets are £14.50, £12.50 for students with a valid NUS card, children aged 15 and under, OAPs and jobseeker concessions with proof of eligibility. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, can skate for £10.50.
Family tickets are £46 for two adults and two children, or £42 for one adult and three children.
Minimum skate age is three, and there are skate aids in the form of penguins available for hire.
For details and to book tickets, go to www.toweroflondonicerink.co.uk