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20 November 2011

Go skating at the Tower of London

It's that time of year again, and ice rinks have started being lazily plonked throughout the capital, and yesterday the one at the Tower of London opened its doors for the first time.

It's not vastly different to the many other rinks which will appear in London, other than the atmospheric sense of skating beneath the Tower's historic battlements, but unlike Historic Royal Palaces' other offering at Hampton Court, it does feel less like the afterthought it definitely is.

Sessions are on a timed one hour basis, and are either £10.50 or £12.50 for adults, but if you buy them in advance that's subject to a £3.00 booking fee, so it's probably best to just show up and try your luck.

For more, see http://www.toweroflondonicerink.com/

^Picture © DC_Rebecca used under Creative Commons^


  1. Twelve and a half pounds to skate for a mere hour seems rather steep, even if it includes skate rental. Is this the going rate now? I'm Canadian. Haven't been to your London in a decade.

  2. Hi James, Sadly it is the rate on these seasonal tourist rinks, but at an all-year round place it's a bit cheaper. Lee Valley Ice Centre, for example, is £7.30.