Emdad Rahman goes ice skating at the Tower of London.
It’s time to dust off the hats, scarves and gloves in preparation for real outdoor seasonal entertainment – and where better to go than the Tower? Slap bang in the middle of the historic dry moat is the Tower of London ice skating rink. Seasoned veterans and fledgling skaters have been taking to the ice cool surface to enjoy some festive fun amid some of the most iconic views in the world.
Each slippery, sliding session lasts an hour and, due to popularity, visitors are advised to book their desired session in advance. There is suitable provision for wheelchair users too. An hour is a long time to skate, but those who wish to take a break can always slide in for a quick cuppa at the Ice Cafe which is located right next to the rink.
The only known drawback this year has been the weather, as the warmest December in recorded weather history has led to some of the ice melting at certain points. With an awesome historical backdrop for visitors to ejoy, skating on the rink is a unique experience. Don’t miss it.
•The rink is open until Sunday, 3rd January 2016. For more information, go to: