As you glide around the spacious rink, take in the ambience of the fortress beside the Thames, which offers a unique and remarkable setting. The rink gets an extra helping of spectacular in the evenings when the lights, set against the fortress wall, adds to the dramatic jaw dropping views.
With spectacular views and delicious festive refreshments, the Tower of London Ice Rink is the perfect spot to unwind after work, take a romantic date or spend a day out with the whole family.
Book your tickets now for a truly magical and unforgettable experience at the Tower of London Ice Rink.Book now
We are open daily from 16th November to 5th January excluding Christmas Day
16th November – 18th December
11:00 – 21:00 on weekdays
10:00 – 21:00 on weekends
19th December – 5th January
10:00 – 21:00 all week
Skating sessions start on the hour and last for 45 minutes. The ticket price includes skate hire. We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!
Please note that the last skating session is 20:00-21:00
Purchase your tickets online now or at the Box Office located in the moat, open 16th November.
13 years and over
3-12 years old
1 Adult + 3 Children or 2 Adults + 2 Children
Limited skate aids are available per session and must be booked in advance
Groups of 10 or more are entitled to 10% discount (applied automatically on check out)
Aged 13 years and over, valid for 1 season (Expires 5th Jan 2020).
Aged 3 to 12 years, valid for 1 season (Expires 5th Jan 2020).
Whether you’re a skater or a spectator, everyone is welcome to enjoy delicious snacks and drinks at the Ice Rink Café & Bar, operated by Miss Polly. Offering a scrumptious selection from golden Cornish pasties and hot pies to indulgent drinks including a fully loaded hot chocolate, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome. The newly-heated spectator area is the perfect spot to relax and soak up the festive atmosphere. View the menu here!
Got something to celebrate? Why not get some friends together and have yourselves a skating party?
£15 per child
Includes skate hire, 45 minute skating session, birthday party food, birthday party drinks, exclusive VIP party area, four skating aids and two parents skate free to accompany the birthday party.
*Minimum booking of 10 children
£20 Per Person
Includes 45 minutes skating session, party drinks (1 alcoholic drink Inc. pp), exclusive VIP party area, skate hire.
*Minimum 10 Skaters to quality for party
£20 Per Person
Includes 45 minute skate and a mini bottle of Prosecco!
Love skating? Love Prosecco just as much? We have the perfect experience for you … come and try our skate and Prosecco deal!
We offer exclusive private hire for those customers wanting something extra special. Offering complete privacy in a magical, festive setting. We can serve drinks and canapés, organise branding and DJ’s/entertainers. Whether it’s a brand activation, corporate event or a private party, we can tailor an event package to meet your needs.
Choose from Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Liverpool Ice Festival or Cambridge The North Pole for your private hire venue. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Why not enjoy the full Tower of London experience? The Tower of London is a 1,000 year old fortress that protects the Crown Jewels. It was a secure fortress, a royal palace and an infamous prison. Be dazzled by the world-famous Crown Jewels, step into the luxurious palace of medieval kings and queens and discover the fascinating stories of the many exotic animals once kept at the Tower. Explore the spaces where famous prisoners were kept, discover the graffiti they left behind 500 years ago, and see if you can spot the famous ravens who watch over the Tower – legend says the kingdom will fall if they were ever to leave.Book now
If you have further questions that have not been answered here, please email our customer services who will be happy to assist you:
How do I buy tickets?
Book your skating session online here.
You can purchase tickets from box office in the Moat from 16th November
I have booked online… what happens next?
You will receive a confirmation email with your unique barcode which will be scanned by a member of staff on arrival. You can bring this email as confirmation on your phone, tablet or printed.
Can I change my booking?
Once booked, tickets are non-transferable and are unable to be rescheduled or cancelled. Please check your tickets carefully prior to checking out, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
I haven’t received my ticket?
Please check your spam mailbox as our email may have gone there. Not there? Please email our customer service team on email@example.com and we will assist you.
How long is the session on the ice for?
Sessions last for 45min on the ice and 15min for skate exchange and session change. Please arrive at the Skate Exchange at least 30 minutes before your session time to allow ample time to put your skates on and store belongings.
Should I pre-book a session or can I turn up on the day?
We recommend that all sessions are pre-booked online to avoid disappointment and avoid queues on site at busy periods. Tickets can be printed at home from the online system. This will guarantee your selected session time. The box office on site is open daily, although will have varying lengths of queue at peak times. Tickets can be purchased for future sessions at the box office in addition to the website.
Can I book a Skate aid?
Yes, they are £5 each to hire and are available online here or at the ticket office. Type of aid will be based on availability at the rink at time of skate, type of aid will be based on availability at the rink at time of skate.
Please note children’s skate aids are only available in limited numbers per session.
We do not have any skate aids suitable to support adults. Penguins are 78cm tall.
If I cannot make it to my booked session, will I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we cannot offer any refunds for non-attendance. Where it is possible, we will try to accommodate you in another session, with advance notice, this will be subject to availability and ticket category and is not guaranteed.
Is skate hire included?
Skate hire is included.
Can I bring my own skates?
Skate Hire is included in the ticket price. You are able to provide your own skates if preferred. Arena Group is not responsible for your skates, shoes or property when skating at our rinks. There is no reduction in price if you bring your own skates.
What are your skate sizes?
Our skate sizes go from size J8 to size14.
What should I wear?
We recommend wrapping up in warm outdoor clothing and please wear gloves. On all outdoor ice rinks there is a risk of getting wet as there is surface water or if you fall over and have any contact with the surface of the ice rink.
Can I bring my bag on the ice?
Bags of any description are NOT permitted on the ice, so we advise that you only bring essentials with you. All bags must be placed in cloakroom provided and the cloakroom costs £2 per item (non-refundable). Please do not bring large baggage or valuable items to the ice rink.
Where can I store my luggage whilst I skate?
We will have a cloakroom to store bags, jackets and shopping whilst you skate. The cloakroom is £2 per item (non-refundable, contactless payment).
The cloakroom is located opposite the skate exchange.
Is there a spectator area?
Yes we have an adjoining spectator decked area and viewing platform at our ice rink. This is not a covered area so please also wrap up warm.
Do I have to pay to be a spectator?
No it is free to spectate.
Can I park at the Ice Rink?
There is no parking at the Tower of London. The nearest coach and car park is situated on Lower Thames Street and is a 2-minute walk to the main entrance.
The car park has both lift and stairs. Pedestrian walkways are clearly marked and show the direction of exit to the Tower of London and pay machines.
Disabled provision: There are several clearly marked bays.
Is there somewhere to buy food and drinks at the rink before or after skating?
Yes, serving a selection of delicious food and drinks.
Is there wheelchair access?
Unfortunately wheelchair access is extremely limited and there is no ramp on to the ice either unfortunately. It’s also free for a carer to accompany you on the rink. If you have already paid for the carer to skate don’t worry! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll issue you a refund.
If you are skating with someone who has a disability, please contact us before your session on email@example.com
Please note, due to the restrictions of having the rink next to a Historic Royal Palace, we are unable to provide a disabled toilet at the rink itself.
Are there toilets at the ice rink?
Yes, there are toilets on site – unfortunately we are unable to provide a disabled toilet facility, due to the restrictions of the site.
What if the ice is wet?
The rink is prepared for changing weather conditions. It is still safe to skate on the ice during rain and snow, this does not affect the ability to skate on the rink.
If the weather is poor, will I be able to skate?
Usually the outdoor ice rink is open in all weathers. Our advanced cooling equipment keeps the rinks frozen and operational in most weather conditions. In the unlikely event that extreme weather conditions force us to close the rink we will arrange for you to book into an alternative session. Our manager will make this decision in the interests of your safety. No refunds will be given.
How old do you have to be to Skate on the Rink?
To skate on our rinks you have to be at least 3 years old.
Skaters aged between 3 and 9 inclusive must be accompanied by an adult (18+) on the ice. Children between 10-12 years of age must be accompanied at the site with adults who are watching at all times. A ratio of 1 adult to 5 children will be accepted. You can skate on our rink up to any age, although you are responsible for skating safely and it is not recommended for anyone with serious illness, heart conditions or pregnant mothers to be.
Do you have skate marshalls?
Our Ice Skate Marshalls are on the ice rink to monitor safe skating and will assist when possible if you are a novice.
When is the best time for me to skate?
Morning sessions tend to be quieter, particularly when the schools are open.
The early evening sessions (17:00-19:00) are generally busy.
The 20:00 session has been quieter in the past too.
If you want more space, then a session earlier in the season would be a good idea or in January.
The week before Christmas is very likely to be busy throughout the whole day.
Please be aware that Mon-Fri 11am-3pm we may have school groups skating.
Will I get wet when skating on the rink?
On all outdoor ice rinks there is a risk of getting wet, if you fall over and have any contact with the surface of the ice rink. As the rinks are open-air, rain or snow is also a possibility so please wrap up warm in appropriate outdoor clothing, with hats, gloves and scarves! It is still safe to skate on the ice during rain and snow and this does not affect the ability to skate on the rink.
Where are you located?
The Tower of London Ice Rink, London, EC3N 4AB
Can I skate on Christmas Day?
Unfortunately, we are closed on Christmas Day but we are open all other days shown on our website.
Do you offer discounts for group bookings?
Yes. We have an automatic discount of 10% off if you have over 10 people (excludes family tickets and party packages).
I would like to celebrate a special occasion at the Tower of London Ice Rink do you cater for parties
Absolutely! Adult and children’s VIP party packages are available to book online. Minimum party size is 10. Due to overwhelming popularity, party packages are now limited in availability so please contact our customer service team directly.
Should you want to go all out and take over the entire rink or organise a bespoke package deal please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Best London Christmas rink I’ve been to. My friend lost a piece of jewellery and one member of staff went out of his way to help and find it. The setting is lovely and the rink wasn’t too crowded. All in all 100% enjoyable experience. Thank you.”
“Everyone I spoke to was amazing, funny and happy to help. The best part of the experience.”
“All the staff were extremely helpful, polite and efficient “
“My granddaughter received advice on her technique which improved her confidence.”
“The staff we dealt with were really helpful.”
“Staff were very helpful and friendly. Amazing setting.”
“The staff were awesome. It was a super day!”
“Great fun for all the family!”
“Thank you so much Tower of London Ice Rink for letting NHS skate for free today! I really enjoyed it, so lovely to feel appreciated for the work we do!”
“Awesome location. Best ice skating ever!”
“This is an absolute MUST if you’re in the City during Christmas!”
The Tower of London Ice Rink is located in the moat.
London, EC3N 4AB, England
Tower Hill station: District and Circle lines.
London Bridge station: Jubilee and Northern lines.
Bank station: Northern, Central and Waterloo & City lines
Tower Pier, departing from Charing Cross, Westminster and Greenwich.
Fenchurch Street or London Bridge.
Routes 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1.