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 amidst some of the most iconic views in the world.
Each slippery, sliding session lasts an hour and due to popularity visitors are advised to prebook. 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 history has led to some of the ice melting at certain points. With an awesome historical backdrop enveloping visitors, skating on the rink is a unique experience.
The rink is open until Sunday 3rd January 2016.