London Pass BlogBack to Blog
Visit a top London attraction this winter: Tower Ice Rink
Published: Monday 23rd of November 2009
After a visit to the Tower of London, nip outside and enjoy an afternoon of ice skating on the tower's ice rink.
The Tower Ice Rink, set in the 1,000-year-old dry moat, opened at the weekend and runs until January 10th.
For those that find the winter elements too much to bare there are a number of fascinating exhibitions within the tower to enjoy.
The tower was a state prison and a place of execution and, for almost 900 years, criminals, traitors, kings and queens were all incarcerated within its walls.
An exhibition called Meet the Prisoners tells the stories of those locked in the tower, why they were there and whether they ever left alive.
One of those featured is Guy Fawkes, who attempted to blow up parliament and King James in the 1605 Gunpowder Plot.
The plot failed and Guy Fawkes was captured and died a horrible death - being hanged, drawn and quartered in the tower.
Posted by Kevin Smith.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
Wednesday 8th of May 2013 Things to do in London: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir a 'testament to diversity in the capital'
Tuesday 7th of May 2013 London attractions: Botanical beauty is at the heart of Kew Gardens
Monday 6th of May 2013 What better way to conclude an exciting trip visiting the best of London attractions than to watch...
Sunday 5th of May 2013 If you want to see the very best of London attractions, and experience all that the city has to offer,...
Saturday 4th of May 2013 London attraction: Meet the legends at Chelsea Stadium!
Friday 3rd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Get up close and personal with Queen Elizabeth at the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 2nd of May 2013 Things to do in London: Head down to the Courtauld Gallery for a taste of fine art
Wednesday 1st of May 2013 Things to do in London: Indulge your sweet tooth at the M&M store
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Capture the sights and sounds of London with the Photo Walks of London tour
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 London attractions: Go for a glide-by on a Thames River Cruise
Tuesday 30th of April 2013 Things to do in London: Lebanese artist hits headlines at the Tate