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Christmas Traditions and Royal Glamour: Ice Skating at Hampton Court Palace

SEEN is always keen on royal glamour, especially at Christmas. We suggest you accept Hampton Court Palace’s invitation to experience skating against the backdrop of such a regal place: Henry VIII’s historic home. This stunning 1040 sq m open-air ice rink at Hampton Court Palace will be open until 8th January, 2017.


Skate and charge your winter batteries by partaking in a majestic afternoon tea, or dine under the hundreds of coloured lights that decorate the palace, adding a festive Christmas touch to the great ambience of this outstanding location, just 35 minutes from London Waterloo. Let World Master Chef, Chris Hawkins and his team ‘craft food experiences to dazzle your socks off’, as he promises. The culinary offer is indeed in accordance with royal taste, which is assured by the assessment of two Michelin-starred Chef, Daniel Clifford.

If you want to experience Hampton Court Palace in full and make a special day out, let yourself be transported back in time to discover the magnificence of Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence. Check the Palace website to plan your visit and to get special tickets that include entry to the palace, the gardens and the ice rink. Or join Hampton Court’s Courtyard Carol Singing in the evenings to get into the Christmas spirit, singing carols through some of the palace courtyards accompanied by the Epson & Ewell Silver Band.


There are so many things to do at Hampton Court Palace. To make the most of your visit, check all the events happening now here.

Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey