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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.

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.