Ice Skating at Hampton Court Palace

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The ice rink at Hampton Court Palace opened this weekend and I was lucky enough to attend the launch on Friday evening.

It was a bitterly cold night but as I left the train station and saw the palace colourfully illuminated for the occasion, I was very glad I’d made the journey.

It really was a spectacular setting. There was a brass band playing carols, hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pies to snack on in the café and of course, the chance to ice skate in front of Hampton Court Palace.

Check out some (rather brief and grainy) footage of the rink below:

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink. Open until 9 Jan 2011. Book Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink tickets here