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Hampton Court's 1040sq metre ice-rink is positioned on one side of the long drive that runs up to the front of Henry VIII's Tudor palace. You'll get a great view of the front as you whizz around the ice, and if you book an evening session you'll be able to see the 500-year-old palace all lit up as you skate under the evening stars.
It's a toss up between this rink and the one at Somerset House as having the best backdrop (if truth be told, we think the one at Somerset House just shades it), but if you want to visit Hampton Court during the day then this is a fantastic way to spend the evening.
When it's finally time for a sit-down you can enjoy watching everyone whizz around the rink whilst enjoying a mug of piping hot chocolate in the little cafe alongside the rink.
> Craig’s review of Hampton Court Palace – “If you grew up within ten miles of Hampton Court Palace then this place was your educational day out. This is how they'd teach you some British history. They'd cram fifty kids into a big bus and then make you troop around the grounds for two hours counting up the Tudor chimneys (because every single chimney is different, you see -- and if you came here ten thousand ti… continued”
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