Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink

Things to do , Ice skating Hampton Court Palace , London Until Sunday January 8 2017
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Henry VIII's sixteenth-century pad makes a mighty picturesque backdrop for this 900-metre-square outdoor rink, especially when lit up after dark. Those who aren't too confident on skates can hire an ice guide. Wrap up warm and take a turn on the ice in this regal back yard.

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Venue name: Hampton Court Palace
Address: East Molesey
Opening hours: Oct-Mar: daily 10am-4.30pm (last ticket sold 3.30pm). Mar-Oct: daily 10am-6pm (last ticket sold 6.pm). Closed Dec 24-26
Transport: Rail: Hampton Court
Price: £13.50
Event website: http://www.hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk/

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Robert M

Truly awful. Wait 15 minutes to get on and then wait 25 minutes to get shoes at the end. This is just profiteering of the worst kind. Go and see the palace and then go and skate at a proper rink.

Vlad J

The worst place to be. Crowded, no toilets and you get to wait a while to get your skates and again to get your shoes back.


We arrived for the first session on a Friday in mid December expecting it to be packed, but we were fortunate to be two of the ten people there in total. The pre-skate tent was well equipped with a cute wintery cafe, viewing space, a cloakroom etc, with a wide selection of skates available for free hire. Due to the warm weather this year, the rink itself was unfortunately very waterlogged and flooded in places but dry and rough in others, which meant people were falling over all over the place...but staff were quick to come and check people were ok!!! Despite this, I would definitely pick Hampton Court for skating over the over-crowded ice rinks in central London! 


Absolutely delightful venue! We went to the Sunday 14:45 session, the sun was setting while we were skating, the lights adding to the already magical backdrop of the palace. Unfortunately though the rink itself was waterlogged under at least an inch of water and there were so many skaters on the ice, it was difficult to get around - as if the challenge of staying upright was not enough already;) But if you're prepared to get severely wet, it's worth every penny!