On Sunday my brother and I went to see the John Wilson Orchestra at the Hampton Court Place Festival. We've seen the John Wilson Orchestra previously at a BBC Proms and it was fantastic, but sadly missed out on tickets to his show this year at the Proms. Luckily tickets to the Hampton Court Palace Festival arrived through the letterbox, so we were super excited to get the chance to see the JWO again!
|Wearing: Barbour Jacket, Primarni Tee, Mango Jeans.|
We got to Hampton Court for 6:30pm, and easily found the parking towards the back of the palace. We parked in a field within the grounds along with everyone else, then walked the short distance to the gardens.
Everyone was sprawled on the ground, laying on picnic blankets, popping champagne bottles, and just generally being very very British. It was fabulous!
We were getting quite hungry and didn't bring a picnic with us as we were feeling quite lazy, plus we had to test out the food vans on offer! I opted for the woodfired pizza, while my brother Chris went for the Venison burger.
My pizza was delicious, absolutely perfect, but slightly too much truffle oil (my mouth still tasted of it the next day, even after two-teeth-brushes...). The burger also looked insanely good, and it got a big seal of approval from Chris!
This was his face when I was photographing the food...one of despair!
We had some time to kill before going in so we had a walk around the grounds and took some photos. They're so beautiful, I love all the flowers! Hampton Court Palace is one of my favourite historic places to visit, it's so close to where we live and is such a beautiful place. It's crazy to think that the majority of it is over 500 years old! It's just fascinating and completely mind blowing.
I wasn't sure what to wear, usually I go smart casual to concerts, but the weather was awful and absolutely freezing, so I went comfy instead. I mean, we were gonna be sitting outside!
We noticed people starting to drift inside so we thought we'd join them. I mean, we're British, so we're basically human sheep who love to join a queue. We joined the queue and soon were walking through the palace towards the Tudor Court. This has to be one of the most amazing locations I have ever seen a concert!
Just look at it!
Sitting there listening to music surrounded by a 500 year old palace with so much history that shaped the country you live in today - incredible!
It was such great fun listening to all of the show tunes from the famous MGM Musicals, and the orchestra were fantastic. It was wonderful to see the seats so full as well, John Wilson is famous for selling out his shows, and it was nice to see a variety of ages there - not just the oldies!
Thank you for inviting us along HCP Festival - we had a ball! If you're thinking of going to the Hampton Court Palace Festival, GO! There's still time to get last minute tickets for Alfie Boe (who I've seen before and is just incredible), Peter Andre, and Burt Bacharach. Sadly the Paloma Faith shows are already sold out! If you do miss out this year though, there's always next year!
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