Hampton Court Palace
A Palace fit for a King
2.5 miles from Kingston –Upon-Thames
There is something about palaces that are magical and makes you feel like you have stepped back in time. This is a spectacular building with wonderful gardens and river views, saturated in fascinating history that goes back as early as 1236.
Hampton Court Palace is a ‘Tudor Palace’ and one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned and acquired by Henry VIII.
Learn about the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall, the infamous Haunted Gallery and the Tudor kitchens. Discover the magnificent baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore the wonderful, extensive gardens, complete with water features, restored kitchen garden, maze and a surprise for the children.
The palace is a few miles from the Kingston-Upon- Thames bridge and accessible by bus, train or via a lovely river walk.