Last weekend it was a beautiful summers day and Danny and I decided to make the most of it and go on a little adventure. Hampton Court Palace has always been on my list of must visit places and so that’s exactly where we headed.
Hampton Court Palace is by the River Thames and is a perfect place to visit on a warm summers day. Hampton Court Gardens surround the Palace and are a great place to have a picnic and enjoy the sunshine. In the gardens you will find the Hampton Court Maze, this is a giant garden maze that I thought would be easy to get out of it, I was completely wrong. You need a ticket to go in the maze, which you can either buy separately or your Palace ticket also includes this. Alongside the maze is the Magic Garden a giant fun garden space for children. There is also The Tiltyard which is a great cafe for sandwiches, cakes, hot food and drinks to enjoy.
We got lost in the maze and then enjoyed some lunch in the outside gardens before going into the Palace. It was much bigger than I could even have expected. Inside you will see Henry VIII’s apartments and kitchens, William III’s apartments, learn of Young Henry’s VII story in a visual experience, explore many of the rooms, as well as plenty of art along the way.
The Palace also has access to their own gardens, which were breathtaking. What seemed to span for miles were extremely pretty and very well-kept trees and gardens. Pass by The Orangery where you will see many a fruit-growing to also the great vine, the world’s longest grape-vine.
There is so much to see at Hampton Court Palace, you really can have a lovely day here. You also don’t feel like you’re in London at all.
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