Hampton Court

If you fancy a visit out of London but don’t want to spend a whole day out, this is the ideal visit. The trip is easily made by train from Waterloo station and it is a most charming half-day ‘out of London’ tour. Built by Cardinal Wolsey as a country home, this magnificent palace later became one of Henry VIII’s favourite residences. The palace was later modified in a classical style by architect Christopher Wren during the reign of William III and Queen Mary, as well as subsequently, by a few other monarchs.

So the palace has a wonderful mixture of history and architecture – more than any other building in England.

We will tour the palace and its precincts, Henry VIII’s kitchens – the largest remaining Tudor kitchens in England – the wonderful Great Hall, the Chapel, the Private apartments in the Tudor and Renaissance parts of the palace and along the way we’ll talk about the different personalities who have shaped the history of the palace.

This is a Half-day tour (train transportation not included).