Hampton Court Palace is a beautiful royal palace situated in the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames which is only 30 minutes’ drive from the hotel. It is one of the historical royal palaces along with Tower of London, Banqueting House, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace. Hampton Court was the favourite home of King Henry VIII and has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century.
SEE HENRY VIII’S CROWN AT HAMPTON COURT PALACE
The royal palace is open to public. It is a famous local attraction in West London because of its size and the variety of things-to-see. The palace displays numerous works of art and paintings from the Royal Collection including Henry VIII’s crown. Apart from that, visitors will be amazed by the 60 acre gardens and the celebrated maze which is rare to find in London. It is also home to one of the oldest tennis courts in London dating back to the last century plus a grape vine that was planted in 1769 and is proudly submitted to Guinness Book of Records in 2005! Hampton Court Palace is certainly well worth a visit while you are in London.
TOUR THE CHAPEL AND TUDOR KITCHENS
The Chapel Royal is in Tudor style and hosts traditional services throughout the year. You might also spend an hour touring the Tudor Kitchens, a very exclusive must-see in the royal palace. It was built between 1530 and 1737 and the largest kitchen of their era that could host up to 600 guests at a royal banquet.
The royal palace’s home park is a perfect venue in summer for the fabulous annual Hampton Court Palace Festival and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
DIRECTIONS FROM CLAYTON HOTEL CHISWICK TO HAMPTON COURT PALACE:
Drive via Chertsey Road/A316 or via A310 for 30 minutes
Walk a couple of minutes to Gunnersbury train station and take the District line toward Richmond. Get off at Richmond station and at Richmond Station Bus Stop, take the 65 towards Kingston and get off at Cromwell Road Bus Station. Then get the 216 towards Staines and get off at Hampton Court Gardens.
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