Hampton Court Palace
The name alone is enough to inspire thoughts of regality and splendour, and Hampton Court Palace has a rich enough history to live up to its legend. From Kings and Queens, to ghosts and myths, there are few places in the UK that have such a strong legacy. The Tudor palace is renowned for its association with Henry VIII who brought every one of his six wives to live with him there. His fifth wife was, of course, Catherine Howard, who was later arrested for adultery and treason, before she was executed in the Tower of London.
Sir Christopher Wren was later commissioned by William III and Mary II to construct a beautiful new baroque palace, who were followed by a succession of Georgian kings and princes, before royalty left the property in 1737. The palace was opened to the public in 1838 by Queen Victoria and together with its iconic maze and gardens, extensive art collection and exquisite interiors, it has become one of the most popular attractions in the UK.
Tel: 020 3166 6000
The Magic Garden is now closed during the winter and will reopen in spring 2017.
Palace, Formal Gardens, Magic Garden and Maze: 26 March - 28 October 2017 (summer)
Open daily 10.00 - 18.00.
Adult : £16.95
Child : £8.50
Senior Citizen: £14.30