Last Friday, 24th March, we headed west out of London for a day trip to Hampton Court Palace. Upon arrival, we were greeted with biting winds and freezing temperatures, but luckily our amazing tour guide Sandy had us quickly forgetting the cold once she started telling us about the rich history of the palace. And, she let us warm up by the huge fire in the Great Kitchens! It was great to go more in depth about King Henry VIII’s life at Hampton Court, as well as a little about the lives of his six wives and his three children.
Luckily after we had lunch, the weather had warmed up considerably and we were able to explore the rest of the outdoor grounds around the palace.
Check out photos of our lovely day at Hampton Court!
All aboard the train to Hampton Court!
Ready for our tour with Sandy
Thankful for this huge fire to warm up our hands
Once the sun came out, the palace really came alive
The Great Hall and decorations in King William III’s apartments were grand and opulent
The orangerie and gardens surrounding the perimeter of the Palace were absolutely stunning in the sunshine and the air was fragrant with the lovely scents of all the blooming flowers. Also, fun fact – did you know that Hampton Court holds the record for the world’s biggest grape vine?
We were glad to have a sunny end to a wonderful day, thanks to Sandy and Hampton Court Palace for showing us a great time!