A trip to the United Kingdom is never complete without visiting the royal attractions of the country. The beautiful castle, gardens and parkland are nestled in the breathtaking Herefordshire countryside between Hereford and Leominster. The Hampton Court Palace has not been inhabited by the royal family since the 18th century. It is open to the public and is a major tourist spot, famous for its maze, the historic real tennis courts and the huge grapevine, which is the largest in the world.
Situated in Greater London, in the county of Middlesex, the Hampton Court Palace is easily accessible from London by any of your preferred modes of transport, whether it is by road, train, boat or tube. The Hampton Court Palace is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by King Henry VIII.
It is especially fun to plan family visits as you get discounts on tickets as well as get to take part in fun family activities together. These include costume tours and presentations, get a feel of Tudors by being part of a live Tudor world, a gossip session with Princess Caroline and even create your own Gregorian style drinking chocolate. Besides that, there are games and photo sessions that both children and adults can indulge in.
Shopping enthusiasts can browse through various shops at the Court Palace and pick up souvenirs and knick-knacks to carry back home. You can visit the Barrack Block Shop, Henry Shop, Garden Shop, the Tudor Kitchen Shop and more. And the best part is its all tax free for visitors outside the EU!
Another great feature about the Hampton Court Palace is that it is a great venue for hosting events such as weddings, conferences, birthday parties and more. The palace’s outdoor and indoor areas are wonderfully equipped for all purposes. The management also provides excellent in-house service, along with caterers, photographers, music and entertainment, florists and more.