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About the Hampton Court Palace: 200 Years of History, Architecture, and Design Walk in London
Hampton Court Palace is probably most well-known as the home of infamous Henry VIII. Here, you can see the impressive Tudor frontage, the Great Hall, with its remarkable hammer-beam roof, and the huge kitchens that were used to cook meals for his court of over 1,000 people. You will also see vestiges of several of Henry VIII's six queens: Catherine of Aragon’s symbol, the pomegranate, can be seen above a door frame, Jane Seymour’s arms decorate a ceiling, and it is in the Great Watching Chamber that Catherine Howard’s adultery was announced, leading to her execution.
On this tour, we will discuss Henry VIII and the Tudor palace, but we will also discover much, much more. We will start our tour at the station and cross the River Thames, where we will discuss the importance of the river to monarchs over the centuries. On entering the palace we will discuss how, in 1236, the Knights Hospitallers of St. John Jerusalem acquired the Manor of Hampton and used it as a grange, or centre, forread more
- Duration: 4 hours
- Category: History
- Group: £75 per person
- Private: £300 per party
- additional costs what's this?
- Hampton Court Palace tickets - £17.60
- Venues Visited
- Hampton Court