Hampton Court Clock tower Stuffed peacock in the kitchens Alleyway between the kitchens Hampton Courts great kitchen Stained glass window in the great hall Tapestry hanging in the palace Portrait of Henry VIII Covered walkway in the gardens Birds overlooking the lake

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Last Saturday @lauraakalemon and I spent the day at Hampton Court Palace.

The palace is split into sections ranging from the great hall built before Henry VIII’s time to the Georgian apartments in use until quite recently. The gardens and maze were included in the price of the ticket so we spent close to a full day exploring every nook and cranny of the apartments, maze and grounds. The tour took us through the great kitchens, halls and into Wolsey’s rooms before back out into the courtyard enclosed by the chapel and apartments.

Although quiet for February the palace was running events across the whole day relating to Henry VIII’s marriage to Kateryn Parr. We managed to get swept up in a crowd of followers, @lauraakalemon and I were split into guys & girl groups and headed off to the Kings Privy council chamber. This was a brilliant piece of acting from the cast, where we were able to ask Henry questions about his marriage, the country, taxes and war in France. This lead onto the marriage of Henry and Kateryn in private.

Once this was over we finished the day by walking through the maze and grounds. However it was marred slightly by my ‘ol faithful Clio breaking down and needing a tow home.