Located in the outskirts of London in the beautiful borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, Hampton Court Palace was originally build for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey before it came in to the possession of the most famous of all England’s kings: King Henry VIII.
Henry famously had many wives, and also owned many properties (over 60 by the time he died), however it was this palace which Henry spent the majority of his time especially during the second half of his reign. Henry arranged to have his own personal chambers rebuilt many times at great expense, as well as having new residencies built for each of his wives every time he remarried! He had lavish, expensive tastes and very much enjoyed entertaining guests. The result of this can be seen in the famous Great Hall and extensive gardens.
Students will be able to explore the whole palace, including the wonderful kitchens, the newly reopened ‘chocolate kitchen’, Great Hall, chapel, and the beautiful grounds and world famous maze.
Ticket price includes: return travel by coach and entry to the palace. Your entry ticket will also entitle you to a free audio guide (subject to availability) which is available in a range of languages.
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