Henry VIII's Crown
For 200 years Hampton Court Palace was the centre of court life in England. Built by Thomas Wolsey, Chancellor to Henry
VIII, and given to the King in a futile attempt to prevent his own fall from power. The Palace was enlarged by Henry VIII and
remains to this day one of the important surviving buildings from the period.
Visit the immense Tudor Kitchens where such delights
as Pigge Sauce, Nese Bekys, Payn Purduez, Fride Creme of Almaundys and Gilded Marchpane all washed down with plenty of Hippocras!
at Henry VIII's Great Hall with it's glorious hammer beam oak roof and the priceless Abraham tapestries.
And there is so much
more - the stunning opulence of the Baroque Apartments built by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II, the breathtaking
beauty of the Chapel Royal and acre upon acre of beautiful gardens.
See the world's oldest vine, Mantegna's Triumph of the Caesars,
The ancient Tennis Court and of course get totally lost and bemused in the world famous Maze!!