The Tudor palace of Hampton Court was not originally intended to be a royal palace, but was actually Cardinal Wolsey's country house. However, Wolsey chose to offer it to King Henry VIII as a gift to retain his favour. Since then, Hampton Court has been rebuilt and extended upon by many different monarchs, most notably King William III who employed Sir Christopher Wren as the architect.
Get lost in the world-famous maze, explore the fountain garden, take a stroll along the boardwalk or view the Pond Garden - there is so much to see and do here.
The inside of the palace is just as spectacular as the outside is. It allows you to explore the history of the house where many monarchs have added to it throughout the generations.