Hampton Court (London) Reviews
Newest Review: ... for the great banquets which occurred here were cooked and prepared and the spectacular real tennis courts, which I believe are still played on today. The surrounding gardens are huge and provide great opportunity for nice tranquil walks along the banks of the River Thames. As well as containing many different varieties of flower and pristinely kept lawns the garden houses an enormous fountain which is right in front of the palace itself and the famous maze (apparently the most famous hedge maze in the world), which I used to think was absolutely massive as a child, but visiting recently its really not that large. People love the maze ... more
Customer Hampton Court (London) Reviews (4)
by - written on 14/09/08 (Very useful, 50 readings)
Living in Surrey I often drive past the magnificent palace and surrounding gardens of Hampton Court. I have visited on several occasions, when I was a young lad with my parents, on school trips and off my own back with my girlfriend who loves the gardens in particular. The palace was owned by Henry VIII and when you visit guides in full costume from the era bring the palace to life with their amazing stories of how life used to be like here and the goings on. Included in the tours of which there are six different routes are trips to the royal kitchen where all of the food for the great banquets which occurred here were cooked and prepared and the spectacular ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/04/06 (Somewhat useful, 57 readings)
i enjoyed my stay at the palace. the staff were very nice and i had a very good day. However when i wanted to make general complaint about the palace i was not able to do this and i found it very annoying becuase all i wanted to do was make a suggestion to whoever runs the palace to improve the flooring because it was very hard to get my pram across the floor. when i wanted to make a complaint it was very hard, there were only suggestion boxes and a memeber of staff who i told. i wanted to right a email but could not find a adress easily. i think it is a serious matter becuase the floors are very awkward. some sort of meeting should be set up and arragments should be ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/08/05 (Very useful, 88 readings)
Henry VIII is arriving, his barge is pulling in,out on the Thames and there's a scurry of activity all over the palace. Put yourself in the Hampton Court picture. Guides are dressed in period costume and special exhibitions easily take you back in time. Time in this case is from 500 years ago. My research tells me that probably the first most famous resident was Thomas Wolsley,who took over the palace in 1514 when he became Archbishop of York. He had to give it up when Henry VIII wanted it- I think he wanted to keep his head, so gave up the palace! Henry took over around 1537 and his only son was borth there and christened in the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/07/05 (Somewhat useful, 57 readings)
Hampton Court is a fantastic place to visit, the gardens are kept immaculately and all the staff are so helpful. You must see the Real Tennis Court there and how they play... its squash on a tennis court but with a real hard ball!! Its crazy! We visited the place as part of a tour you should have a look at www.guidedlondontours.com for more or www.creaitivedestinationseurope.com - they were very helpful. I would also advise trying to go on a day when the weather is good, as the gardens are done little justice by the rain. Enjoy your ... Read the complete review
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