ABOVE: The Maze at Hampton Court Palace was
the first hedge maze in Great Britain. INSET: A costumed performer entertains
Hampton Court Palace is open every day except December 24, 25,
and 26. Allow two to three hours for a visit. For hours and ticket prices, see
the Hampton Court
Palace section of the Historic Royal Palaces
Web site. Disabled guests should be sure to read the palace's
The Tiltyard tearooms in the palace gardens and the Privy Coffee
Shop near the Tudor Kitchens offer drinks, snacks, and light meals. Two kiosks
in the gardens sell ice cream during the summer months. Picnicking is allowed in
the gardens and several other areas.
For a more substantial lunch, or for dinner after a visit to the
palace, try the Caffè
la Fiamma across Hampton Court Road in
the village shopping district next to the palace. The Italian food is excellent,
and you can watch herds of deer through the restaurant's windows as you dine.
The palace has three shops on the
If you're as well-heeled as Henry VIII and would like to live
like a king with all the mod cons, you can rent either of two apartments at
Hampton Court Palace through The
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