We begin our walk in Hampton Court Village Bridge Road is just moments away from
Hampton Court station It’s a cozy street full of restaurants, cafes and independent boutiques This traditional British village is also known as East Molesey Ahead of us is the River Thames We’ll get a better view of it in a moment You can see Hampton Court railway station across the road. It’s just a few minutes walk to the Palace We’re now on Hampton Court Bridge As we cross the bridge, we are leaving the County of Surrey and entering Hampton, London Before the bridge was built, there had been a ferry crossing here dating back to the Tudor period The large white building on the other bank of the river is The Riverside Restaurant We are now in Hampton, London Ahead of us is Hampton Court Palace The official ticket office is just through the door to the left The grounds of the Palace are free to visit. The Palace itself costs £21.30 for adults, £10.70 for children Building of the Palace began in 1515 for Cardinal Wolsey It was given to King Henry VIII in 1529 when Wolsey fell from favour King William III destroyed much of the original Tudor Palace as he rebuilt in the new Baroque style Notice the ten animal statues known as The King’s Beasts These represent the King’s ancestry and those of his third wife Jane Seymour We won’t be visiting the Palace today, but instead will tour the Palace Gardens We are now in the Rose Garden Hampton Palace This is the Kitchen Garden. Ahead of us is the Tiltyard Cafe Through this gate lies “The Wilderness” We hope you’ve enjoyed this walk Like to know how we afford to travel so often and stay in beautiful homes? bit.ly/livingwalks