Hampton Court Palace was built in 1514 by King Henry VII but hasn’t been inhabited by the heads of the British royal family since the 18th century (although some relatives get to live in nearby State Apartments). The Palace houses many works of art and furnishings in their original positions, including clocks, a barometer and many of the beds. There are a few points of interest within Hampton Court Gardens. The Great Vine that produces grapes every September, the Privy Garden, the Tiltyard walls, the 20th Century Garden and the Hampton Court Palace Maze.
Opening Times: Formal Gardens: Summer 10:00-19:00, Other times 10:00-17:30. Palace and Maze: Summer 10:00-18:00, Other times 10:00-16:30.
Nearest Station: Hampton Court Railway Station (Overground Rail).
For more info, go to http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace