Rêveuse London: The Secret Garden at Hampton Court

Rêveuse London: The Secret Garden at Hampton Court

 


HAMPTON COURT

TRANSPORT: FROM EALING BROADWAY TAKE BUS 65 TO KINGSTON BUS STATION THEN BUS 211 TO HAMPTON COURT
DURATION: 1 HOUR 20MINS
ADMISSION: £24.50

A short bus journey away from Kingston City Centre and you'll soon be transported into what seems like an idyllic countryside retreat village, complete with cobbled stones, terracotta hues and lush green trees. With all the rage on staycations over travelling abroad at the moment, we looked into finding somewhere close yet still wanting to have an enjoyable day, out so we decided to visit the historic Hampton Court. 

My last memory of the palace was visiting it in primary school, in awe of what the UK once was, how people used to live as well as the opulent tudor patterns decorating the walls. Not to mention learning about King Henry the eighth and his adoration for charging his close confidants and wives. Today, Hampton Court is open to the public, where you can see most of the quarters as well as the magnificent gardens, by far my favourite part of the grounds. The carefully shaped trees that's both thoughtful yet imperfect, to its orangeries filled with an array of pastel coloured dahlias amongst other wild flowers. A lake can be seen just beyond the water fountains where swans and geese lazily walk too and fro on the grass. Unexpectedly autumn is the perfect time to visit, where a misty haze floats through the distance in the gardens, giving it a sort of English ambiance about the place (ie, the picturesque thoughts of iconic British muggy weather).  




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