Monday, September 16, 2019
This time we decided to go to the castle itself so we caught an Uber from our hotel and went straight there.
The staff at Hampton Court have created a 45 minute 2 person act that incorporates conversations around Elizabethan times.
I did not take any photos but they were dressed in period costume and did make it an interesting presentation of the history of the times.
After watching The Spanish Princess at home we had hoped to see the rooms of the palace where the young Henry VIII lived but unfortunately these rooms were closed for renovations for a future event.
Making palace staff work around the clock to meet deadlines put me in mind of some modern high tech companies that have high expectations of staff meeting deadlines for important events.
It was a cold day outside and the kitchen area of the palace was cold too.
This large open fire was a very welcoming warm spot for us. Nice to linger for a little to soak up the warmth.
There were more spaces like this for open fires but they were not lit but all with fittings in place for lots of spit roasts to feed the large population of Hampton Court - the kitchen staff alone numbered 400+.
Opposite the palace we found The Mute Swan and had a very nice pub lunch there before saying goodbye to Hampton Court.