Hampton Court, Richmond-upon-Thames, London, Surrey

In the middle of a rather grey week, one day was gloriously sunny, so I visited Hampton Court Palace, around forty minutes from the centre of London by train – not far from where I live.

Hampton Court, Richmond-upon-Thames, London, Surrey

Hampton Court Palace is most associated with King Henry VIII, but it was used as a royal palace until 1737.

Hampton Court, Richmond-upon-Thames, London, Surrey

Entry to Hampton Court Palace gardens is free from around 1st October to the end of February, and although the display may not be quite as stunning as in the height of summer, there is still plenty to see.

Hampton Court, Richmond-upon-Thames, London, Surrey

Hampton Court, Richmond-upon-Thames, London, Surrey

Hampton Court, Richmond-upon-Thames, London, Surrey

Hampton Court, Richmond-upon-Thames, London, Surrey

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