I am officially addicted to The Tudors, the Showtime series which chronicles the reign of Henry VIII. I love the characters, the history and the court atmosphere and it reminded me of my visit to Hampton Court Palace, Henry’s favorite palace during his reign. Located just 30 minutes outside of London, a visit to Hampton Court is a great day trip.
You can take a guided tour or explore on your own through the state rooms, kitchens, and gardens to learn about the lavish life of Henry VIII and his six wives. If you can’t visit England right now, I hope you enjoy my photo diary of Hampton Court and be sure to watch the authentic series.