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Hampton Court Palace


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Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, 12 miles (19.3 kilometres) south west and upstream of central London on the River Thames. Building of the palace began in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the cardinal gave the palace to the King to check his disgrace; Henry VIII later enlarged it. Along with St James' Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many the King owned. The palace is currently in the possession of Queen Elizabeth II and the Crown. 
In the following century, King William III's massive rebuilding and expansion work, which was intended to rival the Palace of Versailles, destroyed much of the Tudor palace. His work ceased in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. While the palace's styles are an accident of fate, a unity exists due to the use of pink bricks and a symmetrical, if vague, balancing of successive low wings. King George II was the last monarch to reside in the palace.
Today, the palace is open to the public and a major tourist attraction, easily reached by train from Waterloo station in central London and served by Hampton Court railway station in East Molesey, in Transport for London's Zone 6. In addition, London Buses routes 111, 216, 411 and R68 stop outside the palace gates. The structure and grounds are cared for by an independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces, which receives no funding from the Government or the Crown. In addition, the palace displays many works of art from the Royal Collection.
Apart from the Palace itself and its gardens, other points of interest for visitors include the celebrated maze, the historic royal tennis court (see below), and the huge grape vine, the largest in the world as of 2005. The palace's Home Park is the site of the annual Hampton Court Palace Festival and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Palace in England

  • Desc: Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, 12 miles south west and upstream of central London on the River Thames. Building of the palace began in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII.
  • URL: http://hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton_Court_Palace
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Thing, LandmarksOrHistoricalBuildings, Place
  • Result Score: 19217.38

HALF MARATHON 2020

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  • Result Score: 723.20

Hampton Court Palace Festival - Lionel Richie

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  • Result Score: 362.22

Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace: Hampton Court

2013 film

  • Type: Movie, Thing
  • Result Score: 244.11

Festival Picnic - Dido

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  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 99.65
Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court

Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court

Sports facility in England

  • Desc: The Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court Palace is a court for playing the sport of real tennis. It was built for Cardinal Wolsey between 1526 and 1529. Henry VIII of England played there from 1528. This court is still home to an active tennis club. In 2015 it was closed to visitors for major restoration works. During the 17th century various improvements were made to the court.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Tennis_Court,_Hampton_Court
  • Type: Place, StadiumOrArena, Thing
  • Result Score: 63.13

Festival Picnic - Lionel Richie

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  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 56.17

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 25.00

2018 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 25.00

2014 RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

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  • Type: Event, Thing
  • Result Score: 25.00
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