During a free weekend during our Scotland-Ireland study abroad, we took the opportunity to go to London. There was a huge comic con going on that we wanted to attend, plus we would also have time for the Science Museum and Hampton Court Palace.
On our first day in London, we headed to Hampton Court Palace which is upstream on the Thames from London. We thought about taking a boat ride but logistically we couldn’t make it work. The palace belonged to Cardinal Wosely, Henry VIII seized it when Wosely’s star fell. Only St. James’s Palace in London and Hampton Court survive from Henry VIII’s time. Hampton is a huge estate and one that, even though we spent most of the day there, we only half explored.