A taste of local life in a royal Saxon town and Henry VIII palace along the route.
Spend a day being immersed into a routine of an ordinary Englishman, surrounded by the history, wonderful picturesque riverside and have a stroll along the market in Kingston-upon-Thames.
In 1603 James I granted the town a Saturday Market and in 1927 King George V confirmed Kingston's status as a Royal Borough.
We would pay a visit to the Coronation stone of the Saxon kings, which gave the name to this lovely town. Then wonder through a local antiques market and from there head to the lively little market with local produce and great souvenirs.
Next on our route - a former palace of Henry VIII - Hampton Court, - one of the gems in London's crown. Have a great tour over there: meet the King and learn about his life of glory and troubles.
You could end your day with an unhurried stroll in the Bushy Park - former hunting ground of Henry VIII, where deer still grazing in peace, interrupted only in order to pause and pose for your photos.
A great pleasurable day for the lovers of long walks!
We start from a nice walk through the downtown Kingston, visiting its antique market.
Then - bustling local market, which has been in the same spot for many centuries.
Lovely riverside is also on our route - straight to the Hampton Court palace, in order to have an audience with King Henry VIII!
You will experience the splendor of the royal palace with a number of excellent exhibitions, fabulous gardens, and a lunch in true style of the Tudors.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at the rail station in Kingston or at the station in Hampton Court.
End location: I can leave you at the Kingston railway station or Hampton Court station.
Duration: 8 hours
You take train from Waterloo station and we meet at Hampton Court or Kingston station.
Services of your tour-guide with a sound amplifier.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 GBP - Lunch, coffee, snacks.
Train fare to Hampton Court from Waterloo (or Vauxhall).
Entrance to Hampton Court palace:
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My husband and I had a wonderful day out with Marina. Not only did she know her history, she was enthusiastic about sharing it with us. We told her what we wanted to do and she planned a tour just for us. If you want to have fun and learn interesting facts you can't go wrong with Marina!