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    London day 3 Wed 25 April 2018

    April 25, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Breakfast a bit hit & miss. Corn flakes & Coco Pops... Off to Hampton Court Palace built by Cardinal Wolsey & gifted to Henry Vlll just before his execution. Five of Henry VIII six wives lived here. It was a favourite residence of Elizabeth I. Charles I also lived here. Started with the young Henry story audio tour, then the Georgian story audio tour, followed by the audio tour of William III apartments missing Henry VIII apartments by accident. Bus and walk to Kew Gardens, officially called the Royal Botanic Gardens. Wandered about and looked at plants both inside and outside a number of greenhouses, including the Alpine House, Palm House, Temperate House and Waterlily House. Saw a Wollemi Pine and Monkey Puzzle trees both of which have different male and female seeds on the same tree. Dinner at Kew Hotel, then train back to Acton Town hotel.Read more