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Hampton Court Place

Our trip to Hampton Court Palace was amazing!

We had an early start arriving at school for 7:15am! After a 2 hour journey we eventually arrived at the Palace at 10am. A quick stretch of our legs and we were ready to explore. As we walked through the gates we couldn’t believe how big Hampton Court Palace was. We were now ready for our Tudor adventure to begin. Our first stop was the kitchen, there was a roaring fire where they would have cooked the meat. There would have been over 100 people working in there during Henry VIII’s reign. They would have been boiling meat and making pies. Then we made our way to Henry VIII’s apartments, the first room we visited was the Great Hall where all the Lords and Ladies would have eaten their meals. Sometimes Henry VIII would have eaten there too. Then we visited the room where Henry married Katherine Parr, a replica of his crown was also on display. There were many paintings of Henry and his family along the corridor. It was amazing to see where Henry VIII lived. The whole of KS2 had a fantastic trip. We would give Hampton Court Palace 10/10.

Jessica, Daisy, Tom and Alfie.


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