Hampton Court Palace is a palace in the real sense of the word. The structure is located in the south west area of London, and is host to tourists from all over the world who come here to marvel at the remarkable architecture.
The palace sits in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. The Hampton Court Palace was stayed in by the British royal family prior to the 18 th century. The palace is located at a distance of about twelve mi from Charing Cross Station, to its south west. It can also be accessed by going upstream on the Thames River.
Hampton Court Palace was built originally by King Henry VIII. The king had the palace built for Cardinal Wolsey, who was a bit of a favorite with the king. However, later, in the year fifteen twenty nine, the Cardinal Wolsey fell from the king’s favor, and as a result, the king took it away. The palace was refurbished extensively afterwards by the king.
The expansion and rebuilding project occupied much of the next century. The work was however halted in the year sixteen ninety four due to some kind of rivalry. The work was completed later. The palace has two architectural styles that are seen as a result of this.
There is both Tudor as well as Baroque styles that shine out in the architecture of the castle. The pink bricks that are used throughout in the palace is seen as the unifying factor between the two styles. There is a vague symmetry about the whole proceedings.
Hampton Court Palace is open at present for tourists, and there are a huge number of tourists visiting every year, both from various parts of the UK, and all over the world.