Hampton Court Palace London

Being one of the eminent landmarks of London, in the XXX Olympiad this prominent location will again be placed in the lime light. Road Cycling session will take place at this royal venue, which is located in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Greater London.  This iconic location has always been a huge tourist attraction, but in year 2012 when athletes from all over the world will arrive at the capital city of UK, then they would definitely want to take a glance at this historical piece. The main event of the Road Cycling is an outdoor sport so the surrounded area of the Hampton Court Palace will only be utilized in the session.


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    From history, it is known that this royal palace was actually built for Cardinal Wolsey who was a favorite political figure of King Henry VIII. After the end of Henry VIII’s reign the palace was enlarged under the William III. The project of expansion was suspended in 1694 and the palace was left in two different architect styles, Barque and Tudor. Currently general public and tourists are welcomed, to view the historical landmark. In the year 2012 the palace will be used for the Road Cycling Session of Olympics.

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    What to do at Hampton Court Palace?

    Being a famous tourist site the government of London has provided various kinds of facilities to make the place look family-friendly, yet again interesting. There are few shops present within the palace; between 10:45 am and 5:45 pm you can pay a visit.

    For events or formal celebrations you can also hire a venue. There are various locations within the palace, it depends upon you whether you wish to hire garden area or a hall.

    Contact: +44 20 3166 6507

    In order to make Hampton a fun place for children, different activities are organized which one way or the other are related to the palace or royal fairy tales.

    For travel purpose various discount offers are also present by the travel and trade group of Hampton Court Palace.

    Instead of wasting your time in the queue, you can also avail the facility of membership. It is up to you, take help from the online facility or make a call on the number given below:

    Contact: +44 844 482 7788

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    After the Games

    Since a very long time the palace has been used for the purpose of tourism, exhibitions and personal hiring for events. And this will continue to be done even after the Olympics.

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    Operational Hours:

    Monday to Friday the palace is opened for general public between9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

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    East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU, United Kingdom

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    How to Contact:

    People living within United Kingdom can use following number in order to contact the management of the Palace:

    Contact: +44 844 482 7777 (from UK)
    Email: hamptoncourt@hrp.org.uk

    Overseas can us the number given below:

    Contact: +44 20 3166 6000

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    How to Get There:

    There is no tube station or over ground station within the radius of 1.5 miles so for patrons it is best to take a bus to the Hampton Court Palace.

    By Bus:

    There is a bus stop by the name of Hampton Court, Hampton Court Palace (KT8) (Stop F)‎. Bus number that reaches this stop are 411, 461, 513, 515A, 641 and R68. Bus stop is right in front of the Palace. View Map.

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