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The world-famous Hampton Court

Palace was once the residence of

Henry VIII, William III, Mary II and

other royals from around 1500 to

18th century.

The world famous Kew Gardens

was established in 1759 by

Princess Augusta and Lord

Bute and is the world's first and

greatest botanic garden. Kew

Palace, the earliest surviving

building inside the Gardens was

once home to King George III and

Queen Charlotte. Venture up 253

steps to the top of the recently

opened Great Pagoda and enjoy

spectacular views across London.

Marble Hill House, an elegant

Palladian villa built in the1720s

for Henrietta Howard, the

beloved mistress of King George

II is located along the River

Thames and on the opposite

bank, attractively connected by

Hammerton's passenger ferry

is Ham House and Gardens, an

atmospheric Stuart mansion

built in 1610.

The Temperate House, Kew Gardens

RBG Kew/ Jeff Eden

kings

and

queens In the 13th century Richmond used to

be called Sheen or Shene, but when

Henry VII built Richmond Palace

the town took its name, Richmond.

You can still visit the remains of

the palace today and see a plaque

commemorating the death of Henry

VII and Elizabeth I.

Richmond upon Thames has been a

favourite retreat of Royalty, painters,

writers and musicians and when you

visit you see architecture dating back

to Stuart and Georgian times.

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