Day 5: Hampton Court Palace, London Eye & HP Walking Tour

Today was very exciting and we got a lot covered. Our day began by traveling to the outskirts of London and visiting Hampton Court Palace, which is a royal palace that has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century and was also home to King Henry. The palace was huge and it was so interesting travel through each room and read about its’ history. My favorite room was Henry’s chapel or the “secret bedchamber,” and I love how they told a story in the description of each room. I even got to see a reenactment of King Henry and his mistress, who put on a show in the middle of the palace in front of everyone, which gave me better insight as to who Henry was at the time. After that, we traveled to the back of the palace, which was a massive green garden/lawn lined with large trees and bushes. It had sets of chairs as well as food and drink stands, so we got to dine in Henry’s backyard while we absorbed the sunlight and interacted with others! After our time at the Palace, we decided to visit the famous London Eye because we already had tickets. The area was very crowded, but luckily we made our way through the line quickly and got to get on in little to no time at all. The eye was absolutely amazing and it overlooked the entire city, so we really got a birds-eye view of London! It was such a beautiful, bright and sunny day for the Eye, so we truly lucked out. Last but not least, we had our Harry Potter walking tour through London, where we traveled to various sites where the series was filmed. It was amazing to have actually been in the exact locations that the cast and crew were in, my favorite being The Millennium Bridge! It was cool to say I have actually “walked” all throughout London, which is my favorite part of traveling! Overall, I was very happy with everything we accomplished this day, and it made me even more excited for the rest of the trip!!

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