This tour starts by visiting Greenwich, birthplace of ‘Our ’Enery’. Then… it’s off with your head, as we away to the Tower of London for a personally-guided tour. Described by Shakespeare as ‘The Slaughterhouse’, the Tower is London’s oldest building and a World Heritage site. This tour features the tragic tale of Henry’s second wife Anne Boleyn as its central theme. Also see the Crown Jewels, king of bling! And the famous Beefeaters, with costumes designed in Henry’s reign.
Next, we take a driving tour of the London places identified with Henry’s great ‘dissolution’ (not on public transport version), including Smithfield, Blackfriars and Westminster Abbey.
In the afternoon the tour heads for the world famous Hampton Court: 500 years of royal history in Britain’s greatest palace: the one that Henry VIII stole! Now it’s two palaces in one. Highlights include the authentic Tudor kitchens, the Great Hall and the Chapel Royal. There’s also an important art collection and the magnificent gardens featuring the world’s oldest maze for you to get lost in!