Discover the lavish building and grounds where the renowned King Henry VIII once lived. Learn about how the modest building and estate of the 13th century grew in size and splendour in the 1520s, together with a collection of magnificent furnishings, tapestries and art. See the Great Hall, the State Apartments, and the enormous royal kitchens. Built to feed a court of 600 people twice daily. Wander through parts of the 6 acres of grounds, the Privy Gardens and the Great Vine.
A church has existed on this site since at least 1282. In 1710 the parishioners collected subscriptions and local craftsmen turned their hands and feet to church building. The present church, was built in completed in 1715, to a design by John James, a leading architect of the times and an associate of Sir Christopher Wren. However, there was not sufficient money to complete the church, and the tower was not finished until 1747, when Lancelot Dowbiggin, a City joiner and sur
Visit the site of the most famous battle in English history and the last defeat suffered on home soil, and the later defence set up to avoid another loss. Start the journey with a visit the small seaside village of Pevensey. It was here that King Harold and his army were stationed, before heading hundreds of miles north to take on an invading Viking army in York. Unfortunately leaving the harbor unguarded just when the Normans landed on the beach. Then onwards to the town of
King Edward III is remembered in history for starting the Hundred Years War, annexing large parts of France for England, as well as being the reigning king during the period of the Black Death. What he is infinitely less well-known for, is building a small royal residence at Rotherhithe in South East London, the remains of which can still be seen today. The remains of the so called King Edward III’s Manor House are near the Thames in Rotherhithe in London. The house was built
In the 18th Century, anybody who was anybody went to Tunbridge Wells for the 'Season'. Follow in their footsteps to explore the Pantiles, maybe even take the water and look at the effect these people had on the town. Today it is a place of great 'Englishness'. We can see the church dedicated to Charles, King and Martyr and talk about 'disgusted' of Tunbridge Wells. It is possible to combine this visit with going on to see Chartwell, the country home of Winston Churchill the 2
Over the last 30 years, London has seen a huge amount of change. We can explore the first major regeneration project in London's docklands, or the amazing Queen Elizabeth park, home of the Olympic Games on 2012 or visit Kings Cross, the latest total rebuild of what was, until recently, one of our most industrial and depressed areas. These before and after walks give a great overview of how recent city planning has evolved to encompass public benefit.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s father Marc began the tunnel with his teenage son, who later became resident engineer. It is the only project that father and son worked on together, and Isambard’s first. The Thames Tunnel opened in 1843 and is the first underwater tunnel in the world – and the birthplace of the modern metro system. The Brunel Museum commemorates Isambard Kingdom Brunel's first and last projects. An exhibition celebrates the Thames Tunnel as the birthplace of the tu
Windsor Castle is the favourite home of Her Majesty the Queen. The castle has been inhabited by our royal family since the 11th century. Today, there are splendid State apartments and a chapel that has played host to 2 Royal weddings within a year. Combine with a visit to Eton College, one of our foremost public schools. Founded in the 15th Century by King Henry 6th and still the place of education for many of our political and military leaders.