Hampton Court Palace has been home to many British royals throughout the years. Now it is a historical site where you can see fully furnished apartments from some of the royals that lived there, most notably Henry VIII and Charles III. It was a huge building with extensive gardens. Pictures do this place justice much better than words.
Our second stop of the day was Windsor. Windsor is home to Windsor Castle, which is still an official residence of the queen. We thought we would get to visit the castle, but the line was 1-1/2 hours long and we didn’t have time to wait in line and see the castle. I guess I will have to put that on my list for another trip. We walked around the town of Windsor, though, and over to the town of Eton. Eton is the location of Eton College, which is a famous British boy’s high school that has educated many famous men (especially politicians.) On our way back to the bus, we walked by a lawn bowling country club.
When we returned to London, we wanted to see a show on the West End. We didn’t have tickets to anything so we decided to go to the rush ticket booth. Because it was already late in the evening, our first choice shows (Les Mis and Chicago) were already sold out, so we got tickets for Jersey Boys. It turned out to be an incredible show. The music was non-stop and they did a wonderful job with the set and costumes. We were all singing the songs as we exited the theater. After the show, we took the train back to Cambridge. It was a long day, and I was definitely ready for bed when I got back.