This beloved residence of King Henry VIII is the best example of the Tudor-era architecture and the most romantic royal palace. By taking away the property of Bishop of York, King Henry III turned Hampton Court into a stunning palace. His second wife Anne Boleyn left the palace for her execution, and his third wife Jane Seymour died here as well. The king built the first tennis court of England here.
During the rule of William III and Queen Mary II, in 1689, the palace was rebuilt in barocco style by Sir Christopher Wren, and the marvellously beautiful park and a giant green labyrinth, now world-famous, were added. King William III fell from his horse in this park and died from the injuries, so the gloomy reputation of the palace turned subsequent monarchs off from it and Queen Victoria eventually had opened it to public.