Hampton Court Palace is a magnificent blend of Tudor and Baroque architecture, covering a staggering six acres alongside the River Thames. After confiscating the palace from Cardinal Wolsey, King Henry VIII lived here with some of his many unfortunate wives. Hampton Court Palace is famed for its magnificent gardens, where music and flower shows take place in the summer. Otherwise, choose from one of six different tours, some including costumed guides. The maze is another very popular attraction but expect to get lost.