For over 500 years, Hampton Court Palace has stood serenely on the banks of the River Thames. Many important historical figures, one of 12 monarchs was Henry VIII who's passions was for the palace on the Thames. To this day, you can still experience the beauty that so enthralled him, as you stroll around six acres of magnificent buildings. Beneath the colonnade in Clock Court is the entrance to the King's Apartments lovingly restored to their full glory after the fire of 1986. Here, you'll find the King's Great Bedchamber and his Eating Room as well as the magnificent King's Staircase.
Sandown Park racecourse Esher opened in 1875, chosen as a natural amphitheatre was the first purpose built enclosed racecorse in the UK. Today it not only hosts race meetings but is an Exhibition, Conference and Banqueting Centre. The venue organises all types of events, conferences, presentations, dinners and weddings, music and concerts. All meeting areas have glorious open views, many with external balconies and terraces.
Three hundred acres of botanical delights grace Kew Gardens, which lies on the south bank of the Thames River between Richmond and Kew in the suburbs of south-west London. The gardens today present an enjoyable mix of landscaped lawns, formal gardens, and greenhouses. Equally important, Kew functions as a botanical research centre and maintains the largest plant collection in the world. The various greenhouses display plants from across the world in climate controlled environments, while Kew Gardens Gallery houses art and photographs illustrating botanical themes. Queen Charlotte's Cottage (open only in summer) is a pretty summerhouse lying alongside a lake. The Chinese Pagoda is arguably Kew's most recognizable structure.
On the banks of the river Thames just a short 12 miles from central London is Kingston -Upon-Thames.
First recorded in the Royal Charter in 838 the borough was known as the coronation place where all the Anglo Saxon Kings were crowned.
Today, this vibrant university town has developed a rich mix of retail, arts, culture, cafes and restaurants with a variety of entertainment and sport activities.
The town centre is a mecca for shoppers with 500 stores, small niche retailers and market stalls as well as the ancient Market Place where fruit, vegetable and global street food cuisines are available making Kingston a popular destination
Hampton Court Palace hosts the world's largest annual flower show of floral and garden displays in an unforgettable historic setting.
Chelsea is the world's most prestigous flower show showcasing the best garden designs in London.
Wisley the home and head quarters of the RHS, one of four RHS owned gardens with the largest plant collection in the globe that will inspire and educate
Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby is the largest dedicated venue in the world.
The staduim hosts matches, staduim tours, World Rugby Museum as well as Music events with world performin artists.
Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world and the most pretigious. It has been held a the All England Tennis Club since 1877 and is the only tournament in the world played on outdoor grass courts. Wimbledon is one of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments, the others being the Australian, French and US Open. Wimbledon is famous for its history and traditions.