We're so lucky to be visiting at a quiet time.
Inside Base Court
We gathered with other people under the splendid clock tower
Where we meet up with these two Courtisans who were preparing for a visit from the Queen - that would be QEI.
They took us for an entertaining talk and tour. It was very well done with a very clever script.
The weather had turned very chilly. We went on to visit the huge Palace kitchen which in its day made up to 1200 meals a day! It was very cold in there. It must have been a horrid place to work in winter. This sign says that people couldn't work naked. I wondered who on earth would want to!
We were very happy to find this fire going in the main kitchen we stayed awhile by it to warm up a little.
If you are ever close to Hampton Court do visit. Out of the hustle bustle of central London, right by the Thames, it's a pleasant place to visit.