There are two options for this excursion:
Hampton Court Palace was built by Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII between 1514 and 1540 and later added to by William III and Mary II. It is a magnificent example of both Tudor and Baroque architecture and has extensive formal gardens and a world famous maze. The first option will gain you entry to the Palace, Gardens and the maze.
The second option is a joint ticket with the Hampton Court Flower Show. This is a yearly event organised by the Royal Horticultural Society and is the world's largest flower show.
The excursion is expected to begin at 9.30am when a coach will pick up excursion participants from outside the Strand Campus, and the journey to Hampton Court should take about 1.5 hours. Participants will be free to look around on their own or at no extra cost can join one of the many organised tours that take place every hour. Lunch will be provided. Further details will be given nearer the time.
The excursion will start at 11am at the Tate Britain, the national gallery of British art from 1500 onwards. Delegates will be given a 90 minute guided tour around the gallery before taking the boat down river to the Tate Modern. The newest of the Tate galleries, Tate Modern displays international modern art and excursion participants will be given a 90 minute guided tour of the permanent collection.
Shakespeare's Globe is faithfully reconstructed from the original Globe Theatre of 1576. As well as the theatre, there is a permanent exhibition about Shakespeare, Elizabethan London and the Globe itself. The tour will start at 10.30am and will last approximately 30-40 minutes. Excursion participants will receive an all day ticket to the exhibition.
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