10. Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Palace in West London was built by Cardinal Wolsey, advisor to Henry VIII, in 1514.
After Wolsey’s fall from grace the King took it over and made it his home from home.
The Real Tennis court (a sort of cross between the modern games of tennis and squash) used by him remains, along with the famous maze (which was planted much later).
It’s now open to the public and a great place to spend the day during a visit to London.