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Hampton Court Palace
Built to feed the Court of Henry VIII, the kitchens were designed to feed at least 600 people twice a day. You can still see the largest kitchens of Tudor England at Hampton Court today, and they are often still used to prepare Tudor meals by a team of cooks in the kitchens.
The kitchens had a number of Master Cooks, each with a team of Yeomen and Sergeants working for them. The mouths of the 1,200-odd members of Henry VIII’s court required an endless stream of dinners to be produced in the enormous kitchens.
The annual provision of meat for the Tudor court stood at 1,240 oxen, 8,200 sheep, 2,330 deer, 760 calves, 1,870 pigs and 53 wild boar. This was all washed down with 600,000 gallons of beer.
Check website for details of live cookery demonstrations.
Great Tudor Family Trails and Audio Guide.
The world's oldest model village with miniature houses, shops and more all laid out in gardens.
Heavenly walled garden in Chelsea
Splendid story-telling centre in Stratford - newly re-opened!
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Rock ’n’ roll-themed chain with a high-energy vibe serving burgers & American classics.
350 acres of loveliness!
Visit one of the last surviving country estates in London
Jump off the jetty into the Serpentine at this historic open-air Lido
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Home to 'Call the Midwife'.
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Fun new Family Trail at the British Library
Charge amongst mythical beasts at Hampton Court's new play garden.
London is sizzling. Keep cool with an outdoor swim
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