As Christmas approached, Dom’s mom flew to London to spend 10 days with us.
Several people had recommended we visit Hampton Court Palace, one of the many palaces of Henry VIII. Since Dom's mom loves European history, we finally had a good excuse to make our way out there.
The entire grounds are huge so we spent several hours there. The impressive kitchen was built to feed the hundreds of people living and visiting the palace during Tudor times, and Henry VIII even had a huge 12 foot wine fountain in the middle of the courtyard with both red and white wine flowing for guests to drink.
If you do plan to visit Hampton Court, definitely check out the events they have going on beforehand. Apparently they periodically have food festivals and even fire up the palace kitchens to cook some of the traditional dishes from Tudor times!