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Hampton Court Palace in Pictures

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Ham House & Garden
Bushy Park
Strawberry Hill House
Hampton Court Palace
Road Cycling at Hampton Court Palace
 

 

The oldest surviving Tudor palace in England will make a stunning backdrop for the Road Cycling time trial events, which will begin and end at the historic Hampton Court Palace in south-west London.

 
 

The venue

 
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

 

Hampton Court Palace has housed some of Britain's most famous kings and queens, most notably the colourful Henry VIII. The Palace has a rich sporting history too, being home to the oldest surviving real tennis court in England, one of fewer than 50 real tennis courts in the world.

 
 
 

Sporting events

 
Road Cycling at Hampton Court Palace

Road Cycling at Hampton Court Palace

 

Held on Wednesday 1 August, the men's and women's time trials (44km and 29km respectively) take place over a single lap which will incorporate sections of Richmond, Kingston-upon-Thames and Surrey. Riders start 90 seconds apart and the winner is the rider with the fastest time over the course. What's more, both events are free to watch, which should make them a popular choice for spectators.


Olympic Events

Road Cycling (Time Trial)

 
 
 

Nearby

 
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Bushy Park - Avenue of Lime Trees

Bushy Park

Avenue of Lime Trees

Located in East Molesey, Hampton Court Palace has a number of sights and attractions just a few miles away:

Bushy Park

  • 26 minute walk
  • Second largest of the Royal Parks, Bushy Park features a mile long majestic row of horse chestnut trees
Strawberry Hill House
  • 2.3 miles
  • A sinister Gothic castle with mysterious turrets, gilded ceilings and dazzling stained glass windows
Ham House & Garden
  • 2.9 miles
  • A 17th-century Stuart mansion that combines formal gardens with a lavish interior
Chessington World of Adventures
  • 3.9 miles
  • Family-friendly theme park that boasts a number of rides and a Sea Life centre

     
     
     

    Travel

     
    London Rail and Tube Services

    London Rail and Tube Services

     

    Although located outside of central London, there are still a couple of convenient options when travelling to Hampton Court Palace. Driving is not advised due to high levels of traffic and restricted parking - limited, pre-booked parking will be available for disabled spectators. Public transport options include:

    National Rail:

    National Rail services run from Wimbledon London Underground Station to Hampton Court Station. The Palace is a 200m walk across the bridge from the Hampton Court Station.

    Riverboats

    Running from Westminster, Richmond-upon-Thames and Kingston-upon-Thames, the riverboats offer an alternative journey to the Palace. Journeys can however take up to 4 hours, depending on the tides.

     
     
    Sophie Wallace

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    Sophie Wallace

    29th July 2014

     

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