Sample over 800 years of Surrey’s history

London, Greater London

Come and discover Surrey’s history, including the open meadows of from the internationally-know Runnymede and Hampton Court Palace.

The sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215 is where the medieval barons met with King John, resulting in a change to the monarch’s powers. Today the open meadows at Runnymede are a great historic site to reflect on this point in history. 

Further along the river is the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, which celebrates its 500-year anniversary in 2015. Henry VIII’s favourite palace, visitors can explore gardens, kitchens, bedchambers and even a maze. 

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Hampton Court, RichmondHampton Court © VisitEngland/Historic Royal Palaces
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