Went out to Hampton Court Palace (http://www.historicroyalpalaces.org/webcode/hampton_home.asp) with Gabby and Raquel yesterday. It was minimalist by French standards but very impressive by English!
I really enjoyed the hedge maze and I could imagine the ladies and lords running round it on a sunny day, as we were, and even canoodling in dark dead ends.
The actual palace was massive and almost a maze itself.
It was a great day out if tiring.. and only 30 mins from the city by train!