Hampton Court is located outside of London, about a 30 minute train ride. I love big cities but getting the opportunity to go to the countryside is always worth it. It was cold and wet (of course!), but we were still able to explore the castle grounds, eat lunch at the fabulous Tiltyard Cafe and run through the worlds oldest hedge maze (two lefts and right and we never hit a dead end!). Next time, I would love to spend the day visiting the little village that surrounds the castle. So lovely!