When I visited Hampton Court Palace, I didn't know anything about the maze. What interested me more was its previous inhabitants: King Henry VIII who separated from the Roman Catholic Church because the church wouldn't allow him to divorce his queen Catherine of Aragon so he could marry Anne Boleyn, the temperamental queen successor who refused to be submissive to the head-strong king. Ironically, Boleyn was eventually beheaded.
The story here isn't about the royals but my foray in the palace's maze. It was at the tail end of my visit and I had a train to catch back to London. And by Jeeves, I started palpitating when I couldn't extricate myself out of it! Well, I did - eventually, or I wouldn't be writing about it here. It contains half a mile of paths so that can't be a walk in the park, can it?
Hampton Court Palace is located in the lovely Middlesex county at the outskirts of London. The point being: if you don't have all day to find your way out, try not to get lost - or at least, allot adequate time.
This is the Eye in the Sky!