Great Place Wednesday: Hampton Court Palace & Gardens; London, UK

With the 2012 London Olympics still in full swing, let’s head back for another week of Great Places in London.  Hampton Court Palace is located south and west of central London, in Richmond, just a few miles upriver on the River Thames. Originally built in the 1500’s by the powerful Cardinal Wolsey, the palace was[…]

Great Place Wednesday: Trafalgar Square; London, UK

With the London Olympics ongoing, its only appropriate to visit the psychological heart of London: Trafalgar Square. Trafalgar Square is literally at the crossroads of London’s primary axes, also at almost the precise center of the Greater London area.  Once lying at the edge of the City of Westminster, today Trafalgar Square lies at the[…]