Let the battle commence at Hampton Court

A celebration of the Field of Cloth of Gold, 23-31 May 2020

500 years ago, in 1520, Henry VIII of England met Francis I of France, near Calais, for an astonishingly grand European festival, designed to improve relations between the two great rival kingdoms. The competing royal dynasties, along with thousands of their courtiers, enjoyed a splendid fortnight of feasts, tournaments, masquerades and religious services amidst specially built, and incredibly elaborate, temporary palaces. So magnificent was the occasion that it became known as ‘The Field of Cloth of Gold’.

For nine days at the end of May, Hampton Court Palace will provide the location for the ‘re-match’ of the festival. This is diplomacy but deadly competition. England v France, choose your team!

Enter the village and encampments to sample the food, learn the crafts needed to survive, such as the armourer, who will be busy repairing the dents and damage from the jousts, artists and expert zones with talks and presentations.
PACKAGED ITINERARY

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Hampton Court Palace
After breakfast we make our way to Hampton Court for a full day enjoying all of activities and demonstrations as part of The Field of Cloth of Gold celebrations which include jousting, wrestling and foot combat as well as feasting, drinking and entertainment. We can also explore the Palace featuring the Tudor kitchens and the Great Hall before making our way home.
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Crowne Plaza London Heathrow

Heathrow
Bright and spacious guest rooms will make you feel right at home. All rooms feature fast Wi-Fi access and when you’re ready to relax, turn on the state-of-the-art TV and make a cup of coffee or tea, or try the minibar. Guests can also use their time at the hotel to relax and enjoy the extensive leisure facilities with fully equipped gym, indoor 16 metre pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. Children are allowed in the pool until 20:00 Sunday to Thursdays and 21:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

Holiday Inn Heathrow M4/J4

Heathrow
Great West Way
A contemporary hotel close to Heathrow Airport, the Holiday Inn M4 J4 at Drayton is perfectly placed for day trips to London's museums, shops and galleries, Windsor Castle and Legoland Windsor. All 230 bedrooms contain a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel has 71 family rooms (double with double sofa bed/twin with single sofa bed), and 6 accessible rooms are available. Enjoy classic and continental dishes in the restaurant, or relax at leisure in the lounge bar. The hotel has a fitness centre available for use.  Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge (hotel uses Parking Eyes).

Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1, 2 & 3

AAA+ Excellent Touring Location
The Novotel London Heathrow Bath Road opened in February 2018. It has a stylish, contemporary feel throughout the hotel from the open reception/bar restaurant area to the well equipped and comfortable bedrooms. In winter, a central open fire awaits you. The bedrooms are large and well-appointed with tea making facilities and convenient walk-in shower rooms. There is a free shuttle bus from outside the hotel to Heathrow airport and underground station. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge (parking eye in use so record coach registration at reception).

Holiday Inn London Heathrow M4 J4

Heathrow, London

1 Night Half Board
2020 Twin from £74pp
No Single Supplement (max 2 inc driver) price thereafter £24

Dates available:
23/05/20
29/05/20
30/05/20

Inclusions
• Full cooked buffet breakfast
• Choice of buffet menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Coach parking at the hotel is on-site and free of charge
• Entrance to Hampton Court Palace and full access to the festival events

Novotel London Heathrow Airport T1 T2 and T3

Heathrow, London

1 Night Half Board
2020 Twin from £79pp
Single Supplement from £24

Dates available:
23/05/20
29/05/20

Inclusions
• Full cooked buffet breakfast
• Choice of buffet menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Coach parking at the hotel is on-site and free of charge
• Entrance to Hampton Court Palace and full access to the festival events

Crowne Plaza London - Heathrow

Heathrow, London

1 Night Half Board
2020 Twin from £79pp
Single Supplement from £31

Dates available:
23/05/20
29/05/20

Inclusions
• Full cooked breakfast
• Choice of buffet menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Coach parking at the hotel is on-site and free of charge
• Entrance to Hampton Court Palace and full access to the festival events
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£74 for 2 days

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