Hampton Court Palace!
Our first palace visit naturally has to be one that is steeped in Tudor history. In fact, this palace is divided into two distinct eras but, as luck would have it, the "other" one is close for renovations or something. But who cares? Not I, obviously!
And yes, we will go through the maze. Wouldn't you? It's an hour there by subway so we'll be using The Underground to get there and back. Or we may grab a taxi on the way back. So much will depend upon how we feel.