After posing the question "what to do [at midday on Saturday]" and images of travel (trains, buses, cycling, boats) the film briefly concentrates on riverside pursuits by the Thames (picnicking, playing games, singing on a riverboat). This rambling introduction leads to "a fine and historic palace... the Palace of Hampton Court... for over a hundred years open to the public - ours to enjoy." Many aspects of the Palace are shown: the State Apartments, Armoury, the Queen's Bed. Tapestries on display and undergoing preservation. The Long Galleries - Catherine Howard's ghost story. A service underway in the Chapel Royal. The Great Hall (which Shakespeare visited). The 400-year-old clock. The Great Vine: grapes on sale. The Tudor tennis court, with "real tennis" match in progress. The gardens where Handel wrote the Water Music, the deer park, the formal gardens. Floodlit fountains.