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Hampton Court Palace

Enter the residence of Henry VII at Hampton Court and explore its chambers and visit the Palace’s Haunted Gallery to have chills down your spine
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Julia Gawel
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Julia

5/5
United States
Sheila Dunsmore is a fantastic guide. She had a group of 13 completely enthralled. Loved her and loved our time at Hampton Court.
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Nils

4/5
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Likte best at man kunne vandre rundt på egen hånd og dermed bestemme hva man ville se og når. Grei billettbestillingsprosedyre.
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Jonathan Robert Butcher
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Jonathan

5/5
Norway
An unforgetable 5 hours and we still didnt managed to complete the tour. The gardens are a delight . Very easy and simple when ordering tickets. Will definitely return to finish the tour.
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Thomas Payne
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Thomas

5/5
United States
it was easy to use the app on my cellphone to purchase tickets. However when we presented those tickets on my cellphone, we were told to return to info desk. We had already had our tickets on display when we ask a separate question at thar desk. No one pointed out that their was another step to be taken at that location before we walked ahead. The person at the gate took care of it, but it was a bit confusing. BUT- a small price to pay for an amazing display of tulips and other plants. It was well worth the mix up.
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Graham

5/5
United Kingdom
We loved the historic building, we wanted to feel the history and to learn how a king lived in his hay day. The staff are so helpful, my wife walks with a walking stick. We were approached by member of staff and offered a wheelchair to help my wife get around. We loved the colours and the artistic life. The gardens are a must see. Simply Educational.
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Patricia Standbridge

Patricia

4/5
Staff very friendly and helpful, liked experiential experience in kitchen - wish there could have been some more of that. Some rooms very dark and difficult to see but was an awful day. Great items in shop. Good food in smaller cafe.
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James

5/5
Staff was helpful friendly efficient Enjoyed the gardens and dining Theater actors were fun and informative Thank you for a delightful experience
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Sandra

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Marina was an excellent tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and we love spending time with her. If we ever come back to London ask for her again.
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Hampton Court Palace Guide

Hampton Court Palace, also known as the Tudor Palace, is a Baroque royal castle that overlooks the Thames neighborhood of Greater London. The history of Hampton Court Palace is just as fascinating as its architecture, dating back to eventful times during the Tudor era (14th to 16th century). History buffs and those fascinated by regal interiors should certainly visit the palace. 
Here is everything you need to know before booking your Hampton Court Palace tickets — best ticket options, what to expect, history, timings, and more.
The Hampton Court Palace offers a perfect blend of medieval history, art, and architecture. Based on your budget visitors can choose from standard entry tickets, guided tours, combo tickets, or a Pass for a visit. 
Standard entry tickets provide timed access to the Palace and are light on the pockets. A guided tour offers you a thorough understanding of the palace, its history, architecture, and more by an expert local guide. Combo tours offer you the ease of visiting several landmarks in London including Hampton Court Palace without having to book multiple tickets. If you wish to explore all the popular landmarks in London, consider booking the London Pass. 
For those short on time and a budget, standard entry tickets provide a great deal. With a timed entry option, visitors can explore the Hampton Court Palace and the Gardens at their own pace. 
 

Recommended Experience 

Walk through various chambers where the marriages of Henry VIII rewrote history, learn about the battle for power at the Tudor Court, and explore the vast 60-acre garden. Choose your preferred date and time of visit based on your schedule.  
The Hampton Court Palace tour provides access to the marvelous and stunning residence of Henry VIII. It makes a perfect choice for tourists who are short on time and wish to visit only the Hampton Court Palace and Gardens. Get a first-hand experience of what life was like for the 17th century Royals, the Tudor cooking, and what was considered entertainment back in the day. 

Recommended Experience

Take a tour of the 60-acre garden, view the stunning interiors of the Chapel Royal, and visit the State Apartments of Henry VIII with an expert guide. 
This combo ticket gives you access to the three stunning and splendid architectural destinations of London – Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, and the Tower of London. The combo tickets are worth every penny if you wish to visit these grand and historical places in London.

Recommended Experience

Get access to three popular historical landmarks of London — Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, and the Tower of London without having to juggle multiple bookings. This ticket includes a discount of 5% and an additional cashback of 5%. 
The London Pass is for everyone who wish to explore the length and breadth of London with no restriction on time and budget. Visit over 80 tourist attractions of the city along with Hampton Court Palace, without burning a hole in your pocket. 

Recommended experiences

Book the London Pass to visit a dazzling array of tourist locations in London including Hampton Court Palace, Windsor Castle, Tower of London, Chelsea FC football stadium, Kew Gardens, and more. Besides, you will also receive a free guidebook and a free 1-day hop-on hop-off tour ticket with the London Pass.  Receive a 10% cashback upon completing the booking with Headout. 

If you are on a budget 

If you are on a budget, we recommend booking the Hampton Court Palace and Gardens ticket. The ticket provides entry to all open public areas of the palace, the Maze, and the Magic Garden.

If you want to explore more in London

If your agenda is to explore London extensively, The London Pass is just for you. The pass gives you access to over 80 tourist attractions in London, including the Tower of London, Windsor Castle, Kew Gardens, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and more. 

Free Entry 

The entry to the Hampton Court Palace is free for all members of the Historic Royal Palaces. Besides, children under the age of 5 do not need a ticket to enter. 

Discounted Tickets 

Discounted tickets are available for visitors over 65 years of age and full-time students with valid IDs.

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What are Hampton Court’s opening hours?
The palace is open during the following hours during summers and winters: 
Summer (March to November)
Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Last admission: 4:30 PM
Winter (November to March)
Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Last admission: 3:00 PM
When is the Hampton Court Palace London closed?
It is open all year round except on the 24, 25, and 26 of December every year.
What is the best time to visit Hampton Court Palace London?
Although visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Hampton Court Palace throughout the year, it becomes very crowded in the period between Easter and the end of September. If you wish to avoid the rush, consider visiting between winter to early spring. The best time of the day to pay a visit is during the early hours if you intend to avoid tourist crowds.
How long should I spend at the Hampton Court Palace?
Visitors are recommended to spend at least 2 to 3 hours at the Hampton Court Palace to enjoy the experience to its fullest.
Where is the Hampton Court Palace located?
The Hampton Court Palace is located at Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, United Kingdom.
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How do I get to Hampton Court Palace?
You can get to Hampton Court Palace by National train, bus, or taxi. 
By train: The closest station is Hampton Court train station which is only a 10-minute walk from the Palace. 
By ferry: The closest station is Hampton Court ferry terminal which is only a 10-minute walk from the Palace. 
By bus: The closest stop is the Hampton Court Palace (Stop F) which is only a 2-minute walk to the palace gate. 
Are parking facilities available at the Hampton Court Palace?
Yes, there is a parking lot behind the ticket office of the Palace. 
Is Hampton Court Palace wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the Hampton Court Palace is wheelchair accessible.
Is a storage facility available at Hampton Court Palace?
Yes, a luggage facility is available at Hampton Court Palace upon paying a deposit fee of £1
Are any dining options available at Hampton Court Palace?
Yes, dining options are available at Hampton Court Palace. Visitors can sip on hot beverages, indulge by eating cakes and pastries and enjoy the light lunch options available at the Tiltyard Cafe.
Is photography allowed inside Hampton Court Palace?
Non-commercial photography is allowed inside the Hampton Court Palace.
Hampton Court Palace is notable for its extensive gardens, and for being one of the main residences of King Henry VIII. The palace is full of fascinating chambers, lavishly decorated with paintings, furniture and tapestries from the 16th and 17th centuries. Here are some of the parts of the palace you cannot miss:

Hampton Court Gardens

The garden is home to some of the oldest puzzle mazes, three National Plant Collections, and a record-breaking grapevine. The 60 acres of stunning formal gardens and more than 750 acres of parkland provide a haven for nature lovers in the heart of London.

The Haunted Gallery

Experience the Haunted Gallery in the State of Apartments of the palace. The legends of the Haunted Gallery have stood the test of time and continue to send a chill down the spine of visitors. Allegedly, the ghost of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII can be seen in the Haunted Gallery at the Hampton Court Palace.

Hampton Court Christmas

Each year, the Hampton Court gears up for fun-filled festivities during Christmas. Set in the beautiful courtyards and grounds of the Hampton Court Palace, the Christmas celebrations begin a few weeks before Christmas day. Relish some amazing artisan food and drink to enjoy the festive atmosphere. 

Hampton Court Palace Festival

The Hampton Court Palace festival takes place in the magnificent Tudor Courtyard of Henry VIII’s palace. The lineup includes a host of popular and world-class musical acts. View the performances by different artists over three weeks against the backdrop of rich Tudor history. 
Here are the other top landmarks in London that definitely warrant a visit.

Tower of London 

One of London’s most iconic castles, the Tower of London is a World Heritage Site and is a must-visit. Get up close and meet the famous ravens and Yeoman Warders and experience the towers like never before with Tower of London tickets

Kew Gardens 

If you love hanging around in nature, consider buying the Kew Gardens tickets. Carpeting over 120 hectares of land in London, the Kew Gardens houses lush green lawns, over 50,000 plants, and a plethora of biomes. Visit the gardens for an unforgettable experience amidst nature. 

Churchill War Rooms

Travel back in time and visit the secret passages of the Churchill War Rooms. Get a first-hand experience of what life was like during World War II with the help of Churchill War Room Tickets. Uncover the secrets of the second world war and immerse yourself in engaging and interactive games and exhibits in the museum. 

Westminster Abbey

A majestic and regal setting for many royal weddings and every coronation since 1066, the Westminster Abbey is one of England’s most religious buildings. It became an important part of Englan’s history after Edward the Confessor set up his throne here. Each year, millions of visitors, visit this historic place which is also a part of the standard tourist trail. Book Westminster Abbey tickets & tours to explore the church of the royals.

Windsor Castle

Engulfed and wrapped in royal history, Windsor Castle is the oldest and the largest occupied castle in the world today. Millions of visitors flock the Windsor Castle each year, which has been the home of 40 monarchs to date. Book Windsor Castle tickets to get a glimpse of the life of Her Majesty, Late Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen used the castle as a private home and the official Royal residence where she performed formal duties. 

St. Paul’s Cathedral

The St. Paul’s Cathedral is located in the Central part of London, to the northeast of Blackfriars. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and is considered one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in the world. The cathedral is home to many important events and ceremonies, including the funerals of Lord Nelson and the Duke of Wellington, and the weddings of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Book St. Paul's Cathedral tickets to explore this historical cathedral. 

Are Hampton Court Palace Tickets available online right now?

Yes. Hampton Court Palace tickets are available right now.

Which Hampton Court Palace ticket should I get?

Based on their budget visitors can choose from standard entry tickets, guided tours, combo tours, or a Pass. Standard entry tickets provide timed access to the Palace and are easy on the pockets. The guided tour offers you a thorough understanding of the palace, its history, architecture, and more by an expert local guide. Combo tours offer you the ease of visiting several landmarks in London including Hampton Court Palace. If you wish to explore all the popular landmarks in London, consider buying the London Pass. 

Are discounts available on Hampton Court Palace tickets?

Discounted tickets are available for visitors over the age of 65 and full-time students with valid IDs. 

What are Hampton Court’s opening times?

The palace is open during the following hours during summers and winters:
Summer (March to November)
Opening hours: 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Last admission: 4:30 PM
Winter (November to March)
Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Last admission: 3:00 PM

How do I get to Hampton Court Palace?

You can get to Hampton Court Palace by National train, bus, or taxi. 
By train: The closest station is Hampton Court train station which is only a 10-minute walk from the Palace. 
By ferry: The closest station is Hampton Court ferry terminal which is only a 10-minute walk from the Palace. 
By bus: The closest stop is the Hampton Court Palace (Stop F) which is only a 2-minute walk to the palace gate. 

What is the best time to visit Hampton Court Palace London? 

Although visitors can enjoy the beauty of the Hampton Court Palace throughout the year, it becomes very crowded in the period between Easter and the end of September. If you wish to avoid the rush, consider visiting between winter to early spring. The best time of the day to pay a visit is during the early hours if you intend to avoid tourist crowds. 

Is Hampton Court Palace wheelchair accessible?

Yes, Hampton Court Palace is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs and electric buggies are available. 

Is photography allowed at Hampton Court Palace?  

You can take non-commercial photographs and films across most areas of the Hampton Court Palace. However, please note that photography is strictly prohibited in Chapel Royal and Royal Pew due to copyright and religious reasons. 

Are there any dining options at Hampton Court Palace? 

There are dining options at the Hampton Court Palace. Some of the most popular options include The Tiltyard Cafe, The Wilderness Kiosk, and Magic Garden Kiosk. 
You can also stop by to have a quick meal at the Privy Kitchen. 

Is parking available at Hampton Court Palace? 

Yes, parking is available at Hampton Court Palace. Visitors can park vehicles on Hampton Court Green. However, please note that standard hourly parking rates apply. 

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