Get Hampton Court Palace tickets and discover one of the grandest and most impressive British homes. History comes pouring out of every brick and stone of this mansion and highlights of a visit includes admiring the stunning Tudor architecture, seeing the magnificent collection of artwork and enjoying one of the finest English country gardens with over 60 acres of lush green space and a maze garden that is simply amazing for kids 🙂
- Adult: £22.70
- Senior (60+): £18.10
- Student: £18.10
- Child (5-15): £11.35
- Infant (under 5): Free
Tickets include fast-track entrance and a multi-lingual audio-guide
What to see at Hampton Court Palace:
William III’s Apartments:
The state apartments of William III include an impressive display of painted walls and ceilings from leading artists of the day, as well as beautiful ornate wood carvings. Highlights of the rooms on display include the Guard Chamber, with an impressive display of weapons, the grand bedchamber, and the private dining rooms.
Henry VIII State Apartments:
Henry VIII’s State Apartments are a highlight of a visit to the palace. Start with an excellent that depicts the life and death of the Kings, eight wives. Highlights of the apartments include the Great Watching Chamber, as well as the King’s Council Chamber and the Processional Route linking the rooms. Not to miss is the Great Hall which stands as England’s last and great medieval hall, housing a beautifully decorated hammer-beam roof and wonderful tapestries.
Explore the Tudor Kitchens, which in Henry VIII time were used to feed ad least 600 people a day. Live cookery events throughout the year allow you to see and taste traditional Tudor cooking.
The chapel royal is the location that King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were married as well as where the Kings son Prince Edward was baptised. The Tudor pendant vaulted ceiling is one of the finest in England. Regular services are held on a Sunday, with a congregation of more than 400 people attending.
Hampton Court Gardens:
Hampton Court Palace Gardens
Hampton Court Palace is famous for its magnificent gardens, and a visit is included within the ticket price. 60 acres of beautiful Hampton Court Palace gardens stretch from the Palace to the River Thames and include wonderful fountains, over 1 million flower bulbs and 750 acres of peaceful royal parkland.
Highlights of the gardens include:
- The Magic Garden is a wonderful interactive play garden for children. It brings to life the stories and legends of the palace by exploring the moats, dragons, towers and secrets grottos.
- The Maze garden, the world’s oldest puzzle Maze. Visitors take on average 20 minutes to navigate through the half mile twisty paths surrounding by yew tree walls to reach the centre.
- The Privy garden, which is a reconstruction of William III’s 17th Century design, includes historic plants, and symmetrical patterns with a wide range of plants and stunning marble sculptures.
- The Kitchen Garden houses grow a range of seasonal fruits, vegetables, and herbs, the produce of which are often on sale throughout the year.
- The Great Vine, is the largest grapevine in the world, planted in 1768 and producing on average 272 kilos of black dessert grapes every year.
Hampton Court Palace is open every day, times differ between summer and winter months.
- Summer (April to September): 10.00 – 18.00
- Winter (October to March): 10:00 – 16.30
- Last entry to the Maze is 45 minutes before closing time.
- Last tickets are sold 1 hour before closing time
How to get to Hampton Court Palace:
By public transport:
- Trains run every 30 minutes from London Waterloo station to Hampton Court Palace on the South West Trains service, with the journey lasting 35 minutes.
- Bus numbers 111, 216, 411, 461, 513 run from Kingston. Bus number R68 runs from Richmond.
The postcode for Hampton Court Palace is KT8 9AU.
The palace is easily accessible by car. It is located on the A308 which links to the M25 and is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309. There are two car parks at Hampton Court Palace, prices range from £1.50 to £1.60 per hour.
- The magic garden is closed during winter
- Hampton Court Palace is closed 24, 25 and 26 December each year.
- Audio guides are available in Spanish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese & Russian
More about Hampton Court Palace:
Hampton Court Palace dates back to the 16th Century. Constructed on the bank of the River Thames by Cardinal Thomas Wolseley, it was soon to be inhabited by King Henry VIII who immediately began making substantial changes to the palace. During his reign, many important events took place here. It was at Hampton Court that the King sent his first letter to the pope threatening to break with the Roman Catholic Church, and was also where he divorced and married several of his wives. But by the late 1600’s, large parts of the Tudor palace had been demolished by Sir Christopher Wren, this time making renovations and extensions for King William III and Queen Mary II. When some 70 years later George III became king, the palace was abandoned as a royal residence and was instead divided up into apartments and residences.