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  • Address: East Molesey
  • Hours: Open daily 10am - 6pm (to 4:30pm in winter)
  • Admission: £15.40 (adults)

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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is in Surrey, on the edge of London next to the River Thames. Hampton Court Palace is famous as the home of King Henry VIII (he of the eight wives and many beheadings). Henry liked to come here and shoot deer and the area is blessed with parks as a result. The palace itself has a fine home park of 700 acres, across the road is Bushy Park and not far away is the huge Richmond Park - deer still abound and these days enjoy a more peaceful existence.

The magnificent palace building is made up of two different styles: the Tudor palace of Henry VIII, which is about 500 years old, and the more modern Baroque palace of William III, dating from the 17th century. You can wander through the State Apartments and into royal bedrooms and galleries, see the beautiful Chapel Royal and the medieval Great Hall. There are also 60 acres of gardens ranging from the kitchen garden to formal landscaped gardens, rose gardens and a grapevine planted in 1768 which still produces grapes every year.

Practical Info

Hampton Court Palace is only 30 minutes by train from Waterloo Station in central London (exit Hampton Court Station). Then it's a short walk across the bridge over the Thames River. Essential things to see are the Hedge Maze, the Great Hall and the Chapel Royal which has been in continuous use for 450 years. Helpful red-coated guides are everywhere and happy to tell you all about the palace while making sure you keep your hands off the valuable furnishings.

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Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Day Trip from London

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

Visit two royal palaces in one day on this independent day trip from London. Transport from central London and entrance tickets to Windsor Castle and Hampton ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $142.74

Skip the Line: Hampton Court Palace Tickets

4.5 star rating: Recommended 95 Reviews

See where King Henry VIII wooed his many wives with fast-track entry to Hampton Court Palace. Even better, by purchasing your ticket ahead of time you'll jump ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day pass

From USD $28.05

Hampton Court Palace Bike Tour from London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Central London and hop on a bike for a full-day tour to Hampton Court Palace! Cycle along the River Thames, visit Richmond ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.25

Royal Palaces Pass: Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Tower of London

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Book in advance and jump the queue at the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation! Your pass is ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day pass

From USD $79.30

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