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  • Address: East Molesey
  • Hours: Daily 10am–6pm (until 4:30pm in winter)
  • Admission: £15.40 (adults)

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Hampton Court Palace

Set in Surrey on the edge of London, Hampton Court Palace can be found near the River Thames. Famous as the home of King Henry VIII (he of the six wives and many beheadings), the magnificent palace building is made up of two different styles: the Tudor palace of Henry VIII and the more modern Baroque palace of William III, dating from the 17th century.

Henry spent much time hunting here, which led to the area being bestowed with parks, including the palace's 700-acre home park, Bushy Park across the road and the huge Richmond Park nearby. Deer still abound in the area and these days enjoy a more peaceful existence.

Travelers can wander through the State Apartments and into royal bedrooms and galleries, visit the beautiful Chapel Royal and see the medieval Great Hall. There are also 60 acres of gardens on site, ranging from the kitchen garden to formal landscaped gardens, rose gardens and a still-bountiful grapevine that was planted in 1768.

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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Skip the Line: Hampton Court Palace Entrance Ticket, London, null
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Skip the Line: Hampton Court Palace Entrance Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 144 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 $22.35
Hampton Court Bike Tour, London, Attraction Tickets
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Hampton Court Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

Escape the hustle of central London, and pedal your way around the Hampton Court Palace grounds and royal Bushy Park. The 8-mile (13-km) route takes in iconic ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.86
Royal Palaces Pass: Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Tower of London, London, Bike & Mountain ... 
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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 $68.81
Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Day Trip from London, London, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace Day Trip from London

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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 $117.84
Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide, London, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide

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Tick off Hampton Court Palace’s highlights on this 3.5-hour private tour. With your very own historian guide, discover the magnificence of King Henry VIII’s ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $145.81

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