Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Best Royal Palaces Pass: Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Tower of London. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
Hampton Court was one of the most interesting things we saw on the trip.
To do the Tower of London right, you need to give yourself at least three to four hours of walking around time, which doesn't include shopping. A bit warm, surprisingly, in the castle buildings. Lots of climbing up narrow stairways. Be careful! Great event.
Hampton Court is for lovers of the Tudor era. The gardens require an extra hour or so to enjoy. I did not get a chance to see the maze-it was getting dark, so I rushed through the back garden. Extraordinary grounds. Visit the garden gift shop too and especially the Tudor Kitchen gift shop. Wow, what a great place.
Not enough time in one day to see all three-Kensington Palace will have to be another day. The ticket is good for one year from purchase. When you buy this event, you buy all three ticket entrances. You have to find your own way to each. No hotel pickups. There is ice skating at the Tower of London in winter holiday season. That was cool! And also an ice skating rink at Hampton Court too, along with a merry-go-round for kids. Festival-like atmosphere! Should allow 3-4 hours for each of the sites.
Saved us heaps of time queuing. Well worth seeing. Hampton Court was like stepping back in time, but all were so interesting in their own way. A must do.
Great value for the dollar. All three 'attractions' are well worth seeing, and having the ability to stay as long as we wanted made this a great choice. Plan on staying longer than suggested; we found we stayed at least an hour longer at each location.
We did a compare and contrast by seeing Versailles earlier in the same week we visited Kensington Palace - vividly clear that the French were the wealthier, more powerful nation. Kensington located in a beautiful large park amid the bustle of London. Unlike Versailles, not crowded and well curated display of royal dresses in the 20th century. Unfortunately, didn't make it to Hampton Court. Tower of London a mob scene but the crowd control and information displayed at the Crown Jewels adult level and well done.
I have trouble walking for long periods. As a result, I only saw a small portion of the Tower. My son and nieces walked the rest and climbed the stairs. Good for them!
Definitely worth it f you are planning on visiting all 3 attractions.
I loved not having to wait in line, I saved money also with the pass. I will tell my friends who are going to London next year to buy the pass.
Quite good go to the group section to validate your passes we used for Tower of London Kensington palace and Hampton court. Go and see the Crown Jewels early in the morning if you don't want to line up. Great value for money really enjoyed this tour. Trains for Hampton court leave every half hour
Great option if you only are interested in a couple things and would not use the more expensive London Pass.
W. Michael M
This is a great bargain, which gives you the advantage of going to the front of the line and a visit to all three of these attractions. The Tower of London was very entertaining and the exhibits were really interesting and full of history. Hampton Court was fantastic! Henry VIII really knew how to live, but of course what Monarch doesn't? Admittedly, he had his foibles! Out of the three Kensington Palace was the least interesting, but worth a visit as it should be seen if you are going to London.
Very good, it is always worth having your tours booked, we saw Kensington palace and Tower of London, but unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we missed Hampton court, but still worth doing this.
The royal Palace pass was a great way to visit, on your own time and not feeling rushed. Hampton court was beautiful and worth seeing. Pretty disappointed in the Tower of London though. From what I heard, you were able to see much more than they allow you to see now, for example the prison room where Gilford Dudley was held before he was executed.
Great to have the passes ahead. When you arrive at each palace, you go straight to the entrance. Three less lines to stand in. A lot of history in these palaces.
Kensington Palace was not at all worth seeing, waste of money. Hampton Court and Tower of London were excellent.
Wonderful tour well worth visit and would be very busy later in spring and summer
We were very happy with the tour of the Royal Palaces through Viator. It was uncomplicated with the voucher and had a very enjoyable tour.
Regards Christine Roxby
LOVED the palaces!! Hampton Court was especially authentic and worth the train out of the city. The Tower was spooky and fun. Visit London Bridge and Dickens Inn for a pint while you are near the Tower.
Tower of London is interesting and the Beefeater Tour is worth following. Hampton Court...gardens alone are worth the train ride out. I would skip Kensington Palace until the renovation is done unless you are a little girl who likes to visit "enchanted palaces".
Hampton palace was beautiful but impossible to see all three places in the same day
Tower of London was great. Lots of History..........Kensington Palace was a disappointment. The only highlight was seeing Princess Diana's Dresses on display. Didn't make it to Hampton Court.
I started my tour at the Tower of London, and the ticket agent was able to print all three of my passes at once. This made it very convenient. I was able to see all three places in three days.
Loved Hampton Court but try to leave a whole day to do it. Tower of London good too. Kensington Palace OK, but not as interesting and worthwhile seeing as other two.
The Hampton court was great. Ended up spending the entire day there. Tower of London was an important tour. Kensington Palace was ok, but not that great. Buying the tickets in advance, does help to allow faster access.