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  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:  1 day pass

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 the queue. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation!

Highlights

  • Skip the Line admission to Hampton Court Palace
  • Book in advance and jump the queues
  • Henry VIII's lavish State Apartments
  • Queen's State Apartments
  • Family-friendly attraction with Family Trails for children to follow and Family Room with play equipment
  • Historic Tudor kitchens
  • Palace gardens, including the famous maze and Great Vine
  • Free tours and presentations by authentically costumed guides

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Hampton Court Palace Tickets

Hampton Court Palace, London

Flamboyant Henry VIII is most associated with this majestic palace, which he extended and developed after acquiring it in the 1520s. The palace's many royal occupants have ensured the palace has fabulous furnishings, tapestries and paintings. It is set in beautiful formal gardens, which include the famous maze and the Great Vine.

Hampton Court has a designated Family Room, where parents and young children are invited to take a rest from the bustle of the palace. The play equipment is suitable for children aged under five. Family Trails guiding children around the palace are available at the Information Center.

The palace is pushchair friendly and a lift is available if you'd like to access the upper floor without using the stairs.

Hampton Court is just half an hour from Central London by direct train and is a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon out of the city!

At least three hours is recommended for your visit to Hampton Court.

Do you want to visit more Royal sites?
Upgrade to the Royal Palaces Pass, including the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Your pass comprehends one visit to each attraction and is valid for two years. You'll have plenty of time to explore the stories and intrigues at each site at your leisure, as part of you own itinerary.

Itinerary

Things to See and Do:

The Other Boleyn Girl dresses

Dresses worn by Scarlet Johannson and Natalie Portman in the recent Hollywood blockbuster 'The Other Boleyn Girl' are currently on display until August 26, 2008.

The Young Henry VII exhibition

Be among the first to visit this fascinating new exhibition. It explores the stereotypes that have over shadowed the true characters and stories of Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey and Katherine of Aragon for centuries. Historic paintings from the Royal Collection, together with audio-visual and hands-on displays, will help you explore and discover a very different King Henry VIII.

The Georgian Rooms:

Shown today as they were in 1737 during the final visit of the royal court the Georgian Rooms present a more relaxed, informal and domestic side of palace life.

The Wolsey Rooms:

A permanent interactive exhibition revealing the relationship between Henry VIII, Katherine of Aragon and Cardinal Wolsey during the 1520's at Hampton Court Palace.

Mantegna's Triumph of Caesar:

Andrea Mantegna's Triumphs of Caesar are considered to be one of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance.

Palace Gardens:

There are over 60 acres of gardens to explore at Hampton Court including the Maze, the Great Vine and the recently restored Privy Garden.

Courtyards and Cloisters:

The buildings of Hampton Court Palace cover 6 acres and there are many courtyards and cloisters to explore.

Henry VIII'S State Apartments:

Henry VIII was Hampton Court's first royal owner, and his magnificent public rooms still survive today.

The Tudor Kitchens:

If you can stand the heat, come into the new Tudor kitchens! Real smells, sounds and huge roasting fires will give you a taste of Tudor life.

The King's Apartments:

King William III's Apartments are some of the finest and most important Baroque state apartments in the world.

The Queen's State Apartments:

These rooms took 30 years to complete and represent a wide range of styles. Some of the most spectacular interiors in the palace can be found here.

Costumed Guides

Every day there are free tours and presentations by costumed guides in the State Apartments. Learn about life at court and the colorful characters who lived here.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had a great day at Hampton Court just make sure you take plenty of money for parking and all the little extras.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

We had a great time at Hampton Court. We skipped the line and walked straight in once we got our tickets. Hampton Court is a bundle of history and the gardens are amazing. I can highly recommend this tour if you love history.

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