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

Skip the Line: Hampton Court Palace Tickets

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!


  • 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.


Things to See and Do:

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 September 2015

I skipped the line, got into Hampton Court with no problems. I just wish I had more time, as there was so much to see, and I never got to the maze, as there was so much history to review in the palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

enjoyed hmpton court especially with audiotour included

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Most amazing place I have visited so far. Super easy entry with pre purchased vouchers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great day and really interesting place

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Extremely enjoyable, although parking at Hampton Court was quoted as 3.50 but was actually 1.20 per hour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a lovely day out, plenty to see and we really enjoyed the acting performances through out the day.
Well worth the money!

Karen Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Hampton Court Place is great - with many 10 minutes plays by capable actors made the visit very entertaining. There is so much to see there - allow a full day - a wonderful way to learn the history. The gardens are spectacular.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We got there early and it wasn't crowded---easy to get around quickly. It was terrific! Much to see and hear!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent day out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fabulous site, both castle and grounds! One should read up on the way the tour is handled prior to going--there are guides for hire and I recommend using one because the audio lectures are WAY too long and boring. Food is so- so; take your own if you can. Lots of walking!

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