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Absolutely loved it! If you are going to go, word of advice : GET THERE EARLY. There's an incredible amount to see. I spent 6 hours there--the gardens were all dead (a couple of crocuses but that's it), missed the kitchens and ditched my audio guide halfway through--still not enough time. If you get there early, they have these red velvet cloaks (and an assortment of long colored vests) to wear. It was fun to feel like I was walking out of time and doubly nice as it kept me extra warm on that cold day. All the wardens are super friendly and knowledgeable. Be sure to chat them up. The audio guide is awesome, particularly the dramatic version in the Henry VIII's apartments. I really like these booklets in most of the rooms discussing each of the paintings, light fixtures and porcelain artifacts. You can sit on thrones, indulge in a scratch and sniff map, see actors flit through the halls (saw the King and the cardinal discuss matters of state on the staircase). I can't express enough how delighted I was that this wasn't just another stuffy museum. If you are worried about it being too far, don't! It was an easy train ride (comfy seats, practically empty). Like I said, you need to make a day of it. Leave Waterloo no later than 9:30am and have an amazing day!
Excellent day which was both informative and interesting with the use of the audio guide. Great value for the cost.
Hampton Court is amazing at every angle. Our tickets included audio guides that walked us through the main areas of the palace step by step and were very informative. Being that we were there end of November it wasn't busy at all (save for a few school groups). Easy to get to by train direct from Waterloo. My only advice is to go earlier than we did......got there at 1:30 and it closed at 4:30 so we didn't get to see the gardens except from inside the palace. Expect to spend a good four hours here to see it all.
Although there was no line at all at the time of our trip it was nice to have the assurance that if there were, we wouldn't have to stand in it. The few extra dollars was worth it.
A ticket that skips the line anywhere there are tourists is a good thing. This allowed me to spend more time inside hampton court rather then in a line.
This is a great place to explore. Wonderful history, beautiful gardens. We didn't get to the maze, but it sounded good too, when we talked to others. Not sure if it is an extra charge. Very easy to get to Hampton Court by public transport from central London. Afterwards we caught a bus (5 minutes) to a really good shopping area called Kingston. A good day all round.
It started of witTh a beautiful hot sunday ad the whole experience got better as the day went along. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The maze was a childhood memory from a school trip and the palace was very nice too. The staff at VIATOR were the most amazing people. Especially an american accent girl who helped me re book my day. she was wonderful.
Still had to queue for tickets even though we had printed the voucher.
The palace was awesome and the gardens even better.
The staff were so friendly and helpful.
My husband found £40 on the ground and handed it in. We so hope the money was claimed by its owner. £40 is a lot to loose on a day out.
He then found a mobile phone left on a seat. No-one around. We did hear later that that had been claimed.
All in all, a brilliant day.
Hampton Court Palace should not be missed when in London. The gardens and the palace are just beautiful. It is an easy train ride and short walk from Waterloo Station. Plan on having lunch or tea in the cute village closeby.
Loved this place, easy to get to. I travel with my disabled husband and everyone is most helpful. There is lift access but very bumpy on the cobblestone outside as you would expect. Catch the train from Waterloo Station. Take a packed lunch and sit in the gardens, a must see.
Hampton Court contains the private apartments of three kings and is very grand indeed. A wonderful feature was that palace guides, in costume and in character, were walking around speaking to visitors and describing the concerns of the palace at the time of the various kings. The kitchens of Henry VIII were in action, with cooks explaining what they were preparing and talking about the different ingredients available in Tudor times. The gardens were also magnificent.