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  • Address: East Molesey, Surrey, England KT8 9AU
  • Hours: Daily 10am–6pm (until 4:30pm in winter)
  • Admission: £15.90 (adults)

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Hampton Court Palace Tours

The famous former residence of the infamous King Henry VIII, Hampton Court is one of the king’s two remaining palaces and one of the grandest castles in England, having once been planned to rival the Palace of Versailles in France. Today, visitors can explore the castle interior, which showcases two architectural styles (the Tudor palace of Henry VIII and the baroque palace of William III), stroll through its massive hedge maze, see the historic tennis court, and view the largest grape vine in the world. Don’t miss the State Apartments’ royal bedrooms and galleries, the Tudor kitchens, Chapel Royal, or the medieval Great Hall, which has been in continuous use for more than 450 years.

The Basics
The Hampton Court Palace is commonly visited from London either independently or as part of a royal palaces tour and paired with a stop at Windsor Castle. Book priority entrance tickets to skip the line and spend more time exploring the grounds, or, for more context, choose a guided historical tour that walks you through the palace and formal gardens. Bike tours of the Hampton Court Palace grounds are another popular options.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Helpful red-coated guides can be found all over the grounds offering interesting information about the castle (while making sure you keep your hands off the valuable furnishings).
  • Book an advance ticket with timed entry to avoid lines. 
  • Free Wi-Fi access is available.
  • Much of the palace is wheelchair accessible, and disabled visitors may bring a caregiver free of charge.
  • Hampton Court Palace entry is included in the London Pass.

How to Get There
Hampton Court Palace is set in the royal borough of Richmond upon Thames, on the River Thames and a short distance from London in the town of Surrey. It’s accessible by public transport—Hampton Court Station is a 30-minute train ride away from Waterloo Station in central London. From the train station, it’s a short walk across the Hampton Court Bridge over the River Thames to the palace.

When to Get There
The palace is open daily from 10am to 4:30pm, with extended hours until 6pm in summer. Arriving earlier in the day or taking a private tour will help you avoid crowds.

Royal Palaces of England
For a glimpse at royal life and customs in settings truly fit for royalty, go beyond Hampton Court and visit the royal residences at Kensington Palace and Buckingham Palace in London, as well as nearby Windsor Castle.

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Hampton Court Palace Priority Entrance Ticket, London, null
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Hampton Court Palace Priority Entrance Ticket

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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 ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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Private Bespoke Hampton Court Palace Tour

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A private and personalised tour from London. You will be picked up direct by private vehicle and taken back in time to the world famous Hampton Court Palace.  ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide, London, Private Sightseeing ... 
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Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide

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You will marvel at the Hampton Court Palace’s highlights on this 3-hour private tour. With your very own historian guide, discover the magnificence ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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Hampton Court and Windsor Tour from London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hampton Court and Windsor Tour from London

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Visit the retreats of England's royal families with this day trip to Windsor and Hampton Court. This tour includes entrance in to the impressive county retreat ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Windsor Castle - Hampton Court Palace Shuttle from Windsor Castle, Windsor & Eton, Day Trips
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Windsor Castle - Hampton Court Palace Shuttle from Windsor Castle

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Enjoy Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace in one day by taking this shuttle between the two attractions! Travel independently by train from London ...  Read more

Location: Windsor, United Kingdom
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

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Fascinating tour of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace, the home of England's most notorious king Henry VIII, has tales of ghosts, executions and Henry's 6 wives!  Perfect if you want to ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
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Hampton Court Palace to Windsor Castle Shuttle Service in London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hampton Court Palace to Windsor Castle Shuttle Service in London

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Travel from Hampton Court Palace to Windsor Castle with ease and take in two top UK attractions in one day with this 1-way shared 35-minute shuttle service ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 35 minutes (approx.)

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Hampton Court Palace Grounds Bike Tour, London, Bus Services
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Hampton Court Palace Grounds Bike Tour

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On this 3-hour small-group bike tour around the area surrounding Hampton Court Palace, you will be picked up by the guide from the Palace to collect the bikes ...  Read more

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

From USD $33.68
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Hampton Court Tour - Secrets of a Tudor Palace

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Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 80 Attractions, London, Private ... 
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