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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
Duration: Varies

From USD $31.93
Private Bespoke Hampton Court Palace Tour, London, Attraction Tickets
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Private Bespoke Hampton Court Palace Tour

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
Duration: 6 to 7 hrs

From USD $285.07
Hampton Court and Windsor Tour from London, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Hampton Court and Windsor Tour from London

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

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.)

From USD $75.54
Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide, London, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide

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Tick off Hampton Court Palace’s highlights on this 3.5-hour private tour. With your very own historian guide, discover the magnificence of King Henry VIII’s ...  Read more

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

From USD $165.06
Windsor Castle - Hampton Court Palace Shuttle from Windsor Castle, Windsor & Eton, Private ... 
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Windsor Castle - Hampton Court Palace Shuttle from Windsor Castle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

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.)

From USD $14.25
Hampton Court Palace to Windsor Castle Shuttle Service in London, London, Bus Services
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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.)

From USD $14.25
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 $35.63
London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions, London, Bike & ... 
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London Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions

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Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to over 70 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey, The Shard and the Tower ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible

From USD $98.35
Royal Palaces Pass: Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Tower of London, London, Sightseeing & ... 
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Royal Palaces Pass: Kensington Palace, Hampton Court and Tower of London

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Book in advance and jump the queue at the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Don't waste time waiting in lines on vacation! Your pass is ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: Your pass is valid for one visit to each attraction and is valid for two years from day of purchase

From USD $83.92
Private Hampton Court Palace Tour from London, London, Sightseeing & City Passes
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Private Hampton Court Palace Tour from London

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Enjoy a private guided tour of Hampton Court Palace in London, and follow in the footsteps of King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth. Explore magnificent state ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $320.70

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