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Experience the indulgence and glamour of Henry VIII’s royal lifestyle with this skip-the-line pass to Hampton Court Palace. Enjoy fast access to the venue and fascinating tours led by authentically costumed guides. View the King's and Queen's State Apartments, Tutor-style kitchens, Hampton Court’s famous garden maze and more. With kid-friendly activities, this tour is great for all ages!

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 Entrance Ticket

Hampton Court Palace, London

Discover the lavish spaces where the notorious Henry VIII once resided, indulged and – occasionally – terrorized his court, particularly his six unfortunate wives. Make your own way to Hampton Court Palace (approximately 35 minutes by train from London) and bypass the queue at the palace entry. 

Once inside, explore independently or join a guided tour to learn about the extravagant palace that evolved from humble beginnings as a grange in the 13th century. Acquired by capricious King Henry in the 1520s, the estate grew in size and grandeur, replete with fine tapetries, furnishings and art. Along the tour, see the Great Hall, the State Apartments, and the enormous royal kitchens. Built to feed the indulgent king and his court of 600 people twice daily, these kitchens were the largest of Tutor England.

Families may enjoy the Family Trails tour, a kid-focused palace walk, and a visit to Hampton’s Family Room, a designated space for children to rest and play.

After your tour through the magnificent palace interior, head outside to the surrounding gardens. Wander through the unique Privy Gardens, the Great Vine and the Hampton Court Maze – touted as the most famous maze in the world. Fortunately, with no tangental paths to stump you, you won’t get lost within it!

Do you want to visit more Royal sites?

Consider the flexible and convenient Royal Palaces Pass. Valid for two years from purchase, this pass offers skip-the-line access to the Tower of London, Hampton Court and Kensington Palace. Explore some of England’s grandest landmarks at your leisure!

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

Jonathan F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great history in a beautiful place. Getting out of London by train and enjoying the Palace and the town was a great day out. Would highly recommend. We also did the bike ride around the grounds which made a really nice day out.

DONNA L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Worth skipping the line!

John L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This tour was amazing! What a great palace with so much history. Be sure and tour through the Henry VIII kitchens and Queen Mary - Privy Gardens! We took a horse drawn carriage ride at the entrance of the main garden..
Just by the exit at the back end of the Palace. Learned more history here.

Margaret W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Great day out highly recommended lots of places to visit, beautiful gardens you also get an audio phone as you move around the palace, if your lucky you might even spot Henry VIII. Friendly and helpful staff with the train station a 2 minute walk away great for all age groups.

Roy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was great not having to stand in line. Seeing Hampton Court Palace is fantastic. This was my 20th trip to the UK had been to Hampton Court many years ago. Had forgotten haw spectacular it is. Something every one should try and take advantage of. It takes a good full day

CAROL T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

very good.... really enjoyed the palace and gardens.... train ride was very easy from london

Vacations United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Dawn D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Beautiful! Amazing to walk where Henry VIII walked!

Alessandra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Jumping the queue was brilliant and the tour was so good that 4 hours were definitely not enough and will have to go back!

Elisabeth S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Definitely one of the highlights of our 10 day trip to England and London. The audio tour was excellent with just the right amount of information. We also ate lunch here and the food was tasty but a little on the expensive side.

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