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So much easier when you can skip the line! Just remember to stop at the ticket office to exchange your Viator paper tickets for Hampton Court tickets. DO NOT miss the re-enactment with Thomas Culpepper and the other actors. I believe this happens by the fountain in the main court area around 12noon. Ask to get the exact time. The whole court experience really came alive for us with this.
Taking the train out .Hampton Court is interesting. There's still a walk to it after you get off the train - maybe 3/4 mile - and the trains don't run too often, so check the schedule so you don't have a long wait. I can recommend the hot chocolate from the vendor at the train station it was freezing cold!.
This worked well with the morning bike ride. I saw quite a lot of the Palace but not everything. Very enjoyable.
I love Henry VIII history so this tour was at the top of my list! There really was no line when we went in the afternoon, so that part was unnecessary. I am amazed how open the house and grounds are. In America, everything would be behind a rope or glass. In the UK, you get much closer to the real thing. This house just keeps on going...as it kept on growing through history. The tour is designed to emphasize the history behind that fact. By all means, take some time to enjoy the park. After days of touring, it was a beautiful spot to just sit and enjoy.
It was an enjoyable experience - to try to imagine the life in the palace and almost get lost in the Maze!
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.
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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.
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.
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
very good.... really enjoyed the palace and gardens.... train ride was very easy from london
Jumping the queue was brilliant and the tour was so good that 4 hours were definitely not enough and will have to go back!
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.
Quite good value for the money. The court seems to have more rooms open than it did years ago when I visited. A self-guided tour with audioguide is a great way to spend a day there. Well worth a trip if you're interested in not only Henry VIII but also Wm. and Mary and the early Georgian era.
We had a very enjoyable day at Hampton Court. By pre-ordering the tickets we were able to bypass the line and get in to the grounds in time to catch a tour that was just starting. The tour was excellent! We also enjoyed the various rooms in the palace and the many flowers in the garden.
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.
Most amazing place I have visited so far. Super easy entry with pre purchased vouchers
Extremely enjoyable, although parking at Hampton Court was quoted as 3.50 but was actually 1.20 per hour.
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