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Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Daily 10am–6pm (until 4:30pm in winter)
East Molesey, Surrey, England, KT8 9AU

The Basics

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.

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Hampton Court Palace Grounds Bike Tour
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Hampton Court Palace Grounds Bike Tour
$42.03 per adult
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Fun and Informative Afternoon…
Trish, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. A fun and informative afternoon spent cycling in beautiful surroundings… would thoroughly recommend!
Simon_O, Jun 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-4
I have always wanted to go, now I have and will visit again.
Brian_T, Oct 2021
Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide
Having a personal conducted tour was a fairly new experience . The guide was able to modify the tour to suit me and answer my questions, she did however have a schedule and script to try and stick to. Hampton Court Palace is large , both in size and historic interest , I though the guide did a good job and I hope to visit again to greater absorb the place.
star-5
These castles are a must...
Kathryn_W, Oct 2021
Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace - Private Bespoke Tour From London
These castles are a must for anyone interested in Tudor history. My guide, Richard tailored both castles so I could see everything I wanted. He had great knowledge of the castles and the Tudor time period. Definitely would recommend him to anyone interested in these castles.
star-5
Secrets of a Tudor Palace tour
Lisa_H, Oct 2021
Hampton Court Palace Private Tour - Secrets of Henry VIII
Siobhan bought the Tudors & Stuarts to life. She imparts her vast knowledge in an easy going style. It was genuinely illuminating. Two hours passed in a flash.
star-5
Hampton Court Happiness
Moira_H, Aug 2021
Private Bespoke Hampton Court Palace Tour
Had a wonderful time. Richard was a great guide, well versed in the history of Hampton Court and a delight to spend the day with. Will recommend to friends.
star-5
Hampton Court Palace comes alive with this knowledgeable guide!
ivymanning, Feb 2020
Hampton Court Palace Private Tour - Secrets of Henry VIII
Miss Siobhan Clarke made our trip to Hampton Court Palace come alive with details and context! She's written books about the era and the palace! Excellent, highly recommend!
star-5
Great day
mbirds2516, Jan 2020
Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Private Car Tour
What a great day! We have mobility problems, and David went out of his way to adapt the tour to meet our needs. He is extremely warm, kind and knowledgeable and we look forward to having him as a tour guide again.
star-5
Enjoyed our day
scottgB1441SM, Jan 2020
Luxury Private Day Hire London-London Stopover at Windsor & Hampton Court Palace
The trip to Windsor and Hampton Court was enjoyable and went smoothly. The luxury van was a perfect fit for our family of 5. David the driver was pleasant and always willing to answer any questions we had on a range of topics. The schedule was flexible to our needs and timing. Would recommend to anyone looking to avoid the "group tour" feel.
star-5
Windsor Castle/Hampton Court
toliha, Sep 2019
Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace - Private Bespoke Tour From London
Great tour with a great guide. Our guide, Richard, was very personable and full of information. He made our day a fantastic one!
star-5
Wonderful Hampton Court
mm f, May 2019
Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide
We were greeted by a wonderful spring day and a lovely and professional guide. Sandy Rhodes added to our experience. She is knowledgeable, friendly and very easy to understand. She reached out to us when we were in the states and gave us some helpful hints. Sandy added a great deal to this beautiful day in Hampton Court, which exceeded our expectations.
star-5
Highly recommended for the whole...
Charles C, Oct 2017
Private Hampton Court Palace Tour
Highly recommended for the whole family. History is brought to life by all the characters walking around explaining everything.
star-5
This was beyond amazing and by far...
Laura B, Dec 2015
Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide
This was beyond amazing and by far the high light of my trip! Having the private tour enabled me to view artwork, places of interest to me, and get inside information from a true historian! My guide could not have been more knowledgeable. We both shared a passion for this castle and all its treasure
star-5
Amazing!
, Jul 2018
Private Bespoke Hampton Court Palace Tour
I accompanied my husband on a business trip to England so was on my own for sightseeing. A big fan of the Tudor period (and English history in general) I booked this tour of Hampton Court Palace. This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip. My tour guide, Richard, was personable and knowledgeable and I really enjoyed spending the day with him. My only regret is that I didn't book another tour with him. Next trip to London I definitely will! I highly recommend this tour, I'd give it more stars if I could.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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