Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace is a story of two palaces: a Tudor palace magnificently developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, alongside a Baroque palace built by William III and Mary II.
Hampton Court Palace highlights include:
Tudor Palace and Henry VIII
When he died in 1547 Henry VIII had more than 60 houses, but – in the second half of his reign – none were more important to him, nor more sumptuously decorated, than Hampton Court Palace. Today you can visit as one of Henry’s courtiers, adorn a Tudor cloak to visit Henry’s Apartments, see his stunningly recreated Imperial Crown in the Royal Pew before sneaking below stairs to visit his vast Tudor Kitchens where banquets were prepared for 1,000 people at any one time. Discover Young Henry in the exhibition charting his relationship with his first Queen, Katherine of Aragon.
Baroque Palace and William & Mary
The splendid apartments of William and Mary who ruled jointly at the end of the 17th century are a beautiful and elegant reminder of the decadent Baroque period. They offer tremendous views of the magnificent gardens.
Relax in over 60 acres of the beautiful Hampton Court Palace gardens that run down to the River Thames, featuring sparkling fountains, glorious displays of over 200,000 flowering bulbs and 750 acres of tranquil royal parkland.
There is much more to see such as the Georgian Apartments, the Triumphs of Caesar by Andrea Mantegna and our costumed interpreters.
This tour is provided on an Open Voucher basis. There is no need for reservations, simply take your voucher to the Hampton Court Palace Ticket Desk to redeem for a ticket.
Passengers may leave at any time prior to closing
Hampton Court Palace on the A308
Hampton Court Palace
Open time: Summer Hours (Mar -Nov 1) Wednesday to Sunday: 10:30AM - 5:00PM, last admission: 3:30PM. Winter Hours (Nov 2 -Feb 28) Sunday to Monday: 10:00AM - 4:30PM, last admission: 3:30PM
Transportation to/from hotel, lunch
Nearest station: Hampton Court Train Station.
The Palace has limited parking onsite.
Hampton Court Palace is closed January 1 and December 24-26.
Special closures at Hampton Court Palace:
Cumberland Art Gallery - November 23-27, 2015
Tudor State Apartments - January 4-8, 2016
Young Henry exhibition - January 11-22, 2016
Georgian rooms - February 8-12, 2016
Baroque Palace and some rooms in Kings Apartments - March 7-11, 2016
Refreshments are available for purchase.