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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.

Tudor Palace and Henry VIII

Henry VIII had more than 60 houses, but, none were more important to him, nor more sumptuously decorated, than Hampton Court Palace. Today you can 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 200 cooks, sergeants, grooms and pages worked to produce over 800 meals a day for the hungry household.

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.

The Magic Garden

Discover a self-contained family focused walled garden with every feature designed to be climbed upon, including a jousting arena, tiltyard towers and a fire breathing dragon. An outdoor delight for children and families introducing history through play whilst engaging with nature.

There is much more to see such as the Georgian Apartments, the Triumphs of Caesar by Andrea Mantegna and our costumed interpreters.

Food Festival: 24th - 26th August

Visit Hampton Court Palace and enjoy the annual Food Festival, where there will be more delicious street food to graze on than ever before, plus amazing pop-up bars serving tasty tipples, refreshing craft beers and exquisite wines. With over 150 fantastic brands and producers filling the palace grounds, you'll be able to get your hands on everything from mouth-watering cheeses and sausages to brownies and churros.

The Food Festival is included in palace admission, so you can explore the home of Henry VIII at your leisure before, or after, a little indulgence!

Please Note:

Please select your chosen day of visit and if a timeslot is needed, please select one. Otherwise, you are free to enter at any time during entry hours.

Venue Information:

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU Nearest Train Station: Hampton Court Bus Routes: 111, 216, 411, 451, R68, 513 Planned closures: 24th to 26th of December


See the Tudor Kitchens - the largest of Tudor England.
Admire Privy Garden - restored to its 1702 glory.
Visit the magnificent Chapel Royal.
Wander the Hampton Court Palace Gardens.
Be guided through the Palace by costumed actors.
Get lost in the world's oldest Maze.
Explore inside the spectacular Great Hall.


Entry to Hampton Court Palace, Gardens and Maze


Transport to and from the Palace
Food and drink