Hampton Court Palace, Gardens and Maze
Additional InformationPlease Note:
- On Tuesday 11 June Hampton Court Palace will close at 3pm
- Concession price is applicable to full-time students – subject to a valid student ID card.
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Nearest Train Station: Hampton Court
Bus Routes: 111, 216, 411, 451, R68, 513
Golden Tours act as an official agent for these activities, as such you are subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier.
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
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.
Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber
Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber, from 27 March 2013 will show the world’s largest collection of state beds, elaborate symbols of royal power and prestige. Learn the rituals of the bedchamber in the 17th century, from the morning levee to the evening couchee and embark on a social climbing venture through the Queen’s Apartments to discover if you are worthy to meet the Monarch! Included in admission until end of September 2013
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 out-door 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.
Coming soon – a rare piece of Tudor fashion
From 12 October 2019 until 23 February 2020 you’ll have the chance to see a beautiful piece of 16th-century clothing believed to have been belonged to Elizabeth I. This will be on show together with the well-known ‘Rainbow Portrait’ of Elizabeth I.
Audio guides are included in the palace ticket and are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
Please allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit.
- Tudor kitchens
- The Triumphs of Caesar
- Privy Garden
- The Chapel Royal
- Hampton Court Palace gardens
- Costumed guided tours
- The Maze
- Great Hall
24 - 26 December: Closed
Palace, Formal Gardens, Magic Garden and Maze: 25 March - 29 October 2019 (summer)
Daily 10.00 - 18.00
Last entry to the Maze 17.00
Palace, Formal Gardens and Maze: 30 October 2019 - 25 March 2020 (winter)
Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.30
Last entry to the Maze 15.30
- Palace closed 24, 25, 26 December 2019