Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is situated in beautiful tranquil surroundings on the banks of the River Thames. The Palace spans over 400 years of history and was home to some of the great Kings and Queens of England, such as Henry VIII and King William III.

Many great Royal events and dramas took place within these walls, with each successive monarch leaving their own unmistakable influence on the Palace. The Great Hall and Chapel, built by Cardinal Wolsey, belong to Henry VIII's time. As you pass from room to room you will see sumptuous examples of decoration, furnishings and Renaissance paintings, which will leave a lasting impressions of the manner and style in which the Royals of the time lived.

Costumed guides will take you on tours through Henry VIII's Apartments via the magnificently hand painted King's Staircase. Sound guides will further enhance your experience, should you wish to wander freely around.

Hampton Court Palace contains an important part of the largest private collection of art in the world, the Royal Collection, the property of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This collection, which covers 500 years, is complete and Hampton Court contains much of the most important material from the 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries.

The gardens cover nearly 60 acres and are some of the most beautiful in London, with acres of wilderness contrasting with manicured hedgerows and rosegardens, definitely worth rambling around when you've viewed the Palace itself.

The Maze at Hampton Court is probably the most famous hedge maze in the world. It was planted as part of the gardens laid out for William of Orange between 1689 and 1695 by George London and Henry Wise.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30am until 4.30pm.
The gardens are open all year round from 7am until dusk.

Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court

Location Map

+44 (0)20 8781 9500

Getting There
Trains run twice an hour direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court Station.

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
Hampton Court

Bus Routes
111, 216, 411, 415, 416, 431, 451, 461, 513, 727, R68