Tips for Visiting Hampton Court Palace
Looking to plan the perfect family day out? Hampton Court Palace is one of the most mesmerising royal palaces in the UK, making it the ideal location for an experience that everyone can enjoy.
What to see at Hampton Court Place?
Discover Henry VIII’s favourite royal residence and immerse yourself in the riches and grandeur of its architecture and interiors. Visitors can explore Henry’s State Rooms, wander through the vast Tudor kitchens, and stroll around over 60 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
How much to Hampton Court Palace tickets cost?
Tickets cost £21.50 for adults and £10.50 for children. The price includes admission to the lofty Great Hall and various other apartments and rooms, Hampton Court Gardens and Maze, as well as several galleries and exhibitions.
Whether you’re visiting with a group of keen historians or playful little ones, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Hampton Court Palace.
Events at Hampton Court Palace
As well as its regular exhibition offering, Hampton Court Palace hosts an ever-changing programme of exiting and unmissable events.
Visiting with children? Meet mysterious beasts in the Magic Garden, or discover colourful dragons among the trees during the Here be Dragons family event. You can even get involved with interactive storytelling sessions for families inside the palace, which happen regularly.
If you’re more interested in the fascinating history of the palace, look out for garden history tours, Tudor and Elizabethan cookery classes, and lunchtime lectures.
Check out what’s on when you visit and enhance your trip even further with tickets to a special event.
When’s the best time to visit Hampton Court Palace?
The best time to visit will depend on what you want. If you like the sound of an upcoming event, then plan your trip to the palace around those dates. Hampton Court is incredibly beautiful in spring. Flowers start to bloom, and the warmer air carries gorgeous scents of the countryside all around.
Or, why not arrange a festive trip to Hampton Court? Strolling around the elegant house with snow hitting the windows outside is the ultimate cosy day out, and a perfect Christmas treat for the whole family.
Dining at Hampton Court Palace
Whether you’re spending a day exploring Hampton Court or stopping by for an afternoon, make time to visit one of the three beautiful dining spaces that await you.
The Tiltyard Café is the perfect spot for a speciality coffee or an indulgent bake. At the same time, the Privy Kitchen Café, set at the heart of the palace, serves a variety of hot drinks alongside Tudor-style pies and soups. For the ultimate peaceful reprise, head to The Fountain Court Café and enjoy a light lunch with a glass of prosecco or wine.
Getting to Hampton Court Palace
Whether you’re travelling from nearby London or from elsewhere in the UK, Hampton Court Palace is easy to access. Car parking is available on-site or at Hampton Court Green, while Hampton Court train station can be found just five minutes’ walk from the palace.
Hotels near Hampton Court Palace
Make a weekend of it by booking a stay at a beautiful MGallery hotel near Hampton Court Palace. Castle Hotel Windsor by MGallery is a 30-minute drive from Hampton Court Palace, and just across the road from also iconic Windsor Castle.
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