Plan your visit
Getting here and coach parking
Coach parking is available free of charge on Hampton Court Green or at a cost of £15 per day next to Hampton Court train station. To find out about travelling to the palace by road, river and public transport visit getting here >
Group tours and guides
Costumed guides can be found throughout the palace to offer a flavour of its extensive and intriguing history.
Private guided and themed tours
The Institute of Tourist Guiding lecturers can be booked for tours of the palace and gardens which give an insight into the incredible stories of the monarchs and people and the beautiful treasures that can be found in this magnificent palace. Sunrise & Brunch tours are now available for groups and can be booked from an hour and a half. Prices start from £110 plus VAT per group.
Included in the admission price, audio guides are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Korean and Japanese. They can be collected from the Information Centre in Clock Court.
To help plan your visit download the groups factsheet for Hampton Court Palace (PDF, 196 KB) or for more ideas about your day at Hampton Court Palace, visit top things to see and do >
Events for 2017
Jousting Championship - July.
The grounds of Hampton Court will ring out with the sound of charging horses hooves and the clash of cold metal. Recreating all the pomp and ceremony of a lavish court entertainment.
BBC Good Food Festival - August Bank Holiday.
Returning for its fourth year the festival takes place in the East front gardens and is included in palace admission.
The Magic Garden, an innovative and interactive garden for families and children.
Florimania 24-26 March 2017
Mothers Day weekend, set in the King's State Apartments celebrating Ladies with Flowers.