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 > The annual RideLondon event takes place on Sunday 31 July, we advise any visitors thinking of visiting the palace to travel by train as the local roads are subject to closure.
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 >
New for 2016
Year of the Garden, a brand new feast for the senses of all things garden.
Come and celebrate the residency of world famous landscape gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown at Hampton Court Palace, where he lived and supervised the famous and extensive grounds.
Also on show are the drawings of John Spyer, Brown's right hand man, that he sold to Catherine The Great in Russia and were preserved in the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and will be on loan to Hampton Court.
They contain the only accurate drawings of the gardens of the period.
Also new is The Magic Garden, an innovative and interactive garden for families and children. Planned to open at Easter 2016.
As well as a number of enhancements and re-planting and re-landscaping of the gardens at Hampton Court, there will be a special 3 metre planting of an image of Henry VIII, one of Hampton Court's most renowned occupants. A 'must see' day out for all age groups.
See further details for how to get there for individuals, families and groups.
Florimania 4-6 March 2016
Mothers Day weekend, set in the King's State Apartments celebrating The Year of the Garden.