Plan your visit

Plan your visit

Plan a perfect day out with your group and discover what you could see and do at the palace.

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
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.

Audio guides
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.

Elizabethan Christmas 21 December - 1 January. Travel back in time to Elizabethan England and immerse yourself in the Tudor world. Witness jesters in the courtyards, music, dancing and cooking in the kitchens, as courtiers and artists jostle for royal favour.

Florimania 24-26 March 2017
Mothers Day weekend, set in the King's State Apartments celebrating Ladies with Flowers.


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