Guided tours

Guided tours

Costumed Guides with visitors

Historical drama, staff talks and our audioguides are all available – and are included in your palace admission ticket.


Tours or talks

These are generally seasonal and don’t take place every day. They cover a range of specialist subjects - from the gardens, including the King's Kitchen Garden, and the Great Vine in the summer months, to tours of the Verrio paintings or a tour of the Little Banqueting House in the autumn. There are conservation tours or object talks on a more general theme at any time of year. Details are in your 'Today's Programme'.

  • No need to show your admission ticket
  • You may need to reserve a place as some tours have a limit on numbers. If this is the case, go to the Information Centre off Base Court
  • Check your 'Today's Programme' for day and time details


Audio guide tours

Audio tours are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Russian and Korean. They will guide you around:

  • Henry VIII's Apartments
  • Henry VIII's Kitchens
  • William III's Apartments
  • Young Henry VIII's Story

The following areas are also available, in English only, in versions for partially sighted visitors - please enquire at the distribution desk in the Information Centre if you wish to use them:

  • Henry VIII's Kitchens
  • William III's Apartments
  • Young Henry VIII's Story

We also have three family audio tours in English that are suitable for children aged 6 and over.

Audio guides can be picked up from the Information Centre off Base Court. No need to book but they are subject to availability.

Private guided tours

You can also hire one of our Institute of Tourist Guiding Level 2 Hampton Court Palace Guides to take you round on a private guided tour. This is for an additional cost and needs to be booked in advance.  

Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

  1. Click here to download Acrobat Reader
  2. Alternatively, Adobe offers a service for converting PDFs into HTML or plain text. Access this service here

    Hampton Court Palace Guided Tour booking form 2017-18
    (Document, 615KB)

    Hampton Court Palace Costumed Guided Tour booking form 2017-18
    (Document, 613KB)

    Hampton Court Palace Group Roof Tour booking form 2017-18
    (Document, 610KB)

    Hampton Court Palace Roof Tour booking form 2017-18
    (Document, 610KB)

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