Hampton Court Palace

Discover the home of Henry VIII

Discover the home of Henry VIII

Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall and Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular baroque palace built for William III and Mary II and explore Hampton Court Palace’s outdoor spaces and 60 acres of magnificent gardens.

 

Hampton Court Palace

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Illustration of the East Front of Hampton Court Palace with food tents and christmas displays in front under a snowy blue sky.

Festive Fayre

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as the Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter. Pre-book tickets now.

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Explore Hampton Court Palace

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens without the usual crowds.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.
Things to see

Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Families Things to see

Seek out the ghostly stories around the palace in our half term ghost trail this Halloween.

23-31 October

Hampton Court Palace

10.00 - 17.30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illuminated Tudor astronomical clock at night and moon with stars
Families Events

This Christmas, enjoy a fantastical wonderland of clocks, moons, planets and sundials on our enchanting new light trail.

08 December to 03 January 2022. Excluding 11, 24, 25, 26 December

Hampton Court Palace

16.00-20.00. Last entry 19.30.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Choristers from the Chapel Royal choir skate on the ice at the Hampton Court Palace ice rinks in front of the Tudor west gate
Families Events

Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns for another year this Christmas, COVID-secure

Dates to be confirmed (excludes Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Children running along a path in the Wilderness, flanked by trees and colourful shrubs.

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The west front of Hampton Court Palace with the gardens in the foreground under a blue sky.

Watch Hampton Court: Behind Closed Doors

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Hampton Court: Behind Closed Doors is an intimate look behind the scenes of King Henry VIII’s beloved royal palace on the Thames.

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An early postcard depicting a 'ghost' in the Horn Room.
The ghost is that of King Henry VIII's fifth wife, Catherine Howard. Charged with adultery, the young queen was placed under house arrest at Hampton Court. The story goes that she managed to escape from her rooms and run to the Chapel where the King was at Mass. Before she was able to reach him, she was seized by the guards and dragged screaming back to her rooms. It is said that her ghost still haunts the palace today.

Historic hauntings at Hampton Court Palace

Centuries of ghosts and grim tales.

Black and white photograph showing Princess Sophia Duleep Singh with her horse and dogs.

Sophia Duleep Singh

The Indian Princess who fought for women’s rights.

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Our palaces are expensive to maintain. We spent £32 million conserving and maintaining them in the last financial year. The running costs of Hampton Court Palace (with over 1390 rooms) are eye-watering. Please help us by giving what you can. Thank you.

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The Tudor Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace, showing the Abraham Tapestries and the room set out for day visitors.

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Hampton Court Palace gifts

Discover our wonderful range of gifts, from Anne Boleyn jewellery to Henry VIII aprons.

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