The Tudor Kitchens are closed, re-opening on 05 May 2018. The Maze is closed 17-20 and 23-27 April 2018. More information

Hampton Court Palace

Wander the corridors of royal power and pleasure.

Wander the corridors of royal power and pleasure.

Tudor kitchen staff work in a busy backdrop of Henry VIII's kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

No one does feasting like the Tudors

5 May - 2 September

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Henry VIII’s Kitchens, brought to life like never before.​

An illustration of a Georgian woman and a Victorian man standing outside Hampton Court Palace

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So it’s time to prepare yourselves for this special one hour production of Horrible Histories live on stage!

26 May - 02 June 2018

Events Families
A food historian in period costume preparing traditional Tudor meat dish at a wooden table in the Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Explore Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court and transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment.

Closed until 5 May 2018

Highlights Things to see Families

Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily (2018 season planned closures - 21 May, 16 July and 10 September 2018.)

Families Highlights

10:00-18:00 (last entry 17:15)

Daffodils in the wilderness

Hampton Court Gardens

Explore the royal gardens this spring and discover nearly one million daffodils in the Wilderness at Hampton Court Palace.

Woman looks up staircase at Hampton Court Palace

Visit Hampton Court Palace

Escape to the great indoors.

Discover the hidden stories of Britain's royal past at Henry VIII's Hampton Court Palace.

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