Hampton Court Palace

Discover the home of Henry VIII

Discover the home of Henry VIII

Travel disruption 17 - 20 August : Visitors affected by disruption on the rail network will be able to enter at a later time slot if unable to arrive for their pre-booked entry time. If you are unable to visit, please email [email protected] with your booking reference number and a new visit date and we will amend your booking.

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.


Enjoy a day out for all the family

Keep the family entertained with a day out at Hampton Court Palace.

Actors performing Shakespeare's Sonnets on the Tudor route during February Half Term holiday programme 2017

Summer Live Performance

01-26 August

Join us this August for new and exciting live summer performances and meet our characters from history as they pop up around Hampton Court Palace.

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Included in your palace ticket

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 and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in all admission tickets (members go free)

The Haunted Gallery at Hampton Court, looking west.
Things to see

Walk Henry VIII’s route from his private apartments to the Chapel and see the infamous Haunted Gallery in the State Apartments.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (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.


Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Two men and one woman in loose historical costume - white shirts and colourful pantaloons - gleefully perform scenes from the summer play at Hampton Court Palace. They are gathered around a large multicoloured wheel on an easel, with handles for spinning to select a skit to perform.
Families Events

Join Bottom and the Mechanicals this summer as they make their long-awaited return to Hampton Court Palace – the original home of A Midsummer’s Night Dream – to host a half-hour extravaganza of sketches, games and interactive family fun!

06 August - 21 August

Hampton Court Palace

11.30, 13.30, 15.30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Cars in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace as part of Concours of Elegance 2017.

Join us as 70 of the rarest cars in the world gather in the incredible Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

02-04 September 2022

Hampton Court Palace

Friday and Saturday 10:00-18:00; Sunday 10:00-17:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Illustration of two friendly ghosts leaving a silhouetted Hampton Court Palace against a dark purple background
Families Halloween

Explore Henry VIII's notoriously haunted palace this Halloween.

22 - 30 October

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illustration of Hampton Court Palace with people in front at festival.

Hampton Court Palace Food Festival

27-29 August

Join us for a summer celebration of food and drink in the iconic East Front Gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

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A family visiting Hampton Court Palace in the Great Hall

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Aerial view of Hampton Court Palace from the south west, showing the Pond Gardens in the foreground.

The story of Hampton Court Palace

Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty.

Detail of Henry VIII stained glass from the west window in The Great Hall

Henry VIII

Who was the real Henry VIII?

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Conservationists in the Little Banqueting House at Hampton Court Palace. Blue light washes across a wall of paintings.

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We raise all of our own funds and are facing serious financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus. We urgently need your support. A donation is an investment in the palaces' future so that generations can enjoy them for centuries to come.

Volunteer outside of Base Court at Hampton Court, with a replica of Henry VIII's wine fountain in the far right

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Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.

The Queen's Staircase, looking east.

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Step closer to history and join us for unique and amazing events as a patron of Historic Royal Palaces.

Bridgerton cast at Hampton Court Palace while filming.

Bridgerton filming locations

Explore filming locations for the Nextflix show Bridgerton at Hampton Court Palace and discover the history behind them.

Bridgerton filming locations
Selection of Anne Boleyn inspired gifts

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