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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.

Opening times

01 November to 17 December 2023 
Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 to 16.00. Last Admission: 15.00.

There are temporary route closures in place around the palace. Please check our opening times page for all closures including palace closures before a visit. 

Tickets and prices

Explore Hampton Court Palace. Pre-booking is recommended and ticket prices are different for peak and off peak visits.

Dogs are not permitted within the palace, courtyards or gardens unless they are trained assistance dogs.

Ticket prices from (excluding donation):

  • Members: Free
  • Adult: £26.30
  • Child: £13.10

Getting here

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU. Directions

Enjoy a day out for all the family

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

A couple at the Festive Fayre at Hampton Court Palace among Christmas lights and a Christmas tree

Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre

01-03 and 08-10 December 2023

This Christmas, enjoy bespoke handmade gifts and delicious treats in a unique festive setting.

Included in your ticket

  • Things to see

Henry VIII's Kitchens

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

  • Open
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Great Hall

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

  • Open
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Tours and talks

Audio guide tour

New for 2023: explore the palace as a film set with our new Film and TV Location tour. Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hands with an audio guide tour.

  • Available
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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What's on

  • Things to see
  • Exhibition

The Indian Army at the Palace

Explore the forgotten story of Indian Army soldiers who camped at Hampton Court Palace in the early 20th century, through a new exhibition of previously unseen objects, photographs, film and personal stories.

  • Until 29 September 2024
  • In line with palace opening hours
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Families
  • Events
  • Christmas

Hampton Court Palace ice rink

Get your skates on and glide around this stunning outdoor ice rink this festive season.

  • Daily 17 November 2023 - 07 January 2024 (excluding Christmas Day)
  • 10:00-21:00 (20:00 last skate)
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  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Things to see
  • Christmas
  • Families

Christmas Festivities

Celebrate Christmas at Hampton Court Palace with historical Tudor cookery and music.

  • 08-10 December, daily from 16 December - 01 January 2024 (Excluding 24-26 December)
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  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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A family visiting Hampton Court Palace in the Great Hall

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Indian troops marching from Home Park camp, 1919

The Indian Army at Hampton Court Palace in 1919

In late July 1919, a contingent of nearly 1800 troops from the Indian Army, including their British and Indian officers, marched through the palace gates and onto Home Park, where they camped for the next two months.

Female in Georgian costume walking through gallery looking at wall paintings

What has been filmed at Hampton Court Palace?

From costume dramas to documentaries, discover the historic locations behind your favourite TV shows and films.

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Banqueting Hall, showing a side view of Alison Seed (Freelance paintings conservator) retouching a section (A) of “The Union of the Crowns of England and Scotland”, 12 April 2018. Part of the Historic Royal Palaces Rubens ceiling canvases restoration project.

The ceiling paintings by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) were installed in 1636 and were most likely commissioned by King Charles I in 1629-30.


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