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.

 

Enjoy a day out for all the family

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Palace of Stardust

08 December 2021 to 03 January 2022 (excluding 11, 24, 25, 26 December)

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

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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 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)

A boy holds up a toy sword and shouts as children play in the background at the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Families

Meet mysterious beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.

Saturday - Sunday

Hampton Court Palace

10.00-16.00 (last entry at 15.15)

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Silhouette of two people in front of Hampton Court Palace with moon and planet either side
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)

Two shire horses pull a tram, also known as a charabanc carriage, outside the baroque exterior of Hampton Court Palace
Families Things to see

Palace of Stardust tickets-holders have the opportunity to enhance their visit with a festive ride with the Hampton Court Shires in the East Front Gardens.

18 December 2021 - 03 January 2022 (Excluding 24, 25, 26 December)

Hampton Court Palace

16.15-19.15

Separate ticket

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

15 November - 9 January 2022 (excludes Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Christmas gifts and tree decorations

Discover unique souvenirs inspired by our palaces and give a gift of history this Christmas.

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

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

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Indian troops marching from Home Park camp, 1919

The Indian Army Camp at Hampton Court Palace

In late July 1919 one of the most extraordinary but forgotten visits to Hampton Court took place, when a contingent of nearly 1800 troops from the Indian Army, including their British and Indian officers, marched through the palace gates and out onto the golf course on Home Park, where they camped for the next two months.

Aerial view of Hampton Court Palace

The story of Hampton Court Palace

Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty.

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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As a self-funding charity, we urgently need your help.

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Make a donation

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.

Volunteer with us

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

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

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