On 27 June the Magic Garden will close at 17.00. Last entry will be at 16.00.

When

  • Start date: 11 July 2017
  • End date: 16 July 2017

Ticketing info

Minimum age of 12 to book tickets.

Access to the standing ticket galleries will require climbing narrow stairs. If you have any access requirements phone the Contact Centre ahead of booking tickets. 

Customers are encouraged to book in advance but if any tickets are available they can be purchased on the day at the ticket office.

Separate fee (advanced booking required) Book tickets online

Hampton Court Palace is proud to announce the inaugural Hampton Court Palace Real Tennis Champions Trophy, to be held at the Royal Tennis Court, from the 11 – 16 July 2017.

Real Tennis is an ancient game played by kings of Europe, most famously by Henry VIII. The game today still embraces its history and intrigue, yet is practised by dedicated professional athletes of great skill. Like a tournament of old, it’s the player’s ambition to be crowned the best of the best.

Competing for the tournament crown will be the world’s best Real Tennis players. Pros from America, Australia, France and the UK will grace the competition court and provide inspiration and entertainment.

This world ranking tournament will be played with a new format that reduces the size of the draw to the world’s top 8 players, resulting in exciting sporting action at every stage within the amazing backdrop of Hampton Court Palace.

Confirmed players

  • Camden Riviere - Current World Champion, ranked 1 in the world.
  • Rob Fahey MBE - Previous World Champion, ranked 2 in the world.
  • Ben Taylor-Matthews - Ranked 4 in the world.
  • Chris Chapman - Ranked 5 in the world.
  • Kieran Booth - Ranked 8 in the world.
  • Nick Howell-  Ranked 9 in the world.
  • John Lumley - Ranked 10 in the world.
  • Tom Durack.
  • Darren Long.
  • Jon Dawes.

Further information on the top ranking Real Tennis players taking part in the tournament can be found on www.irtpa.com

Tournament schedule:

Tuesday 11 July: Qualifying Rounds

Sessions start at 11:00 and 14:00. Each of the 2 sessions allows you to watch 3 matches.

  • Seated ticket £35 per session
  • Standing ticket £25 per session

Wednesday 12 July: Pro Am Tournament

Between 10:00-18:00

  • Seated ticket £30
  • Standing ticket £25

Thursday 13 July: Tournament Day 1

Sessions start at 11:00 and 17:00. Each of the 2 sessions allows you to watch 2 matches.

  • Seated ticket £90 per session
  • Standing ticket £50 per session

Friday 14 July: Tournament Day 2 - 2 matches will be played.

Session starts at 11:00

  • Seated ticket £90
  • Standing ticket £50

Saturday 15 July: Tournament Day 3 -  2 semi-final matches will be played.

Session starts at 11:00

  • Seated ticket £100
  • Standing ticket £60

Sunday 16 July: Tournament

Tournament Pro Am final at 11:00 and Real Tennis World Tournament Final at 14:00

  • Seated ticket £100
  • Standing ticket £60

Access to the standing ticket galleries will require climbing a narrow stair case. If you have any access requirements phone the Contact Centre ahead of booking tickets.

 

A new play, written for Hampton Court Palace by Sarah Dickenson and directed by Jo McInnes.

Thursdays to Mondays (excl. 1-5 June)

Hampton Court Palace

11:00 & 14:45

Explore Queen Victoria's long and extraordinary life in her own words at Victoria Revealed, the Queen Victoria exhibition.

Opens end of June

Kensington Palace

Daily

The staircase was painted by William Kent and completed in 1724. The walls depicts an elaborate arcaded gallery with figures behind a balustrade. Many are identifiable as members of King George I's court. The wrought iron balustrade is by Jean Tijou

Wander up the King's Staircase at Kensington Palace - the opulent entrance to the King's State Apartments, lavishly decorated by William Kent.

Open daily

Kensington Palace
Tudor Rose Cushion - Perfect for a history lover, this Tudor rose cushion symbolises the joining of two rival houses, York and Lancaster.

Tudor Rose cushion

Perfect for a history lover, this Tudor rose cushion symbolises the joining of two rival houses, York and Lancaster.

£40.00

Inspired by the Chapel Royal's magnificent ceiling, this bone china trinket box features gold stars and gilded musical cherubs.

Chapel Royal bone china trinket box

Inspired by the Chapel Royal's magnificent ceiling, this bone china trinket box features gold stars and gilded musical cherubs.

£29.00

Tudor court pendant, inspired by the carvings on Anne Boleyn’s gateway, a lasting reminder of their royal love story.

Tudor court drop pendant

Tudor court pendant, inspired by the carvings on Anne Boleyn’s gateway, a lasting reminder of their royal love story.

£150.00