When

  • Start date: 16 July 2018
  • End date: 22 July 2018

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.

Booking opens in spring 2018

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Hampton Court Palace is proud to announce the return of the Hampton Court Palace Real Tennis Champions Trophy, to be held at the Royal Tennis Court, from the 16 – 22 July 2018.

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 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.

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Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

27 October (fully booked) and 4 November (fully booked)

Banqueting House
An actor in historical costume performs in front of a group of children

Do you have the stomach to pull rotten teeth, scour the ‘gong’ from the toilets or investigate the ‘Royal Wee’?

21 October - 29 October 2017

Hampton Court Palace

11:00-16:00

Step into the dangerous declining years of Henry’s VIII’s reign at Hampton Court Palace.

Daily until 20 October 2017

Hampton Court Palace

40 minutes

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