Spring at the palace

Explore over 60 acres of world-famous historic gardens and walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII this spring

Explore over 60 acres of world-famous historic gardens and walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII this spring

Visitors walking through the Privy Garden towards the South Front

Discover the palace gardens

Discover an abundance of colour in the Hampton Court Palace gardens as our tulips and other spring flowers come into bloom.

Garden highlights

All of these fantastic garden attractions are included in your Hampton Court Palace admission ticket.

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

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

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

Explore the Privy Garden, now restored to its former glory and complete with its intricate Tijou Screen.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Children run through the Hampton Court Palace Maze in the sunshine under a blue sky. Trees and other parkland can be seen in the background.
Highlights Things to see

Lose yourself in the most famous maze in the world. The Hampton Court Maze is still baffling visitors after 300 years.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A gardener attends to the Great Vine under its green branches at Hampton Court Palace
Things to see

Listed in 2005 as the world's longest grape vine, the Great Vine at Hampton Court Palace is a fantastic spectacle.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Kitchen Garden looking south east

Established in the late 17th century, the Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court produced vast amounts of fruit and vegetables for the royal table. Today, the garden has been re-created to its 18th century heyday, using the planting pattern laid down by the palace’s Georgian gardeners.
Things to see

Experience the recreated Kitchen Garden, which would have fed the Georgian royals and now supplies Henry VIII's Kitchens.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Two shire horses pull a tram, also known as a charabanc carriage, outside the baroque exterior of Hampton Court Palace
Tours and talks

Meet Henry VIII's Great Shire Horses and enjoy a tram ride through 500 years of history at Hampton Court Palace.

Selected dates in April-November 2019

Hampton Court Palace

11:00-17:00

Separate ticket

Children play in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Events Families

A quiet session aimed at children and young people with Autism, and their families and carers.

16 June, 18 August and 20 October 2019

Hampton Court Palace

09:00-10:30

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

The Rose Garden with bright colour planting in the foreground and green lawn in the centre of the image, looking back towards the Tudor palace
Things to see

Discover an abundance of colour in the grounds of the historic Tudor buildings at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Free

A young couple wander through a wild meadow holding hands. Green trees and grasses flank the path
Things to see

Wander through this treasure of the Hampton Court Gardens, once Charles II's formal pleasure garden and now a wild meadow.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Free

Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing Baroque East Front of palace
Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Explore the palace

Walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII, William III, Mary II and Queen Anne as part of your palace admission ticket.

Historic cooks preparing food in Henry VIII's Kitchens
Things to see Highlights

Visit King Henry VIII's Kitchens and experience cooking a feast for the King and his court.

25 May - 01 September 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Drop-in daily 10:00-17:00

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.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

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

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (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.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The ceiling of the Great Watching Chamber showing gold decoration and Tudor symbols.
Things to see

Discover Henry VIII’s State Apartments and the battle for power at the Tudor court in the Great Watching Chamber.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A visitor uses the DVG in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hands and experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photo of an exhibition at the Young Henry exhibition at Hampton Court Palace
Things to see

Meet the young Henry VIII, the 'pin-up' prince, through the stories of the people who knew him best.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The blue and gold vaulted ceiling of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens at the Chapel Royal, which has been in continuous use for almost 500 years.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Portraits and other works of art on display at the Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.
Things to see

Discover masterpieces by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, van Dyck, and more at the Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A gold and purple recreation of Henry VIII's crown on a grey background
Things to see

Marvel at the sparkling re-creation of Henry VIII's Crown, on display in the Tudor apartments at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Triumphs of Caesar in the Mantegna Gallery of Hampton Court Palace
Things to see

See The Triumphs of Caesar, one of the great treasures of the Royal Collection, in the Mantegna Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

10:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Two female children playing next to the fountain in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace.

Buy tickets online to save

Save money and time by buying your tickets online before your visit.

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Enhance your visit

Female visitor in the Palace shop surrounded by merchandise, carrying a Hampton Court Palace shopping bag.

Visit the Palace Shop

Browse a wide range of souvenirs, jewellery, gifts, toys and books in our largest shop, located opposite the Ticket Office.

Two female visitors with food and drinks on a tray. The cafe till area is seen in the background.

Grab a coffee or a slice of cake

Enjoy delicious cakes, sandwiches and hot meals in one of our restaurants or cafés.

From daffodils blooming to seedlings in the nursery, spring is a busy time in the Hampton Court Palace Gardens!

Find out how our gardening team prepare the historic gardens for the season in this short film.

Discover more about the tulips at Hampton Court in our latest blog post.