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 nearly one million daffodils in the Wilderness this Mother's Day and admire a riot of colour as our spring flowers come into bloom.

Garden highlights

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

Illustration of the Tudor west gate of Hampton Court Palace with a giant Lindt gold bunny in the foreground. Henry VIII stands on the left of the image.
Families

Join the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the palace and gardens and enjoy some springtime family fun.

06-22 April 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily 10:00-18:00

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 green, white and yellow floral display in a period panelled room
Things to see Events

The much-loved Florimania extravaganza returns, bringing the palace to life with vibrant floral displays and the sweet scents of spring.

29-31 March 2019

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)

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.

Re-opens 30 March 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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

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)

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

Explore the palace

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

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Families

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

06 April - 22 April 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Drop in 10:00-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Great Hall, looking east.
The hall was constructed by King Henry VIII to replace a smaller and older hall on the same site. It had two functions. First to provide a great communal dining room where 600 members of the court could eat in two sittings, twice a day. And secondly, to provide a magnificent entrance to the state apartments that lay beyond.
Highlights 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.
Highlights 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)

Costumed guide tour by Henry VIII in Base Court
Tours and talks

Take an introductory tour with one of our costumed guides through the courtyards of Hampton Court Palace.

Until 05 April 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at 11:00 (and 14:00 from 29 Mar - 05 Apr) in Base Court. Duration 30 minutes.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Blind person using the audio tour sat in the Processional Route.
Tours and talks

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 (closed 01-04 April 2019)

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.

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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.