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Essential information for visiting Hampton Court Palace.

Essential information for visiting Hampton Court Palace.

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Visit essentials

Palace facilities

We offer all the essential facilities and a few you may not expect, including advice and tips for a perfect day out.

  • Toilets and cloakrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Maps
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Health and Safety advice

Accessibility

We do everything we can to ensure disabled visitors enjoy the full palace experience.

Dedicated facilities, tours, carer tickets and wheelchair hire available. Download an accessibility guide for more information.

Eating

All our food is seasonally inspired and freshly prepared.

The Privy Kitchen Café: traditional food, hot drinks

The Tiltyard: self-service restaurant, children's meals

Fountain Court Café: afternoon teas, restaurant setting

Shopping

Shop for gifts and souvenirs inspired by this famous royal residence and its iconic inhabitants.

Our shops offer everything from souvenirs and gifts, to fine jewellery. You can also shop online and non-EU residents can buy tax-free.

Group visits

There are special offers and discounts for groups of 15 people or more.

We offer reduced admission for group bookings. Meal deals and private guided tours are also available (subject to availability).

School visits

We offer everything you need for the perfect educational visit.

Spaces are limited so book in advance.

You can include special sessions and workshops designed for pupils of all ages. Discounted entry for groups of 15 or more, on-site supervision and meal deals are also available.

Jousting at Hampton Court Palace

Cheer on the rival knights and soak up the spectacle of a Tudor joust as guests of Henry VIII.

14 July - 15 July 2018

Families Events

11:00-16:30

Children taking part in an early years session called Tiny Explorers inside the historic spaces of Hampton Court Palace.

Join us for some family fun by becoming part of a story. This is an interactive story telling session based on a well-known children’s book.

3 June, 1 July, 5 August and 2 September 2018

Families

11:30, 13:00, 14:30 (20 minutes)

Illustration of the East Front of Hampton Court Palace with food tents and displays in front under a blue sky.

Join us for a summer celebration of food and drink in the iconic East Front Gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

25 August - 27 August 2018

Events

10:00 - 18:00