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Essential information for visiting Hampton Court Palace

Essential information for visiting Hampton Court Palace

Updated 29 May. In line with government guidance, our palaces remain closed. We are working on detailed plans to safely re-open our sites, starting with our outdoor spaces. Thank you for your patience. Read our statement

Home Park will remain open, but we will keep this decision under review. We ask all visitors to the park to observe social distancing guidelines.

Visit essentials

Allow at least two hours to see the highlights of Hampton Court Palace.

Maps and facilities

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

  • Hampton Court Palace Map
  • Daily Programme
  • Toilets and cloakrooms
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Health and Safety advice
  • Dog owner guidance

Accessibility

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

Accessible parking on-site (9 bays), dedicated 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, cakes and hot drinks.

The Tiltyard: cafe and self-service restaurant serving drinks, lunches and children's meals freshly prepared.

Fountain Court Café (spring/summer only): afternoon teas and light bites.

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.

Hampton Court Palace map

Download your map of the palace and gardens.

Hampton Court Palace map Gardens map
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 cafes. 

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

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)

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)