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Essential information for visiting Hampton Court Palace.

Essential information for visiting Hampton Court Palace.

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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


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.


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


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.

Illustration of Lindt Gold Bunny outside Hampton Court Palace

Take the family back in time and join the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt around the home and gardens of Henry VIII.

26 March - 15 April 2018

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.

A room with a noble tradition of royal and political entertainment, the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace is a vast and splendid historic structure.

Open daily

Highlights Things to see

Marvel at the magnificent vaulted ceiling and attend a service in The Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. The church has been in use for nearly 500 years.

Open daily

Highlights Things to see