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Essential information for visiting Hampton Court Palace safely

Essential information for visiting Hampton Court Palace safely

Visit essentials

Maps and facilities

We offer all the essential facilities to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable.

  • Toilets open -  all with disabled access:
    • Wilderness
    • Base Court
    • Fountain Court
    • The Kitchen Garden
  • Hand washing and hand sanitiser facilities 
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Dog owner guidance

Accessibility

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

Accessible parking on-site (9 bays)and carer tickets are available.

Eating

All our food is seasonally inspired and freshly prepared.

The Tiltyard Café: indoor and outdoor seating and serving hot or cold food options, with drinks, pastries and cakes. 

Wilderness kiosk: serving ice creams, snacks, tea and coffee. 

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.

Group visits

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

Meal deals and private guided tours are also available (subject to availability).

School visits

Bookings are now open for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Interactive and enquiry-based sessions are available for all key stages and SEND students.

Hampton Court Palace Visitor Map

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

Stop for lunch on your visit

Visit our Tiltyard café providing a selection of food and drink including hot and cold food options with drinks, pastries, cookies, muffins and cakes.

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Browse our faqs

We hold the industry standard, 'We're Good to Go' for Hampton Court Palace which means we follow government and industry guidelines for cleanliness and a safe visit. Check out how to make the most of your day with our frequently asked questions, about how to book, face coverings,  hand washing facilities and more.

Silhouette of two people in front of Hampton Court Palace with moon and planet either side
Families Events

This Christmas, enjoy a fantastical wonderland of clocks, moons, planets and sundials on our enchanting new light trail.

08 December to 03 January 2022. Excluding 11, 24, 25, 26 December

Hampton Court Palace

16.00-20.00. Last entry 19.30.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Choristers from the Chapel Royal choir skate on the ice at the Hampton Court Palace ice rinks in front of the Tudor west gate
Families Events

Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns for another year this Christmas, COVID-secure

15 November - 9 January 2022 (excludes Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Christmas gifts wrapped and displayed

Christmas gifts and tree decorations

Discover unique souvenirs inspired by our palaces and give a gift of history this Christmas.

Browse our online shop