Practical information for your visit
Printed maps and daily programme brochures are available at the Hampton Court Palace ticket office, at the palace entrance or in the Information Centre.
You can also print a detailed Hampton Court Palace map and the programme before your visit.
Family Trails can be collected from the Information Centre.
Buggies and pushchairs
If you are visiting with very young children, you may take pushchairs and buggies around the palace. There is a Buggy Park off Clock Court if you do not wish to take the buggy around with you.
Baby changing facilities are available in the following toilets:
Children's Birthday Parties
Throw a party fit for a young King or Queen - celebrate your child's special day with a Birthday Party at Hampton Court Palace!
Visitors are welcome to take non-commercial photographs and films within most areas of Hampton Court Palace.
For religious and copyright reasons, photography is not permitted in the following areas:
The photography of certain, individual items may not be allowed due to loan arrangements. Please ask a member of staff if you’re unsure.
Wedding photography is exclusive to couples hiring Hampton Court Palace for their wedding day. To find out more about hiring Hampton Court Palace and its surrounding gardens for your event, visit our Hire a Venue page.
Requests for commercial photography, filming and sketching should be made in advance by contacting our Press Team.
Equipment such as tripods and selfie sticks may not be used inside the palace unless arrangements have been made in advance with our conservation team.
Historic Royal Palaces is a safeguarding aware organisation and takes its responsibility to protect children and vulnerable people seriously . We may sometimes ask therefore that visitors refrain from filming or photographing other visitors.Read our Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
Dogs are not permitted within the palace or formal gardens unless they are registered assistance dogs. Small dogs are not to be taken inside the palace.
All registered assistance dogs, even those in training, are welcome - please bring the dog’s 'Assistance Dog’s (UK)’ identification book (or the appropriate international equivalent) with you.
Dogs kept on a short lead are able to be walked in the informal gardens only (The Tiltyard, The Wilderness, Rose Garden).
Lockers are available for carry-on luggage sized cases in the Clock Court buggy park. A £1 coin deposit is required.Visit London's left luggage guide
Free Wi-Fi is available inside the palace.
Simply follow the on-screen prompts on your mobile device to get connected.
Please alert a uniformed member of staff if someone within your party requires First Aid during the visit.
In the interest of security, visitors are granted admission to the palace on the condition they may be searched before entering the premises. The following items are strictly banned:
Toilets are available in the following locations:
All have disabled access.
* 8-24 May - The toilets at the Tildyard Café will be closed during this period. Toilets in the Wilderness and Vrow Walk are a short walk away. Both are accessible and have baby change facilities.
As well as visiting the palace and grounds, there are other activities and organisations based at Hampton Court.
Fishing is permitted in the waters of Hampton Court and Bushy Park but not the River Thames. If you are unable to download the official application form, you can collect one from the Hampton Court Palace ticket office.
The 2019-20 season permit costs £30.00 per adult, and £15.00 per concession or child. Children aged 9 years or younger are free but must be accompanied by an adult with a valid permit.
Prices are per rod, with a maximum of two rods per person.
Send a completed form, with two passport sized photographs and a stamped return address envelope, to Fishing Permit Office, Hampton Court Palace, Surrey, KT8 9AU.
Please read the conditions of use, and follow the instructions on the form to apply for your event.
Hampton Court Palace Golf Club is set in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace near Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey. It has the enviable accolade of being the only course in the country set within the grounds of a Royal Park.Hampton Court Palace Golf Club
Tennis has been played on this site since 1528 when Henry VIII commissioned the first Real Tennis court. Today the tennis club at Hampton Court Palace is a private members' club. An introductory lesson for non-members is available from the Club Professionals.The Royal Tennis Court
Historic Royal Palaces no longer collects mooring fees paid in cash from boat owners. Payment will also be no longer available at the Hampton Court Palace ticket office.
Management of the mooring will fall under the control of District Enforcement Ltd. This company is responsible for the collection of mooring fees by telephone or online payments only. Boat owners must first register their arrival at www.where2moor.co.uk
The mooring fee is: first 24-hour period - free of charge, £8.00 per 24 hour period thereafter.