Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Opening times

Hampton Court Palace is open daily except 24-26 December.


Summer (25 March - 27 October)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00
Last admission: 17:00

Last admission to Magic Garden and Maze: 17:15


Winter (28 October - 30 March)

Monday-Sunday: 10:00-16:30

Last admission: 15:30
Last entry to Maze: 15:45

Closures and notices

Free gardens entry

Free gardens entry through Governors Gate will be suspended from 09:00 to 10:00 on 05-10 December 2018.

The Chapel Royal

The Chapel Royal is a working chapel which always closes for religious services on Sundays and other holy days.

Visit The Chapel Royal

Base Court and Clock Court

Base Court and Clock Court will be closed on 10 December 2018.

The Magic Garden

The Magic Garden is currently closed for the winter season and will re-open in spring 2019.

Free entry to the Formal Gardens

  • We offer free daily access from 09:00-10:00 to the palace's East Front Gardens.
  • National Garden Open Day: We open the East and South Front Gardens on 01 August each year in conjunction with the National Gardens Scheme.
  • Hampton Court Palace Flower Show: We open the East and South Front Gardens for the duration of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.
The Formal Gardens
Aerial view of Great Fountain Garden at Hampton Court Palace showing Baroque East Front of palace
Highlights Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors walking through the Privy Garden
Tours and talks

Discover Hampton Court Palace and gardens via audio guides, tours with an expert guide and private roof top tours.

Selected dates

Hampton Court Palace

Children run through the Hampton Court Palace Maze in the sunshine under a blue sky. Trees and other parkland can be seen in the background.
Highlights Things to see

Lose yourself in the most famous maze in the world. The Hampton Court Maze is still baffling visitors after 300 years.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)