Opening and closing times

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Information on seasonal hours and planned closures

Update 3 December: In line with government guidance, Hampton Court Palace will reopen on 5 December. Please read how we are keeping you safe on your visit

Opening times

Opening days and hours vary.


Summer (01 August - 01 November)


Winter (02 November - 31 December)

5-13 December 

Wednesday - Sunday: 10.00 – 16.30

Last admission: 15:30 (15.00 slot). Gardens close at 17.00

16 December - 3 January 

Daily: 10.00 – 16.30

Last admission: 15:30 (15.00 slot). Gardens close at 17.00

24-26 December - Closed

 

Magic Garden 

5-18 December

Saturday-Sunday: 10.00-15.00.

Last admission: 15.00. Gates close 15.45. The Maze remains closed.

19 December - 3 January (except 24-26 December)

Daily: 10.00-15.00.

Last admission: 15.00. Gates close 15.45. The Maze remains closed.

Closures and notices

The palace is currently closed.

There is a one way route in operation through our gardens.

Base Court, Clock Court and East Front Gardens

From Wednesday 9 December, Base Court, Clock Court and the East Front Gardens will have limited access ahead of the Festive Fayre event taking place from 11 December.

On Thursday 10 December, Base Court and Clock will be closed all day.

On Thursday 10 December, the East Front gardens will be closed from 14.00.

The Chapel Royal

Due to COVID-19, Chapel Royal opening times have changed Visit the Chapel Royal page for more information.

Visit the Chapel Royal