5-28 August - There will be reduced train service between London Waterloo and Hampton Court. Find out more
Last admission: 17.00
Last admission to Magic Garden and Maze: 17.15
Last admission: 15.30
Last entry to Maze: 15.45
Check back on this page for upcoming closures which may affect your visit
The Magic Garden will be closed for essential maintenance and upkeep on the following dates in 2017:
The Chapel Royal is a working chapel which occasionally closes for religious services.
We are unable to offer ‘free access’ into the Formal Gardens between 9am-10am from the 23 August to 6 September inclusive.
It’s very rare that access will not be permitted for this number of days. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
BBC Good Food's Feast
The East Front Gardens will be shut to the public on 24, 25, 29 and 30 August for the set up and break of BBC Good Food's Feast.
The gardens will be open for BBC Good Food's Feast on 26-28 over the August bank holiday weekend. Entry to the festival is included in your palace ticket and free to all Historic Royal Palaces' members. Find out more about BBC Good Food's Feast >
Concours of Elegance
The East Front Gardens will also be shut for the build of Concours of Elegance on 31 August and the break on 4 September. This event is for ticket holders only. Find out more information about the Concours of Elegance >
The Privy gardens will be open for visitors.
Find out when we are offering free entry to the gardens
We offer free access to the palace’s East Front Gardens between the hours of 9am and 10am throughout the year. In addition to this daily opening, there are an additional nine days of free access to the Palace’s formal gardens during the palace’s summer season in 2017:
Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements and discover the secret grotto in the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace.
01 April - 29 October 2017
Built between 1526 and 1529, the royal tennis courts at Hampton Court Palace were used regularly by Henry VIII and you can view them as part of your visit.