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£1 Entry to Hampton Court Palace

Tickets for up to six people per household for £1 each

Tickets for up to six people per household for £1 each

We want everyone to be able to enjoy a day out at Hampton Court Palace, and we know how hard things are for many people on low incomes right now.

That's why £1 tickets for a day visit to Hampton Court Palace are available to anyone in receipt of the following:

  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Pension Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance

You can claim £1 tickets for up to six people per household. Only one person per household needs to show supporting documents.

We hope this will allow even more people to experience this wonderful place, exploring over 500 years of stories.

How to book £1 tickets

You can reserve and pay for up to six tickets (online bookings only). Children under 5 do not need a ticket.

Then collect your printed tickets from the Ticket Office  on the day of your visit. You must bring the following:

  1. Your reservation - this is the PDF that you will receive when you completed your online booking.
  2. Proof of your eligibility - please check the list below.
  3. Proof of ID - to check that the person who booked the tickets is present (e.g. a utility bill, bank card, bank statement, or work ID)

Tickets must be booked in advance to guarantee entry and avoid disappointment. Visitor numbers are limited and many dates and timeslots are sold out in advance.

If you can't find £1 tickets for the date you wish to book, this date is sold out but further dates are available. 

Unfortunately it is not possible to purchase both £1 tickets and standard price admission tickets in the same booking.

If you want to book a mix of £1 and standard tickets, please book the £1 tickets first (as these sell out quickly) and then separately purchase the standard admission tickets for the same date and/or timeslot.

Book £1 tickets online

Documentation you must bring with you

1. One form of supporting document to show eligibility for this offer:

  • Universal Credit - show your Universal Credit statement, either on your mobile app or a paper copy
  • Pension Credit - DWP letter of confirmation
  • Working Tax Credit - HMRC letter confirming Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credit - HMRC letter confirming Child Tax Credit
  • Employment and Support Allowance - DWP letter of confirmation
  • Income Support - DWP letter of confirmation
  • Jobseekers Allowance - DWP letter of confirmation

2. Additional identification to confirm name on the supporting documents. This does not need to be a photo ID: a recent and up-to-date bank card, bank statement, utility bill or work ID is fine.

3. Your reservation document - this is a PDF that you will receive when you book your tickets online. 

All supporting documents and identification should be recent and up-to-date.

If you don't have proof of receiving benefits, you can request a letter from the government. 

Get a proof of benefit letter [gov.uk]
The West Front looking south-east, showing a general view of Matthew Coulter and Alex Dixon (Historic Royal Palaces Sales Executives) smiling and enjoying a display of red and orange tulips (seen blurred in the foreground).

Arriving at the palace

Tickets are valid for entry from 10.00 every day the palace is open. Please check our opening times for the day of your visit.

Please enter through Trophy Gate and go straight to the Ticket Office to show your documents and collect your tickets.

VISITOR MAP AND TICKET OFFICE LOCATION

The location of the Ticket Office can be found on our visitor map, available to download on our Visit pages.

50% OFF FOOD WITH YOUR £1 TICKET

On presentation of your £1 ticket at the palace, you will receive 50% off food in our cafés (excluding alcohol and other selected items).

For each adult meal purchased, children under 12 with the adult can eat for free from our Children's menu.

The Cloisters, showing models posing as a family of three enjoying a day out at Hampton Court Palace.

Things to see

Hampton Court Palace is over 500 years old. The palace has been home to Tudor, Stuart and Georgian kings and queens.

Experience the public dramas and private lives of Henry VIII, his wives and children in the world of the Tudor court. Admire Henry’s Great Hall and Tudor kitchens. Discover the spectacular palace built for William III and Mary II and explore 60 acres of magnificent gardens including the famous Maze. 

Come face to face with mysterious mythical beasts, storm the battlements, besiege the towers and explore the secret grotto in the Magic Garden, our children's playground (until 29 October).

Join our experts as they share fascinating stories and hidden secrets of the palace by collecting your free audio guide tour from the Undercroft shop.

Your £1 ticket also includes all special performances or offers that are included with palace admission.

Find out what's included in your ticket

Facilities

There are toilets, lockers, a buggy park and family room onsite. Find out more and download a map on our Hampton Court Palace facilities page.

Group of visitors walking up King's stairs
A family of two women, a boy and a girl look around them in the Chapel Court of Hampton Court Palace

What you may wish to bring with you

Comfortable shoes/Walking Aids

Hampton Court is a large site with uneven cobbles and gravel. Come prepared to do a lot of walking on challenging surfaces. Bring any walking aids to help you get around and wear sensible shoes.

We have wheelchairs available to use onsite. For more information about what is available onsite, check out our access information.

Dress for the weather

Our indoor spaces can be chilly in the winter and hot in the summer. You need to travel through outdoor courtyards to reach the different routes and State Apartments. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Remember to bring your umbrella, sunscreen – or both!

Picnic Lunch and Snacks

We have cafes and refreshment kiosks, but you are welcome to bring your own food, drink and picnic blankets. Outdoor picnics are welcome throughout our gardens. 

On weekends, bank holidays and school holidays, you are welcome to use our school lunchrooms to picnic indoors. Our staff will be happy to show you where these are on arrival.

Refillable Water Bottle

There are water refill points in the Magic Garden and Tiltyard Café.

Extra Clothes for Little Ones

The Magic Garden is a fantastic space for children to burn off some energy and explore. There are water and sand areas, so if your little ones love to get messy, bring a change of clothes and/or shoes.

Cameras, Sketchbooks and Pencils 

Capture the day through photos and sketches! We welcome people to take photos (no flash or film) in the historic spaces. You can sketch throughout the palace and gardens – pencil only. We hope you are inspired to make a memory or artwork from the day. 

What you must not bring with you

The historic nature of Hampton Court Palace means that some things are not permitted in the palace or gardens. Find a full list on our facilities page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about our £1 offer? You might find the answer in our Frequently Asked Questions.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions
The White Tower Lawn looking north, showing models posing as a family of three taking a selfie and enjoying a day out at the Tower of London.

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