- Tudor kitchens
- Great Hall
- The Chapel Royal
- Costumed tour Guides
- The Triumphs of Caesar
- Hampton Court Palace gardens
- The Maze
- Privy Garden
The most flamboyant of Tudor monarchs, Henry VIII, is linked more closely with this majestic Palace than any other. He spared no expense on fabulous tapestries, paintings and furnishings for this palace. However, the elegance and romance of the palace owes much to the Baroque buildings commissioned by William and Mary at the end of the 17th century and which were created by Sir Christopher Wren.
The palace is set in 60 acres of formal gardens and more than 750 acres of parkland.
Henry VIII's majesty lives-on at Hampton Court Palace, visitors will be able to join Henry VIII and Katryn Parr as they prepare for their wedding day. The merriment of the occasion is re-lived in the Tudor Palace. Call into the Great Kitchens and indulge in a bit of Tudor cooking and take a stroll round the Tudor Court garden.
Visitors can join the King Henry and his court in the intrigue and gossip that surrounds his new marriage to Katryn Parr and hear of his concerns for his son and heir Edward. Meet Henry's three children, Mary, Elizabeth and Edward and ask "who wears the crown next"?
Be amazed by the replica 4 meter high wine fountain in Base Court that follows closely one that can be seen in The Field of the Cloth of Gold painting that can be viewed in the Young Henry exhibition in the Wolsey rooms. In the late afternoon at weekends during the summer months visitors can even purchase a glass of wine from it! Also hear what the future will bring to the Tudor dynasty.
Audio guides are included in the palace ticket and are available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.
Why not book a Palace History Guide to get under the surface and find out more of the fascinating stories? The new tours (can be booked individually or together) are:
- Hampton Court 'Painted ladies', Dress, Dazzle and Display and Treasures of the Royal Collection.
- Hampton Court Gardens - Land of a thousand years
Please allow at least 2-3 hours for your visit.
Money - Saving Passes: Valid for two years from the date of purchase, this allows visitors to organise their own itineraries.
- Four Palace Pass: includes admission to the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and gardens, Kensington Palace and Banqueting House.
- Three Palace Pass: includes admission to the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and gardens and Kensington Palace.
- Central London Pass: includes admission to the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and the Banqueting House.
- Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
- Nearest Train Station: Hampton Court
- Bus Routes: 111, 216, 411, 451, R68, 513