About this Attraction

Historic Royal Palaces is an independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.
Their aim is to help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.


Described as ‘The Greatest Palace in Britain’, Hampton Court has 500 years of history within its walls. Set in 60 acres of gardens, the palace was the centre of Royal life from Henry VIII to George II. Visitors can explore the elegant Royal Apartments and experience the bustle of Tudor kitchens as they are taken back in time to a time when royalty was in residence. The Palace houses some of the finest paintings from the Royal Collection, with paintings from 16th, 17th and early 18th centuries on display. There is an extensive programme of events during the summer including the annual Flower Festival and evening concerts. The Palace can be reached by river boat from Westminster, Kingston and Richmond. Take a magical history tour inside and out, with stunning State Apartments, a choice of six individual tours, costumed guides and 60 acres of spectacular riverside gardens including the world famous maize.

**Reduced opening due to Covid-19:
**Note: Pre-booked timeslot is essential. An E-ticket will be issued and must be presented on arrival to gain entry. Due to Covid-19 opening times are reduced.

01/08/20-06/09/20 DAILY
07/09/20-23/11/20 WED-SUN only
24-26/12/20 closed
27/12/20-03/01/21 DAILY
04/01/21-28/02/21 To Be Advised

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Last Updated: 12.11.2020

How to find this Attraction

East Molesey


CHILD POLICY: 5-15 years old charged at reduced rates (see Tariff). Children under 5 years old enters FREE.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Free of charge up to 16.00 hrs the day before arrival. Thereafter full charges will apply.