Hampton Court Palace is an awe-inspiring and flamboyant showcase for kingship. It’s vast and never ending vistas, courtyards, gardens and parkland, along with its magnificent State Apartments, rivalling the great palaces of Europe, are designed to impress.
King William III State Apartments
A grand lavishly laid out collection of state apartments built by the new monarchs. Walk through the rooms of this elegant part of the Palace and imagine the beautifully dressed courtiers revelling in the politics and gossip of court life. This is the best place to view the magnificent King’s Privy Garden.
Henry VIII’s Apartments
Walk in the footsteps of England’s most famous King and his six wives. Lavishly presented the apartments include Henry’s Great Hall, the Great Watching Chamber, the Great Council Chamber and the processional route, allegedly haunted by Catherine Howard, Henry’s fifth wife.
Privy Garden – The Privy Garden is one of the most accurately reconstructed gardens at Hampton Court because so much was recorded about the original 1702 garden. The beautiful geometry of the garden seen against the stunning palace façade is a site not to be missed.
The Great Vine – Planted by Lancelot Capability Brown in 1768, this is the oldest vine in the world. See the many bunches of grapes develop through the Summer ready for harvest late August, early September.
Mantegna’s Triumphs of Caesar – Brought to England by King Charles I these spectacular frescoes have been at Hampton Court Palace since 1630.
Young Henry VIII’s Story – Meet the pip-up Prince – explore the relationship between Henry and his first wife, Katherine of Aragon and Cardinal Wolsey with some spectacular Tudor paintings from the Royal Collection.
Cumberland Art Gallery – Formerly an apartment belonging to the Duke of Cumberland the new ‘art’ rooms are the home to masterpieces from the Royal Collection. Groups can discover the stories behind the artworks so avidly collected by the 17th and 18th century monarchs.
Georgian Kitchen Garden – See how the fruit, flowers and vegetables were planted, tended and harvested for the king’s table in the 18th Century in this enormous garden, full of produce.
Please present your ticket to staff upon arrival either printed or on your mobile device.
You must book tickets in advance with a timed entry slot
Reduced visitor capacities will allow for 2m social distancing
Please only visit if you are feeling well
On arrival tickets will be checked from a 2m distance (tickets will not be scanned)
Enhanced cleaning regimes fit for a King or Queen
Hand washing and hand sanitation facilities available
Non-contact interactions with staff
Planned one-way visitor routes
Contactless till points and payments
Disabled Access: Hampton Court Palace welcomes all visitors and tries to ensure that everyone’s visit is successful and enjoyable. Most of the routes within the Palace are accessible to visitors unable to climb stairs and there is a lift to take visitors to the State Apartments on the first floor. Please ask a Warder for assistance. Registered disabled visitors are charged the relevant ticket price and carers are admitted free of charge. Care should be taken, as some courtyards have cobbled pavements and appropriate footwear should be worn. Sign language tours are available, and guide dogs are admitted.
Please present your ticket to staff upon arrival either printed or on your mobile device