- Entrance tickets to Hampton Court Palace and gardens
Palace and Maze: 30 March - 25 October
10:00 - 18:00 (last entrance 17:00, last entrance to the maze 17:15)
Palace and Maze: 26 October - 28 March
10:00 - 16:30 (last entrance 15:30, last entrance to the maze 15:45)
10:00 - 17:30 (open until 18:00 April - September)
Informal Gardens (Tiltyard, Wilderness and West Front)
07:00 - 18:00 (open until 20:00 April - September)
Hampton Court Palace and the Formal Gardens are closed 24, 25 and 26 December each year.
All activities will be included in admission price.
Hampton Court Palace is located next to the River Thames to the south west of London. It is within the M25 and about 6 miles from the start of the M3 and about 8 miles from the start of the M4. Look out for the brown attraction signs that direct you to Hampton Court Palace. The full address is:
Hampton Court Palace
South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey only takes 35 minutes and the palace is a 200 metre walk across the bridge from the station. Visitors with sight or mobility concerns should be aware that cyclists often ride their bicycles on the pavement of the bridge.
The train service passes through Wimbledon station, where the London Underground District Line begins. Train time are as follows:
Trains also call at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton and Thames Ditton. On arrival at Hampton Court station there is a large step down to the platform from the train.
Alternatively, take the train from London Waterloo to Kingston (there are four trains an hour and the quickest route is via Strawberry Hill or Shepperton) then the bus from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. See below for bus route information.
Bus routes: 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, R68, 267*, 513.
From London airports
From Heathrow Airport take the 111 bus.
From Gatwick Airport, take a train from the airport station to Clapham Junction and change to the Hampton Court train.
From City Airport, take the Docklands Light Railway to Canning Town and then the Jubilee Line to Waterloo. Catch the Hampton Court train from there.
Visitors arriving by taxi may drop off at the gates. There is a mini-cab firm at Hampton Court station for those wishing to go home by taxi or are heading to Heathrow or Gatwick Airports.
The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads; drivers should follow the brown tourist attraction road signs. From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. The palace is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309.
Limited parking is available at Hampton Court Palace (in the car park behind the Barrack Block) at a cost of £1.50 per hour and on Hampton Court Green (500 metres from the palace entrance) at £1.00 per hour. Parking is also available at the Hampton Court train station, 200 metres from the palace (please check at the station for prices).
During the re-presentation and re-surfacing work at Trophy Gate, access to the palace car park will be via a different entrance. Please follow the diversion signs.
The palace car park has nine disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders. They are available on a first come first served basis and are in the lower car park, near the entrance to the Welcome Centre. Parking is currently free for blue badge holders.
An absorbing and fascinating day
RSJ, 14/11/2019 (Senior Adults)
We arrived at Hampton Court 10 minutes after opening time and left 10 minutes before closing time. The entire Palace is fascinating, the Tudor side being our favourite. You can almost hear footsteps echoing from 500 years ago and there are so many intriguing details to be explored and appreciated. The later history is also very interesting and the insight into the lives of the residents of those times well portrayed. The weather precluded a lengthy look at the garden but we would have liked to spend time there as well, not to mention the galleries which we did not have the time to see. A second visit is likely!
A lively experience
Senior tourists, 18/09/2019 (Senior Adults)
We greatly enjoyed our visit to Hampton Court Palace. The gardens were beautiful and serene. Th palace itself was magnificent.
RobinL, 22/08/2019 (Senior Adults)
A very enjoyable day out. The gstdens are beautiful.
Hooray for Henry, Jane and Catherine!
A lady of Kent, 02/08/2019 (Senior Adults)
It was with great mirth that my ‘goodly’ lady friend was invited by ‘His Majesty’, to be his next wife as he deemed her to be of a submissive and dutiful nature. She had pleased him well with her questions and he reassured her that she would have caught his eye had he been in need of a new wife.
The beautifully costumed queens, Jane Seymour and Catherine Parr were just as convincing and entertaining as their King and their well informed and amusing answers to their ‘subjects’ questions about what their Tudor lives were really like, kept everyone visiting Hampton Court on the 1st August on the edge of their benches. For a great day out and great way of passing time with good company!
Very nice place to see and spend a day out
Avvy, 30/06/2019 (Young Adults)
Hampton Court Palace was very nice place to see and being part of history as well, it get extra special. Go with your friends and family and enjoy this place
Hampton Court Palace Entrance Ticket
YAH Group, 27/02/2018 (Mature Adults)
Good value for money, saves time when queuing for the exchange ticket and when I became a member, my money was reimbursed!
Sandy, 11/07/2016 (Senior Adults)
Amazing surroundings before entering the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Able to sit in beautiful grounds of the Palace and had our picnic on deckchairs. Show was very well organised and laid out. Plenty of toilet facilities, all kept clean. Great positioning of refreshment gazebos by the side of the water, on both sides. A very pleasant day out.
One of the most beautiful places we've ever seen
Deb, 12/08/2015 (Young Adults)
One of the most beautiful places we've ever seen! The palace was absolutely spectacular!
Hampton Court Palace
Kate, 28/08/2014 (Mature Adults)
I have always wanted to go to Hampton Court Palace and I was not disappointed. I decided to take my 4year old grandaughter as a treat before she started big School. The staff were helpful from start to finish. The actors portraying historical figures from past really helped to bring the story alive. Every thing was emaculate and the gardens were beautifully manicured and maintained. Photography is my passion so I was delighted when I could take photos from every angle. The only unfortunate part was that we could not go round all the gardens as there had been a Good Food event prior to our coming, this was unfortunate as we had come all the way from Stamford in Lincolnshire for the day and making our way on several trains and the underground was quite an experience for a four year old who had not been on a train before, so to miss part of the gardens was disappointing. Other than that, it was a great day out and I would recommend a visit to a well organised National treasure.
Whitney, 23/08/2014 (Young Adults)
By booking on discount London, we saved about 4 pounds! It went off without a hitch and we had a wonderful time! I highly recommend checking out Hampton Court, as well as using discount London! Thanks!
Please note that the maze is currently closed.
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Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please note that savings are calculated from the attraction's advertised gate rate.
Perfect for families: The hunt is designed for children aged 3-12 years old and their families. Visitors should allow 1 hour 30 minutes to complete the trail with ease.