Hampton Court Palace was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favorite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, Wolsey fell out of royal favor and the king took possession of the palace, launching a massive rebuilding project intended to rival Versailles. A rare example of both Tudor and Baroque building styles, the site is one of only two remaining palaces once owned by Henry VIII. Learn more about the palace’s history at the information center. Lose yourself inside the celebrated maze, designed to confuse and intrigue visitors with numerous twists, turns, and dead ends. Also on the grounds are manicured gardens, historic tennis courts, and a huge grapevine, allegedly the largest in the world. Our East Molesey online road trip planner makes visiting Hampton Court Palace and other East Molesey attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Tours to Hampton Court Palace
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Duration: 1 to 10 days
$681 BOOK WITH VIATOR Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace - Private Bespoke Tour From London
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
$199 BOOK WITH VIATOR Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide
Duration: 3 hours
$355 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Hampton Court Palace Walking Tour with Historian Guide
Duration: 3 hours
$133 BOOK WITH VIATOR Windsor Castle & Hampton Court Palace Day Trip from London with Entrances
Duration: 9 hours
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Duration: 8 hours
Hampton Court Palace reviews
Hampton Court itself was absolutely beautiful, gorgeous building, gorgeous gardens steeped in history. However, the service I received following the disastrous online booking system has been... more »
We haven't been here for a year and came for the Artisan Festival. The weather was awful initially with torrential rain and this hadn't been catered for with no marquees. We therefore did some of the.... more »
Had a wonderful day with my parents and coffee. Deceptively large for walking around in but lift access. Tour guides are exceptional and answered questions for us on the palace. The gardens are so vibrant and loved visiting here. I recommend here for a place to bring visiting friends. Hyde Park being so close perfect for a picnic on a good day after.
We really enjoyed it. Staff were very helpful. It's a good idea to buy the souvenir guide. I was amazed at what I saw. I sat in the Chapel Gardens just wondering at all the people who once may have lived here. A big thank you to all the people who help to maintain and run The Palace and its gardens and help the public to enjoy their visit. My son is in an electric wheelchair so we weren't able to access some areas.... that's to be expected. But the fact that most of the building is accessible.... Very unexpected... That deserves a massive thank you. Will come again.
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