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Hampton Court Palace tickets with gardens and maze

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Availability: Daily
Duration: an hour
Language: English, Italian, French, German, Russian, Dutch
Printed ticket only
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  • Go on tours with costumed guides
  • Wander through the gardens
  • Lose yourself in the garden maze
What to expect

Hampton Court Palace, found in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames, is one of the palaces built over the centuries as residences for the Royal Family.

Though it hasn’t been used for that purpose since the 18th century it is today an ideal place for a day trip. Plan your trip to London and book your tickets in order to explore the halls that were once home to the British Royal Family. Your visit includes access to the palace, its famous maze and a multi-language audio-guide. While visiting the palace you can experience tours from costumed guides, children’s activity tours, the Young Henry the VIII exhibition and more.

Hampton Court Palace

The building was originally owned by the Knights Hospitaller until cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Archbishop of York, Prime Minister and favorite of King Henry VIII of England, took it as his residence in 1514. During the following seven years, Wolsey invested a lot of money to make the building one of the most luxurious and magnificent all over the country. Later, when the Cardinal fell from King Henry VIII's grace, the palace was taken and used as one of his own residences.

In the following century the structure was expanded in the hopes of rivaling the French royal palace of Versailles but when construction stopped abruptly in 1694 the building was left with two very contrasting architectural styles

Of the many palaces built by Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is one of the two remaining structures, the other being St. James’s Palace.

Visiting the Palace

Hampton Court Palace has a great many features that can spark everyone’s curiosity. Visitors come to the Palace for its halls, the artwork, exhibitions and guided tours. In addition to the attraction of the Palace the surrounding gardens are a beautiful example of late 17th century English gardening, built for sir Christopher Wren who had planned on making the palace his own residence.

The Hampton Court maze on the other hand, built in the late 17th century is made up of hedges, grown into a maze that gives visitors half a mile of paths to ‘lose’ themselves in. While the Chapel Royal is also found here and is known for being one of the most beautiful chapels in all of Britain.

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What's included
  • Access to the palace, maze and gardens
  • Multi-language audio guide
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  • Children (ages 4 and under): free
  • Children (ages 5-15), students (with ID), and seniors (ages 60 and up): reduced
Where

Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Street, London, United Kingdom

Meeting point:

Bring a printed copy of your voucher to the Hampton Court Palace entrance.

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  • The multi-language audio guide is available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Korean and Japanese
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When

Palace and maze

  • 30 October 2016 - 25 March 2017 (winter)
    • Monday-Sunday 10.00am-4.30pm
    • Last entry to the palace 3.30pm
    • Last entry to the maze 3.45pm
  • 25 March-29 October 2016 (summer)
    • Monday-Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm
    • Last entry to the palace 5.00pm
    • Last entry to the maze 5.15pm

Formal Gardens

  • Summer 10.00am-6.00pm
  • All other seasons 10.00am-5.30pm

Informal Gardens (Tiltyard, Wilderness and West Front)

  • Summer 7.00am-8.00pm
  • All other seasons 7.00am-6.00pm

Home Park (including both Jubilee Gates)

  • May to July 7.00am-9.00pm
  • April, August and September 7.00am-9.00pm
  • March and October 7.00am-6.45pm
  • All other months 7.00am-5.30pm
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Historic Royal Palaces
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