Hampton Court Palace, Gardens and Maze
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Walk in the footsteps of Kings and explore the lavish Tudor State Apartments
Discover the vast Tudor kitchens where Henry VIII's meals were prepared
Wander through the gardens and find your way out of the world's oldest maze
Costumed actors will guide you through the vast palace
See exquisite works of art from Holbein, Van Dyke, and Rembrandt

Important Information
Please Note:

Hampton Court Palace will be closed for filming from Wednesday 22 September to Friday 24 September.
You can enter Hampton Court Palace at any given time while it is open on these dates:
•6th of September to 22nd of October 2021
•1st of November to 17th December 2021

Schedule:

21st July to 5th September 2021
Open Daily
10.00hrs - 17.30hrs (Last entry 16.00hrs)

6th September to 22nd October 2021
Open Wednesday to Sunday
10.00hrs - 17.30hrs (Last entry 16.00hrs)
All day admission, no timeslot required.

23rd to 31st October 2021
Open Daily
10.00hrs - 17.30hrs (Last entry 16.00hrs)

1st November to 17th December 2021
Open Wednesday to Sunday
10.00hrs - 16.00hrs (Last entry 14.30hrs)
All day admission, no timeslot required.

18th to 23rd December 2021
Open Daily
10.00hrs - 16.00hrs (Last entry 15.00hrs)

27th December 2021 to 2nd January 2022
Open Daily
10.00hrs - 16.00hrs (Last entry 15.00hrs)

Planned closures:
22nd to 24th September 2021
24th to 26th of December 2021

HIGHLIGHTS
MORE INFORMATION

A tale of two histories, Hampton Court Palace was originally designed by Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of Henry VIII’s, before being developed by the King himself. Expanding on the Tudor splendour, Sir Christopher Wren added a touch of Baroque grandeur for William III and Mary II in the 17th century.

Opulence and beauty greets you in every room as you stroll through this historic palace. See if you can find the entwined initials of Henry VIII and his ill-fated second Queen Anne Boleyn in the Great Hall, or spot Catherine Howard’s terrified ghost running along the Haunted Gallery to plead her innocence to Henry.

Sneak in to the vast kitchens where extravagant Tudor meals such as roasted swan and poached dolphin, and wander through the Chapel Royal, developed in to its current beauty in 1710 by Christopher Wren for Queen Anne. Continue in the Baroque period by walking through the beautiful and theatrically designed State Apartments.

When you’ve marvelled at the masterpieces of artists Holbein, Van Dyke and Caravaggio, head out in to the 60 acres of stunning formal garden and see if you can escape the oldest surviving maze in the world.

Hampton Court Palace, Gardens and Maze
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