About Hampton Court Palace until 31st March
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 and 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. Gaze out of the windows to 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 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.
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.
New For 2022!
Tulip Festival – 19th April – 2nd May
In Spring 2022, Hampton Court Palace will become a kaleidoscope of colours as thousands of tulips bloom throughout the garden and the courtyards. A special trail will guide visitors around the stunning displays, revealing the history of the tulips, believed to date back to Mary II (1662-1694). The expert gardening team will also be on hand to provide tips and information to keen gardeners during their visit.
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Please note, once you have purchased your ticket, you will be booked into a timeslot closest to your selection.