The BBC Good Food Festival: For three fabulous days over the Bank Holiday weekend 27–29 August 2016, Hampton Court Palace will host the third BBC Good Food Festival.
Our great value Hampton Court Palace ticket provides you with fast-track entry anytime on your chosen date.
Hampton Court Palace is a story of two palaces: a Tudor palace magnificently developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, alongside a Baroque palace built by William III and Mary II. Meet Henry VIII and his court in the magnificent Tudor Palace. Feel the heat in the vast Tudor Kitchens and the eerie chill of the Haunted Gallery. Continue your visit through sumptuous Baroque apartments evoking the age of elegance and visit the 60 acres beautiful riverside, landscaped gardens which in 2016 will celebrate the Year of the Garden and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, who lived at Wilderness House in the palace gardens.
Your ticket includes access to: The Palace, Maze and Gardens, plus a multi-language Audio Guide, Costumed Guided Tours, Children's Activity Trails, Entry to Henry VIII: Heads and Hearts*, Entry to the Young Henry VIII exhibition and much more!
Why not combine your visit to Hampton Court Palace with other famous attractions and activities in London such as Tower Of London or London Eye
Hampton Court Palace has provided a luxurious retreat for many of Britain's most famous Kings and Queens. Henry VIII was so inspired by it that he spent three of his honeymoons here. And visitors continue to escape to Britain's greatest palace to experience its history, splendour and stunning scale.
Discover what it was really like to live and work at Hampton Court Palace. Take a fascinating journey through 500 years of royal history. Marvel at the impressive architecture and opulent interiors of the State Apartments and see the vast Tudor Kitchens in full swing. Enjoy the breathtaking Great Hall and Chapel Royal, and see how Sir Christopher Wren transformed the palace to rival Versailles. Take time to appreciate one of the finest collections of Renaissance paintings in Europe, and listen to tales of intrigue at the royal court from expert guides dressed in full historical costume. Or enjoy an audio tour, available in 9 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Korean and Japanese. They can be collected from the Information Centre in Clock Court.
And that's before you've even begun to explore the stunning riverside gardens where you'll find the famous Maze and one of the world's oldest vines.
‘Top Ten’ things to see and do at Hampton Court. These sights are 'unmissable'
Access to these sights is included in your admission ticket, unless otherwise stated.
Henry VIII's Great Hall
The Great Hall is England’s greatest medieval hall and one of Britain’s oldest theatres. William Shakespeare’s company performed there in 1603-4.
Young Henry VIII exhibition Meet the 'pin-up' prince, before he became fat old Henry VIII, at our Young Henry VIII exhibition (included in your admission ticket). The exhibition includes paintings and interactive displays.
The world famous Maze
Test yourself and get enjoyably lost in 'the most famous Maze in the history of the world'. Entry is included in your ‘All Palace and Gardens’ admission ticket. A 'Maze only' entry is also available.
Tudor kitchens and live Tudor cookery
Built to feed the Court of Henry VIII, the kitchens were expected to provide meals for 600 people twice a day. See the kitchens today and experience the sights and smells of a real Tudor kitchen!
The splendid apartments of William and Mary who ruled jointly at the end of the 17th century are a beautiful and elegant reminder of the decadent Baroque period. They offer tremendous views of the magnificent gardens in particular the King’s Privy Garden, designed to be viewed from the most sort after location the King’s Privy Chamber.
The Cumberland Art Gallery
Discover magnificent artworks from The Royal Collection in the Cumberland Art Gallery. See a selection of The Royal Collection’s finest paintings: masterpieces by Holbein, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Bassano and Gainsborough, and other artists who worked for, or were collected by, four centuries of royal patrons.
Wander through over 60 acres of beautifully maintained and internationally celebrated gardens at Hampton Court Palace. Entry is included in your ‘All Palace and Gardens’ admission ticket.
Family fun activities
We have a wide range of activities and tours to entertain families. Choose from family trails, our world-famous maze, costumed guided tours, live Tudor cookery and much much more.
The Chapel Royal
This beautiful chapel has been in continuous use for over 450 years. Visitors are welcome to attend religious services at The Chapel Royal.
Tiltyard café - kids' meal deal!
History makes you hungry! At the Tiltyard café, choose from any kid's hot meal with lemonade or milk and a fairy cake for just £3.95. Deliciously great value.
2016 Year of the Garden
2016 marks 300 years since the birth of Capability Brown, the famous English landscape designer. There will be no better time to visit than summer 2016 when they will be filled with activities and surprises.
Dates & Times
Hampton Court Opening Times:
25 October 2015 - 24 March 2016
10.00 - 16.30
25 March - 29 October 2016
10.00 - 18.00
Last entry 1 hour before close.
Seasonal events included in admission:
- Live Historic Cookery, come and watch our history chef's roast joints of meat in the Tudor Kitchens every day. Whilst on the first weekend of each month the full team will be preparing the dishes for the Tudor court.
- BBC Good Food Festivals - Hampton Court Palace will be the place to find everything culinary form 27-29 August 2016.
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