Hampton Court Palace London

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Hampton Court Palace London
East Molesey,
KT8 9AU London
GB

Venue information

Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, and the historic county of Middlesex; it has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century. The palace is located 11.7 miles (18.8 kilometres) south west of Charing Cross and upstream of central London on the River Thames. It was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514; in 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the palace was passed to the King, who enlarged it.
The following century, William III's massive rebuilding and expansion project intended to rival Versailles was begun. Work halted in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. While the palace's styles are an accident of fate, a unity exists due to the use of pink bricks and a symmetrical, albeit vague, balancing of successive low wings. Today, the palace is open to the public, and a major tourist attraction. It is cared for by an independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces, which receives no funding from the Government or the Crown. The palace's Home Park is the site of the annual Hampton Court Palace Festival and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Along with St. James's Palace, it is one of only two surviving palaces out of the many owned by Henry VIII

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Address: Hampton Court Palace
East Molesey, KT8 9AU London
Public transport
By train
For information and how any planned engineering works affect services, please visit Southwest Trains.

South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey only takes 35 minutes and the palace is a 200 metre walk across the bridge from the station. Visitors with sight or mobility concerns should be aware that cyclists often ride their bicycles on the pavement of the bridge.

The train service passes through Wimbledon station, where the London Underground District Line begins. Train time are as follows:

Waterloo to Hampton Court
Monday-Saturday - xx06 and xx36
Sunday - xx27 and xx57
Hampton Court to Waterloo
Monday-Saturday - xx24 and xx54
Sunday - xx05 and xx35

Trains also call at Vauxhall, Clapham Junction, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, New Malden, Berrylands, Surbiton and Thames Ditton. On arrival at Hampton Court station there is a large step down to the platform from the train.

Alternatively, take the train from London Waterloo to Kingston (there are four trains an hour and the quickest route is via Strawberry Hill or Shepperton) then the bus from Kingston to Hampton Court Palace. See below for bus route information.

Hampton Court is in Travel Zone 6 so travelcards that include zone 6 may be used.

Pay-as-you-go Oyster cards are accepted on South West Trains. To make sure you pay the correct fare, touch in and touch out by placing your Oyster card on a yellow reader on automatic ticket gates (for example, at London Waterloo) or platform validators (which are at Hampton Court station) at the start and end of your journey.

By bus
Bus routes: 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, R68, 267*, 513.

Bus route details:
*111 - From Heathrow Airport Central, Cranford, Hounslow, Hampton and Kingston
*216 - From Staines, Ashford, Sunbury, Hampton and Kingston
*411 - From West Molesey and Kingston
461 - From Chertsey, St Peter's Hospital, Weybridge, Walton, West Molesey and Kingston No evening or Sunday service
R68 - From Kew, Richmond, Twickenham, Teddington and Hampton
*267 - From Hammersmith, Brentford, Isleworth, Twickenham, Fulwell and Hampton Summer Sundays and public holidays only (May-August)
513 - From Byfleet, Downside, Cobham, Oxshott, Esher and Kingston Has a very limited service, about three times a day on Mondays to Saturdays
515A - From Guildford, Ripley, Cobham, Esher and Kingston Sundays only, no evening service

*These services accept LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets. For further information about bus routes please go to the Transport for London website.

Most buses are adapted for wheelchair users. Please note that the nearest bus stop to the palace may be on the opposite side of the road to the palace entrance and potentially 200 metres away. Visitors coming from Kingston may like to know that the bus stop by the King's Arms pub (opposite the gate to Bushy Park) on Hampton Court Road is next to the entrance to the Wilderness Garden and the Maze. From London airports
From Heathrow Airport take the 111 bus.

From Gatwick Airport, take a train from the airport station to Clapham Junction and change to the Hampton Court train.

From City Airport, take the Docklands Light Railway to Canning Town and then the Jubilee Line to Waterloo. Catch the Hampton Court train from there.

Hampton Court Palace has some lockers where hand baggage and small rucksacks or overnight bags can be left. They are off Clock Court and a £1 coin is required to use them. The coin will be returned to you after use. However there is nowhere for large bags or suitcases to be stored. These may be left at the owners risk in the Warders Office by the West Gate. Please speak to the Warders when you present your ticket if you would like to use this facility. This facility may be withdrawn without notice.

If visiting the palace prior to your flight, please allow at least 1½ hours to get back to the airport from Hampton Court prior to your check-in time.

By road
By car
The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads; drivers should follow the brown tourist attraction road signs. From the M25 take either exit 10 on to the A307 or exit 12 on to the A308. The palace is also accessible via the A3 and then the A309. For a map to help you plan your journey, visit Multimap.

Limited parking is available at Hampton Court Palace (in the car park behind the Barrack Block) at a cost of £1.50 per hour and on Hampton Court Green (500 metres from the palace entrance) at £1.00 per hour. Parking is also available at the Hampton Court train station, 200 metres from the palace (please check at the station for prices).

The palace car park has nine disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders. They are available on a first come first served basis and are in the lower car park, near the entrance to the Welcome Centre. Parking is currently free for blue badge holders.

Parking

Parking
Limited parking is available at Hampton Court Palace (in the car park behind the Barrack Block) at a cost of £1.50 per hour and on Hampton Court Green (500 metres from the palace entrance) at £1.00 per hour. Parking is also available at the Hampton Court train station, 200 metres from the palace (please check at the station for prices).

The palace car park has nine disabled parking spaces for blue badge holders. They are available on a first come first served basis and are in the lower car park, near the entrance to the Welcome Centre. Parking is currently free for blue badge holders.

Accessibility

Hampton Court is very large! Visitors wishing to see all of the interiors and a bit of the gardens will travel over 2 miles.

All our staff are happy to help - please ask if you have any special requirements.

Nine disabled car parking spaces are available on site on a first come, first served basis. 12-seater minibuses may also fit into them. Anything larger should park on Hampton Court Green.

Parking is free for blue badge holders. On arrival, collect a ticket to enter the car park. Just before you leave, take your ticket and blue badge to the shop in the Welcome Centre to have it validated so that you don't have to pay at the exit barrier.

There are accessible toilet facilities in Base Court, Fountain Court, on the first floor, in the Wilderness Garden and the Tiltyard Cafe.

Visitors with disabilities are admitted at the standard rate but an accompanying carer, personal assistant or a companion is given free entry. Please notify the admissions staff when purchasing your tickets.

Guide, assistance or service dogs are all welcome.

Visitor information in British Sign Language
For information on access, admission tickets, getting to the Hampton Court Palace, opening times and events at the palace, please view our video:

Video: Visitor information on Hampton Court Palace in British Sign Language

British Sign Language Tours
Discover more with a British Sign Language interpreter by visiting on one of our selected dates when she will be at the palace. Click here for further information.

Visitors with mobility needs
Hampton Court Palace is an historic building and, therefore, has uneven surfaces. However, many of the staircases are wide and shallow (having been built for William III who was asthmatic). Most of the routes within the palace are accessible to visitors unable to climb stairs as there is a lift to take visitors to the State Apartments on the first floor. Please ask a warder for assistance. However, for evacuation reasons, due to the size of the refuge areas, only six wheelchairs are permitted on the first floor at any one time. As a consequence, visitors may occasionally have to wait or visit an alternative part of the palace.

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for use within the palace. Wheelchairs are available on a first come, first served basis and cannot be booked in advance. Please ask a warder for assistance. Three single-person scooters are available for use in the gardens only, again on a first come, first served basis and they cannot be booked in advance. There are places to sit inside the building - either benches or window seats. Three of the four shops are accessible to wheelchair users: the Barrack Block Shop and the Garden Shop, and the Tudor Kitchens Shop when visited via the Information Centre. We also have a new powered wheelchair - a 'manual' wheelchair that is powered by a battery pack - which is operated by volunteer guides. This service must be pre-booked and there is a charge of £2 for each two hours of hire. Click here for further details.

Blind and partially sighted visitors
General audio tours for visitors with partial sight are available for:

William III's Apartments
Georgian Rooms
Tudor Kitchens
The Young Henry VIII exhibition
Braille guidebooks are available free, on loan, from the Information Centre off Base Court. Braille and large print folders are available in the Young Henry VIII exhibition. Please ask a warder if you wish to use them. The artefacts in the Tudor Kitchens may be handled as they are replicas.

Describer escorted visits
Hampton Court Palace offers an escorted description service to take blind or partially sighted visitors around the palace. The service is available on the 9th of each month but must be booked a minimum of 14 days in advance to ensure availability. For more information visit our What's On pages.

Deaf visitors and those with a hearing loss
Induction loops can be found at all till points. Copies of the guidebook are available free, on loan, from the Information Centre off Base Court for those with hearing loss and the scripts of the audio tours are available from the audio tour distribution desk in the Information Centre.

General information about visiting the palace (opening times, admission, getting there, access and what's on) is available in British Sign Language on this website. Please click here to go straight to our media player.