An Introduction to Hampton Court Palace

Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces

Opening Times

Hampton Court Palace is open daily except 24-26 December.

Summer 25 March - 27 October

  • Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00
  • Last admission: 17.00
  • Last admission to Magic Garden and Maze: 17.15

Winter 28 October - 30 March

  • Monday-Sunday: 10.00-16.30
  • Last admission: 15.30
  • Last entry to Maze: 15.45


The Magic Garden - close for the winter season from 03 November 2019

William III's Apartments - closed between 18-29 November 2019

Base Court and Clock Court - closed to public on 4 & 5 Decemeber 2019

Great Hall - restricted access for conservation work  6-22 January 2020

Queen's Guard Chamber - closed for conservation work 27 Jan to 4 Feb 2020

Queen's Great Bedchamber - closed 30 Jan to 18 Feb 2020

Getting to Hampton Court

Address: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey' Surrey, KT8 9AU

By Rail

Nearest station: Hampton Court - 5 minute walk.?
Services to Hampton Court run from London Waterloo every 30 minutes.

By Bus

From Kingston Bus no.: 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513
From Richmond Bus no.: R68*

Services marked * accept Oyster Cards

Hampton Court Palace Tickets

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  • Hampton Court Palace

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The Hampton Cout Palace is on the A308 and is well signposted from all major local roads. Drivers should follow the brown tourist attraction road signs:

  • From the M25: take either exit 10 (onto the A307) or exit 12 (onto the A308).
  • From the A3: take the A309.


  • On site: £1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only)
  • Hampton Court Green: :£1.50 per hour (500 metres from entrance)
    Only limited parking is available. During our busy periods (such as Bank Holidays, school holidays and during the Hampton Court Flower Show) it is advisable to consider using public tansport.

Disabled parking

  • There are 9 disabled parking bays available on site.
  • Parking on site is free for Blue Badge holders.


These run in the summer from the following destinations:

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