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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Talk, Wed 26 Oct 2016


Hampton Court Palace

0844 482 7777


East Molesey,

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 24 - Fri 28 Oct Hampton Court Tram Rides
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct Horrible Hampton
Sat 22 - Sun 30 Oct Horse-drawn charabanc tours
Wed 26 Oct Stories in Stitch Family Day
Wed 26 Oct The making of a monarch
Sun 30 Oct Choral Evensong


The year 1509 would prove pivotal for seventeen year old prince Henry. In his formative years he was cossetted ‘like a girl’, first brought up with his sisters and grandmother and then kept on a tight leash at his father’s side. From a hopeful shy prince to a confident and unrestrained Henry, now married, crowned and defied by the royal council, join historian Lauren Johnson to discover the makings of the monarch we know today.

Credit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEnglish Heritage PropertyGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 26 Oct 2016 18:30 to 20:00


£15 /£12 HRP members /concessions  (includes glass of wine)



See location of Hampton Court Palace on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 149686  Lat: 51.40479 Long: -0.34950

By car: The palace is located on the A308 and is well signposted from all the major local roads. 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.
By train: South West Trains run services direct from London Waterloo to Hampton Court. The journey takes only 35 minutes and the palace is a 2-minute walk across the bridge from the station.
By bus: Bus routes: 111, 216, 411, 451, 461, 718, R68, 416, 513, 267 (Summer Sundays only).
By River boat: From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).
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Car parking
Green car park - pay and display
Charges from 08.00 - 20.00
£1.00 per hour until 30 April 2015
£1.50 per hour from 1 May 2015

Palace car park - pay on foot
Charges from 08.00 - 20.00
£1.50 per hour until 30 April 2015
£1.60 per hour from 1 May 2015

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • English Heritage PropertyEnglish Heritage Property
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome