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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Historical Event, Fri 30 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017


Hampton Court Palace

0844 482 7777


East Molesey,

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Evening tours of Hampton Court Palace delving into 400 years of LGBT+ histories. For age 16yrs+

To mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexual acts in England and Wales – and to coincide with London’s Pride Festival - join us at Hampton Court Palace for a special series of out of hours tours, exploring some of the most outrageous, touching and illicit Queer stories from history and discover the power, politics and intrigue of sexuality throughout British history.

Hampton Court has served as the backdrop to centuries of royal assignations that have defied convention, and this after-hours tour through the State Apartments promises to delight, surprise and shock in equal measure.

From ancient Greece and Rome to Hampton Court’s Tudor, Stuart and Georgian courts, these stories will show that just because something was illegal doesn’t necessarily mean it wasn’t happening!

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

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 30 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017 18:30 19:30


Free, normal admission applies

Tour duration approximately 90 minutes.



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 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