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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Guided Walk, from 16 Oct 2019


Local Studies


East Molesey,

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 17 Jan - Tue 31 Dec The Great Vine Largest Grape Vine in the World
Thu 17 Jan - Tue 31 Dec We-Go Wheelchair Tours
Mon 4 Mar - Tue 31 Dec Henry VIII's Kitchens
Mon 1 Apr - Thu 31 Oct Royal tennis at Hampton Court
Thu 12 Sep - Sun 3 Nov Here be dragons at the Hampton Court Palace
Sat 12 Oct - Sun 23 Feb The lost dress of Elizabeth I


Join our expert guides as they share the historical highlights of Hampton Court Gardens.

Guides will lead you through the most historic parts of the gardens, covering over 500 years of history. From the Privy Garden and Queen Mary’s Bower to the Orangery Garden and the Pond Gardens.

Discover the Tudor beginnings of the Privy Garden and learn about Henry VIII’s favourite game at the Royal Tennis Court. Hear about the origins of the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Master Gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Now over 250 years old, the Great Vine is the largest grape vine in the word.

A garden history tour is the ideal way to begin an afternoon exploring the gardens at your leisure.

Please note:

These tours are not botanical tours and will explore the history of the gardens.
The tours may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions – you may wish to bring an umbrella, water, sunhat or all three!

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

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 23 Oct 2019 12:00
Sat 26 Oct 2019 12:00
Mon 28 Oct 2019 12:00
Wed 30 Oct 2019 12:00
Sat 2 Nov 2019 12:00
Mon 4 Nov 2019 12:00
Wed 6 Nov 2019 12:00
Sat 9 Nov 2019 12:00
Mon 11 Nov 2019 12:00
Wed 13 Nov 2019 12:00
Sat 16 Nov 2019 12:00
Mon 18 Nov 2019 12:00
Wed 20 Nov 2019 12:00
Sat 23 Nov 2019 12:00
Mon 25 Nov 2019 12:00
Wed 27 Nov 2019 12:00
Sat 30 Nov 2019 12:00
Mon 2 Dec 2019 12:00
Wed 4 Dec 2019 12:00
Sat 7 Dec 2019 12:00
Mon 9 Dec 2019 12:00
Wed 11 Dec 2019 12:00
Sat 14 Dec 2019 12:00
Mon 16 Dec 2019 12:00
Wed 18 Dec 2019 12:00
Sat 21 Dec 2019 12:00


Included in palace admission (members go free)

Summer season (until end of September 2019). Tours meet at the East Front vestibule at 14:00 daily.

Winter season (October 2019 to March 2020)

Tours meet at the East Front vestibule at 12:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.



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. From 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. Hampton Court station is in zone 6. Oyster cards are accepted on this route.

By bus:
From Kingston - 111*, 216*, 411*, 461, 513
From Richmond - R68*
*These services accept Oyster cards, LT cards, bus passes, Travelcards, Freedom Passes and Saver Tickets.

By MInibus/coach:
Drop-off and collection points:
•Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance).
•Hampton Court Station Coach Park (200 metres from entrance).

By River boat:
From Richmond or Kingston with Turk Launches (April - mid September) and from Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (April - September).

Car parking
Limited parking is available. During our busy periods it is advisable to consider other means of travel.

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

£1.60 per hour (car parking bays fit a standard car only). Pay for your parking with cash or card.

Hampton Court Green (500 metres from entrance) - £1.50 per hour
Hampton Court Train Station (200 metres from entrance) - For information about prices, please visit the National Rail website.

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