Horse-drawn Carriage:Hampton Court Horse Tram Rides at Operation Centaur

Horse-drawn Carriage

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King's Chase Lodge,
Hampton Court,


Since Henry VIII started breeding his Great War Horse, the Shire and Hampton Court have been closely connected. And our Shires – part of the last herd of working shires in London – are keeping the tradition alive.

Throughout Easter and the Summer months our Shires can be found at Hampton Court, taking visitors on Tram Rides around the grounds.

Come and meet the descendants of Henry’s Great Horses, and take a Tram Ride through 500 years of history.

Carriage Route: East Front Gardens

Duration: 15 minutes

Opening details

•April – Easter School Holidays
•May, June – Saturdays, Sundays and and Bank Holidays
•July, August and September – every day
•October – half term


£4 for adults, £2.00 for children under 12.
A valid entrance ticket to Hamtpon Court Palace required.


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Map reference: TQ 159688  Lat: 51.40666 Long: -0.33498