Hampton Court Palace

 
 
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East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
 
 
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Palace and Maze: Winter 10.00 to 16.30 | Palace and Maze: Summer 10.00 to 18:00
 

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Hampton Court PalaceTravel through over 500 years of rich royal history reflected in the palace's varied and stunning mix of Baroque and Tudor architecture. The winding corridors, lavish State Apartments, expansive Tudor kitchens, immaculate 60-acre riverside gardens and maze together make Hampton Court the oldest surviving Tudor palace in England. From the early 1500s when King Henry VIII's lavish re-decoration and extension transformed Cardinal Wolsey's country seat into a palace more than fit for a king, through to 1996 when fires ripped through the King's Apartments, Hampton Court has undergone a raft of changes. In 1689 King William III commissioned Sir Christopher Wren to rebuild the palace. Thankfully, lack of money and time prevented total demolition of the building and Henry VIII's Tudor palace remains to this day - a testimony to the estate's original and most celebrated owner. The palace also houses one of the most important works of the Italian Renaissance - Andreas Mantegna's 'Triumphs of Caesar'. This formidable sequence of nine paintings is on permanent display in the Lower Orangery. No trip to Hampton Court is complete without a visit to the world's oldest and largest vines, a stroll around the glorious formal and informal riverside gardens and a tour around the world-famous trapezoidal maze - part of William III's Wilderness Garden and the oldest surviving hedge maze still in use. A revolutionary audio installation brings the maze alive for visitors. Using fragments of music, snatches of laughter, the seductive rustling of fine silks and snatches of covert conversations the audio installation brings to life an age when the maze symbolised an opportunity for secrecy, subterfuge and seduction.

 

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William Shakespeare's Romeo + JulietWilliam Shakespeare's Romeo + JulietRomeo and Juliet are the youngest members of their clans, the Montagues and Capulets, who have been at war with one another for many years. Bloodshed, bitterness and betrayal litters the two clans' histories, both sides too proud and too consumed with anger to broker a lasting peace. In these tense times, Romeo and Juliet fall in love and attempt t2015-08-21T20:15:00+01002015-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hampton Court Palace,   East Molesey  Surrey    KT8 9AU
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William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet
Top GunTop GunTestosterone-fuelled action adventure charting the fortunes of a cocky air force pilot with the hots for his sassy female instructor.2015-08-22T20:15:00+01002015-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Top Gun
BBC Good Food FestivalBBC Good Food FestivalBBC Good Food FestivalTaking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the BBC Good Food Festival comes to Hampton Court Palace for the second year giving visitors a great selection of food to sample and expert tips from well known cooks and chefs including baker Paul Hollywood, Le Gavroche chef Michel Roux Jr, resident chef on ITV's Lorraine John Whaite and winner of2015-08-29T00:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hampton Court Palace,   East Molesey  Surrey    KT8 9AU
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event > Foodie Events
DATES  29th, 30th and 31st August 2015
Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the BBC Good Food Festival comes to Hampton Court Palace for the second year giving visitors a great selection of food to sample and expert tips from well known cooks and chefs including baker Paul Hollywood, Le Gavroche chef Michel Roux Jr, resident chef on ITV's Lorraine John Whaite and winner of... More about this event
 
The Theory Of EverythingThe Theory Of EverythingTheoretical physicist Stephen Hawking falls head over heels in love with English literature student Jane Wilde at 1960s Cambridge University. Their fledgling romance is tested by his diagnosis with motor neurone disease. Stephen's parents Frank and Isobel try to warn Jane off their son, fearful of emotional devastation that will be wrought if he di2015-09-18T19:30:00+01002015-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hampton Court Palace,   East Molesey  Surrey    KT8 9AU
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The Theory Of Everything
GhostbustersGhostbustersUniversity parapsychologists Dr Peter Venkman, Dr Raymond Stantz and Dr Egon Spengler lose their research grant and decide to open their own business, Ghostbusters, containing the spooks and spectres that call Manhattan home. Meanwhile, in an apartment on 55 Central Park West, Dana Barrett becomes possessed by the demonic spirit of Zuul and the Gho2015-09-19T19:30:00+01002015-09-24T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Hampton Court Palace,   East Molesey  Surrey    KT8 9AU
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Ghostbusters
 

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Hampton Court Palace  The arch between the Knot and Pond Gardens  

   
Hampton Court Palace - The arch between the Knot and Pond Gardens

Hampton Court Palace The arch between the Knot and Pond Gardens 

Opening and closing times for Hampton Court Palace

Today (Tuesday) Hampton Court Palace closes at 16.30

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Tuesday:

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16.30
 
 

Wednesday:

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Thursday:

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Sunday:

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LondonTown.com - Hampton Court Palace Location Map

 
 
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hampton Court Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Thames Ditton Railway Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
North Lane
 
29 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Foodies Festival Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU 5th May 2012 - 7th May 2012 Meet Michelin star chefs, see live demonstrations and sample food from London's top restaurants...

 
 
June in London 2012

Hampton Court Palace Festival Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU 13th June 2012 - 24th June 2012 The Hampton Court Palace Festival returns for its 20th year with over 10...

 
 
July in London 2012

Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Hampton Court Palace, KT8 9AU 3rd July 2012 - 8th July 2012 Henry VIII built one of the finest gardens in the world...

 
 
August in London 2012

Foodies Festival Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ 17th August 2012 - 19th August 2012 Meet Michelin star chefs, see live demonstrations and sample food from London's top restaurants at...

 
 
September in London 2012

The Great River Race Ham, TW10 7RS 15th September 2012 Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race is bursting with colour, spectacle,...

 
 
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    Richmond Hill Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £33  39% off
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  37% off
    Westside, SW19 | 4.7 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    This sinister Gothic castle is an exotic concoction of mysterious turrets, gilded ceilings and dazzling stained glass windows. Starting life as an unassuming cottage in Twickenham, ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | 2.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 | 24 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    322 Richmond Road, East Twickenham, TW1 | 3.7 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Chessington World of Adventures
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    Chessington, KT9 | 3.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Sea Life at Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo
    London > Attractions > Activities for Kids
    Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 | 3.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Ghostbusters
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    Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 | 26 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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    The Fighting Cocks (Outside the Box comedy club)
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    56 Old London Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 | 34 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    56 King Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 | 2.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Diana Car Park, Bushy Park, KT8 | 3 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    371 Richmond Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 | 3.8 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    19-23 High Street, KT1 | 26 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
    Jamie Oliver's 'bish, bash, bosh', 'easy peasy', 'lovely jubbly' style of cooking lends itself well to the simplicity of Italian cuisine as Jamie's Italian in Kingston, ... More
     
     
     
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    Byron
    London > Restaurants > American restaurants
    4 Jerome Place, Charter Quay, KT1 | 26 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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    Carluccio's
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    Charter Quay, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 | 26 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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    London > Education > Language Courses
    2 Stoneleigh Park Road, Epsom, KT19 | 4.8 miles from Hampton Court Palace
    Don Quijote UK sets you up with Spanish and other foreign language courses... in their home country. This is of course the best way to learn. These ... More
     
     
     
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    The Kids Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    107 Gunnersbury Lane, W3 | 7.4 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Ealing Studios, W5 | 7.4 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Alma Road, Esher, KT10 | 28 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 4.1 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    All Bar One Wimbledon
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    37 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 5.7 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Munki
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 6.8 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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    Orleans House Gallery
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    Concerts | Until 12th July 2015 

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