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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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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Alternative Historic Buildings nearest Hampton Court Palace

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Strawberry Hill House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
268 Waldegrave Road, TW1 | 2.3 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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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Ham House & Gardens
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Ham Street, Ham, Richmond, TW10 | 2.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
Perched on the edge of the River Thames and first built in 1610, this ornate but almost melancholic Stuart mansion combines extensive formal gardens with a ... More
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Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 | 24 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
Octagonal 18th century temple located in idyllic grounds. This extraordinary octagonal temple was commissioned by celebrated actor, dramatist and theatre manager, David Garrick (1717-1779) as a tribute ... More
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Sights and Attractions near Hampton Court Palace

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Hampton Court Palace
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Pottery Cafe
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
322 Richmond Road, East Twickenham, TW1 | 3.7 miles from Hampton Court Palace
All Richmond mums know and love the Pottery Cafe - it's practically a rite of passage for new mums to take their ... More
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Chessington World of Adventures
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 | 3.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
In the beginning, Chessington World of Adventures was a nondescript zoo with a few fairground rides tacked on. Now it's a fully-fledged theme park which ... More
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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
Watch sharks swimming overhead and tickle the tummy of a sting ray at the aquatic Sea Life centre at Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo. Opened ... More
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Entertainment near Hampton Court Palace

Near Hampton Court Palace
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Rose Theatre Kingston
London > Entertainment > Theatres
24-26 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 | 26 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
The Rose Theatre, Kingston is an 850 seat venue ideally suited to Shakespeare which opened in 2008 in the centre of Kingston Upon Thames. The design ... More
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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
Bill Bailey, Jimmy Carr and Robin Williams have all performed at this Kingston club, voted fourth best comedy club by The Guardian. Outside the Box run ... More
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Landmark Arts Centre
London > Entertainment >
Ferry Road, Teddington, TW11 | 36 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
Housed within a grand 19th century Grade II listed building that was formerly a church, the Landmark Arts Centre is a unique venue that hosts a ... More
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Shopping near Hampton Court Palace

The best shops and markets near Hampton Court Palace
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Sandy's Fishmongers
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
56 King Street, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW1 | 2.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
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Christmas Trees: Pines and Needles, Bushy Park
London > Shopping > Specialists
Diana Car Park, Bushy Park, KT8 | 3 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
A rose-nosed reindeer walks into a bar and the elf barman says: "Why the long face?" Rudolf duly replies: "I've got pines and needles". Yes, yes... ... More
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Cycle Republic, Twickenham
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
26-30 Kings Street, TW1 | 3 miles from Hampton Court Palace
A cycling-only specialist store from Halfords, Cycle Republic opened its first London site in 2014 and now boasts several branches throughout the ... More
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Restaurants near Hampton Court Palace

What are the best dining options near Hampton Court Palace London?
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Jamie's Italian, Kingston
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
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
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Carluccio's
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Charter Quay, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 | 26 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
Carluccio's are springing up all over the place, from Bluewater to Brent Cross, spreading the gospel of good fresh superior Italian food. Each restaurant is also ... More
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Education near Hampton Court Palace

Near Hampton Court Palace
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Don Quijote UK
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
The Kids' Cookery School in West London is a unique venue offering cookery classes and workshops for children aged three upwards. Children can have fun creating ... More
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The Artists Theatre School
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Ealing Studios, W5 | 7.4 miles from Hampton Court Palace
The Artists Theatre School provides Saturday drama workshops at Ealing Studios run by working actors for students in age groups from 5 years to adult. Fees ... More
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Leisure near Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court
London > Leisure > Racquet Sports
Hampton Court Palace, Surry, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
Set in 60 acres of beautiful gardens, Hampton Court charts the last 500 years of royal history from the time of Henry VIII. Not only that, ... More
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Bushy Park & The Longford River
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Park Office, White Lodge, The Stockyard, Hampton Court Road, Hampton, TW12 | 21 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
Adjacent to Hampton Court Palace this is London's second largest Royal Park. Just north of the celebrated royal palace at Hampton Court, Bushy Park is the ... More
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Bushy Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Park Office White Lodge The Stockyard, Hampton Court Road, TW12 | 21 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
Just north of the celebrated royal palace at Hampton Court, Bushy Park is the second largest of the Royal Parks. On the surface, the park appears ... More
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Pubs near Hampton Court Palace

The best pubs near London Hampton Court Palace.
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White Swan
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 3.1 miles from Hampton Court Palace
With probably one of the most idyllic settings of any of London's pubs, the White Swan is well worth a visit if you're in this neck ... More
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St Margarets Pub & Dining
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
107 St Margarets Road, TW1 | 3.6 miles from Hampton Court Palace
Gastropub... More
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Marney's Village Inn
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Alma Road, Esher, KT10 | 28 minutes from Hampton Court Palace
This picturesque pub is an out-of-town hidden gem, perfect for a Sunday jaunt or if you're visiting nearby Hampton Court. Marney's Village Inn is the kind ... More
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Nightlife near Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Tea Box
London > Nightlife > Bars
7 Paradise Road, TW9 | 4.1 miles from Hampton Court Palace
Mostly the pick of London's traditional afternoon teas are found within the city's top hotels. But the Tea Box in Richmond's Paradise Road exists only to ... More
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All Bar One Wimbledon
London > Nightlife > Bars
37 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 | 5.7 miles from Hampton Court Palace
Bright airy chain bars with a good range of beer, wine and spirits offering reasonable gastropub style food. Comfortable, with plenty of tables, leather sofas, polished ... More
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Munki
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Putney High Street, SW15 | 6.8 miles from Hampton Court Palace
Cocktails for cheeky monkeys are served at Munki, a late night bar offering sophisticated drinks at a 100-cover venue split over three floors and overlooking Putney ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Hampton Court Palace

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Hampton Court Palace.
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Hampton Court Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Court, KT8 | Same location as Hampton Court Palace
Travel 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 ... More
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Ham House & Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
Ham Street, Richmond-upon-Thames, TW10 | 2.9 miles from Hampton Court Palace
... More
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Orleans House Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 | 3.1 miles from Hampton Court Palace
Orleans House Gallery is sited in a picturesque woodland garden by the Thames at Twickenham. The gallery hosts†a lively programme of temporary exhibitions while the adjacent ... More

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