Hampton Court Palace was originally built for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, a favorite of King Henry VIII. In 1529, Wolsey fell out of royal favor and the king took possession of the palace, launching a massive rebuilding project intended to rival Versailles. A rare example of both Tudor and Baroque building styles, the site is one of only two remaining palaces once owned by Henry VIII. Learn more about the palace’s history at the information center. Lose yourself inside the celebrated maze, designed to confuse and intrigue visitors with numerous twists, turns, and dead ends. Also on the grounds are manicured gardens, historic tennis courts, and a huge grapevine, allegedly the largest in the world. Our East Molesey online road trip planner makes visiting Hampton Court Palace and other East Molesey attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Hampton Court Palace Reviews
The measures put in place for COVID really ruined the experience. Only selected rooms / routes are open in the palace with lots of places closed. Vine house, maze, tennis courts, magic garden all... more »
Hampton Court Palace is full of history. It was where Henry VIII and his six wives all lived. He married Kathryn Parr in the Privy Closet which is before you see from the balcony the Chapel. One... more »
Had a wonderful day with my parents and coffee. Deceptively large for walking around in but lift access. Tour guides are exceptional and answered questions for us on the palace. The gardens are so vibrant and loved visiting here. I recommend here for a place to bring visiting friends. Hyde Park being so close perfect for a picnic on a good day after.
We really enjoyed it. Staff were very helpful. It's a good idea to buy the souvenir guide. I was amazed at what I saw. I sat in the Chapel Gardens just wondering at all the people who once may have lived here. A big thank you to all the people who help to maintain and run The Palace and its gardens and help the public to enjoy their visit. My son is in an electric wheelchair so we weren't able to access some areas.... that's to be expected. But the fact that most of the building is accessible.... Very unexpected... That deserves a massive thank you. Will come again.
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