Hampton Court Palace- A home of King Henry VIII, Charles I and King William of Orange. It has 60 Acres Garden and the world’s most famous Maze
Hampton Court Palace draws huge numbers of tourists who have interest in Monarch history. It is located in most picturesque Richmond upon the Thames. The Palace was most famously the home of King Henry VIII; other historic residents include Charles I and King William of Orange.
Hampton Court Palace history
Around 1200, the land of Hampton Court was very good for farming and was easy for People to travel near the river Thames. So the Knights Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem (known as the Knights of Malta) used the site as agricultural estate and store (Maze). In 1514, the Knights granted a 99-year lease on this land to Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII’s new chief minister and Archbishop of York. He built brand new latest style royal palace. When Wolsey fell from power in 1529, the palace (and the lease) was taken over by Henry VIII, who rebuilt the Hampton Court Palace and lived up to his death in 1547.
Hampton Court Palace Events
There are so many events run at the Palace. It is a great day out for a family with kids. Please visit the relevant website page to see the ongoing events.
Hampton Court Palace has 60 acres of beautiful magic garden and iconic the world’s most famous Maze
Hampton Court Palace: Admission ticket price, opening hours
Admission Tickets: Adult (16 years and over) £19.20 Child (5 to 15) £9.60 Concessions (Full-time students and over 60s) £15.30 Family 1 (One adult and up to three children) £34.30, Family 2 (Two adults and up to three children) £48.20 Under 5s Free. Buy tickets online to get the best price. Children must be accompanied by an adult
Opening Hours: Daily- Summer (25 March – 27 October) Monday-Sunday: 10am-6pm Last admission to Palace: 5 pm and to Magic Garden and Maze: 5.15pm. Winter (28 October – 24 March) Monday-Sunday: 10am-4.30pm Last admission to Palace 3.30pm and to Maze: 3.45. Close 24-26 December.
Address Car Parking and Nearest Tube to Hampton Court Palace
Address: East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU. See the locations in Google Map
Telephone and Email: 020 3166 6000 Use the web form to email them.
Nearest Tube Train and Bus: There is no tube station at Hampton Court. Nearest train station: Hampton Court (5-minute walk), Bus- bus numbers 111, 216, 411, 461, 513, R68. Please visit the Journey Planner of Transport for London to see how to get here.
Car parking at Hampton Court: There is a paid car parking on site £1.60 per hour, at Hampton Court Green £1.50 per hour. 9 disabled parking bays are available which are free for Blue Badge holders
Hampton Court Palace- A Tale of King Henry VIII