Hampton Court Palace - managed by Historic Royal Palaces, an independent charity - is in south-west London and has over 500 years of history to discover. The home of Henry VIII, his wives and children, the palace is the greatest and most authentic Tudor experience in the world.
But Hampton Court isn't just a Tudor Palace. Explore our Baroque Palace, built for William III and Mary II. Its spectacular views and decorative interiors provide a fascinating glimpse of Stuart and Georgian privilege.
The palace grounds and gardens are equally stunning. From the world famous maze and grape vine to the ornamental gardens, exploring outside is a magical treat too.
Contact for accessibility enquiries: Sue Whittaker
Travel by public transport
Hampton Court Palace is in travelcard zone 6.
Travel by taxi
Cars and taxis may pull in next to the Ticket Office to drop off if the car park is full.
Path to main entrance
The gate will be open if the palace is open. The approach is tarmac and bonded gravel but entry is straight onto cobbles once inside.
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Things to See and Do
First Floor State Apartments
Although our displays don't have flashing lights, visitors are allowed to take personal photographs - which means there will often be camera flashes, and sometimes a lot of them.
Henry VIII's Kitchens
Most of the floor surfaces are cobbles and there are some very small rooms which can easily get congested. There is also a real fire in the final room.
Getting around outside
The Formal Gardens
There are three gates from the East Front into the Formal Gardens. Visitors can also reach them from the Mantegna Gallery.
Customer care support
There are seats in most rooms and we have a number of objects that can be handled.
Emergency evacuation procedures
Our alarm system is a sounder but all visitors should follow the instructions of the Front-of-House Staff, who will be able to guide them to the nearest safe exit, as it is possible that an evacuation may be required that isn't sounded.
All our accessible toilets have pull-cord alarms that link back to our Control Room, but they don't flash.
Customer care support
We provide some additional services for visitors with disabilities to help them get the most from their visit but most require staff or volunteer assistance so must be pre-booked well in advance.