Hampton Court Palace
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- 98%History Buffs
- 68%Local Culture
- 58%Luxury Travelers
- 58%Family Travelers
- 56%Budget Travelers
- 53%Adventure Travelers
- 53%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (47)
- Hampton Court PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Jan 13, 2014
It's a nice day out and great for Tudor history buffs, but everything about it is overpriced. On the other hand, there is a garden maze and the nearby town is great for antiquing.
- Hampton Court PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 1Jan 13, 2014
For the full English experience in London, forget the London Eye and the tourist-buzzing streets of the South Bank and head to somewhere more tranquil instead. Hampton Court Palace was once home to the royals, including King Henry VIII. The 60 acres of gardens and grounds are spectacular. Either time the Big Day to coincide with the Hampton Court Palace Festival, or bag a picnic and some bubbly and relax underneath one of the magnificent yew trees.
- Hampton Court PalaceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jan 04, 2014
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, in the historic county of Middlesex; it has not been inhabited by the British Royal Family since the 18th century
- Hampton Court PalaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1Oct 19, 2013
This was such a cool place to visit. I went with a friend and we had the best time exploring the grounds and running through the garden. I only had a couple days in London but I am so happy we spent part of that time here. It was beautiful.
- Hampton Court PalaceMember ofHistory BuffsOct 05, 2013
Fantastic place to visit. The buildings, gardens, and maze are full of interest and well repay the trip. I visited here during my first trip to England, and I still remember it fondly. I only learned about the ghost afterward. :)
- Hampton Court PalaceMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 1Sep 11, 2013
Hampton Court is a terrific day out - the Palace and gardens offer much to see. A great way of getting here is to combine your visit with a river boat trip from central London (though this is a seasonal service from April-October). It's a long trip taking in many of the city's most fascinating sights - there is a shorter version if you get the tube to Richmond. Alternatively, hire a bicycle and make your way along the riverside; the majority of the route is traffic-free.Recommended for:History Buffs
- Hampton Court PalaceMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 2Jun 10, 2013
Beautiful palace and gardens. Make sure you go during the spring when the garden is in full bloom. Cute area to walk around for the day once you are done touring the palace.
- Hampton Court PalaceApr 17, 2013
I was in London at the end of April beginning of May 2010 but it doesn't seem that much has changed at Hampton Court Palace.
Being that I'm a huge Henry VIII / Tudors fan, this was a must stop for me while I was being a tourist in London.
My friend and I happened to get lucky and while we were getting lost trying to get on the right train while at the Paddington train Station, we went into the Info booth and the guy helped us out so much more than we thought. We just went in their for directions of which platform but he ended up pointing out that they were doing a deal - buy one get one free tickets when you travel by train to London. There were a bunch of places including 50% of tickets for Avenue Q musical in the West End (which we totally took advantage of), so we were able to get basically half off tickets for Hampton Court Palace.
Since it wasn't quite the busy season yet, we were able to enjoy the Palace without it being SUPER crowded. There is an audio tour which we felt was a little too slow for us. It goes through a whole program essentially making you feel like you were there during the days of Henry VIII. We kept walking way past where the audio tour was and ended up trying to skip through some of the sections. I guess if we were more leisurely we would have enjoyed it more.
They also have actors playing the main characters from the day, like Henry VIII, Catherine Parr, Edward Seymour, guards etc. When I was there, they were supposed to have the Wedding of Henry and Catherine. They handed us a "program" of the days events, so there were particular locations where they would have full blown scenes, but you saw the characters walking around through out the palace walking around between scenes. It was quite cool.
There are also tennis courts in the back near the gardens. And it is not tennis as we know today but tennis as it was back then during Tudor times.
The gardens were beautiful to just walk around. And to think some of the plants have been there since Tudor times was very exciting. To think - 500+ years of these plants just growing is amazing.