Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace has provided a luxurious retreat for many of Britain’s most famous Kings and Queens. Henry VIII was so inspired by it that he spent three of his honeymoons here. And visitors continue to escape to Britain’s greatest palace to experience its history, splendour and stunning scale.
Discover what it was really like to live and work at Hampton Court Palace. Take a fascinating journey through 500 years of royal history. Marvel at the impressive architecture and opulent interiors of the State Apartments and see the vast Tudor Kitchens in full swing. Enjoy the breathtaking Great Hall and Chapel Royal, and see how Sir Christopher Wren transformed the palace to rival Versailles. Take time to appreciate one of the finest collections of Renaissance paintings in Europe, and listen to tales of intrigue at the royal court from expert guides dressed in full historical costume. Or enjoy an audio tour, available in 9 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Korean and Japanese. They can be collected from the Information Centre in Clock Court.
And that’s before you’ve even begun to explore the stunning riverside gardens where you’ll find the famous Maze and one of the world’s oldest vines.
‘Top Ten’ things to see and do at Hampton Court. These sights are ‘unmissable’
Access to these sights is included in your admission ticket, unless otherwise stated.
Henry VIII’s Great Hall
The Great Hall is England’s greatest medieval hall and one of Britain’s oldest theatres. William Shakespeare’s company performed there in 1603-4.
Young Henry VIII exhibition Meet the ‘pin-up’ prince, before he became fat old Henry VIII, at our Young Henry VIII exhibition (included in your admission ticket). The exhibition includes paintings and interactive displays.
The world famous Maze
Test yourself and get enjoyably lost in ‘the most famous Maze in the history of the world’. Entry is included in your ‘All Palace and Gardens’ admission ticket. A ‘Maze only’ entry is also available.
Built to feed the Court of Henry VIII, the kitchens were expected to provide meals for 600 people twice a day. See the kitchens today and experience the sights and smells of a real Tudor kitchen!
Wander through over 60 acres of beautifully maintained and internationally celebrated gardens at Hampton Court Palace. Entry is included in your ‘All Palace and Gardens’ admission ticket.
Henry VIII: Heads and Hearts
Join Henry for his wedding celebrations and see surprising portraits and personal objects of his wives.
Family fun activities
We have a wide range of activities and tours to entertain families. Choose from family trails, our world-famous maze, costumed guided tours, live Tudor cookery and much much more.
The Chapel Royal
This beautiful chapel has been in continuous use for over 450 years. Visitors are welcome to attend religious services at The Chapel Royal.
Tiltyard café – kids’ meal deal!
History makes you hungry! At the Tiltyard café, choose from any kid’s hot meal with lemonade or milk and a fairy cake for just £3.95. Deliciously great value.
At 450ft high, the London Eye is the world’s highest observation wheel. 32 Capsules, each carrying 25 guests, take you on a 30 minute journey through the most spectacular views of, over and around London spanning 25 miles in all directions.
Combine your experience with the London Eye River Cruise Experience, a 40-minute sightseeing circular cruise on the River Thames, passing the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral.
London Eye 4D Experience
The London Eye 4D Experience is a groundbreaking 3D film with in theatre effects, such as wind, bubbles and mist, to make the 4D. The film itself is a touching story of a little girl in London with her father. Her view of famous London landmarks is obscured by people and traffic, but a seagull draws her attention to the London Eye and her father takes her for an experience; finally she has an amazing view of the city. Colourful parties inside the capsule, time lapse of the London Eye day and night and a spectacular firework display all add up to an emotional and entertaining experience; the perfect prelude to an experience on he London Eye itself.
Please remember that the boarding procedure for the London Eye takes 30 minutes so you will need to arrive at least 30 minutes before your reserved time. Please take this into consideration when choosing your time.
We have timed allocations for every day of the year. You book online direct from our allocations and your booking is therefore immediately confirmed subject only to the authorisation of your credit card charge. If no suitable time is available, you will be given the option of a request booking which will be fulfilled as soon as we are able to get additional space – for which we check with London Eye Administration on a daily basis. The confirmed time of your request booking will be printed on your voucher together with details of how to get to the London Eye. You will need to exchange your voucher and join the boarding procedure at least 30 minutes before your confirmed time.
For a different perspective visit at sunset and see the city lights come on and the skyline awash with vibrant colours.
Unaccompanied children are not permitted to board the London Eye. Any booking made for an unaccompanied child will be taken as confirmation that the child will be joining a party under the supervision of an adult aged 18 years or older. 365 Tickets will not be held responsible if a child is turned away at the London Eye, nor will the ticket be refundable!
Safety and security is our number one priority. For your safety and convenience, please read the following information on what items can and can not be taken on to the London Eye. Please be aware that all guests are subject to a security search when boarding the London Eye.
Please note that the following items CAN be taken on board the London Eye:
• small day size rucksacks and bags (maximum size 18″ x 13″ x 8″ or 46cm x 33cm x 20cm)
• baby bags
The following items CANNOT be taken on board the London Eye;
• large bags/suitcases or rucksacks
• motorcycle helmets
• skateboards and rollerblades
• tripods (unless agreed in advance with the London Eye)
• baby buggies*
• prohibited items**
If you are unsure .
* Baby buggies can be left at our ‘Buggy’ area facility in the ticket hall, although only for the duration of the experience.
** Prohibited items include sharp objects or anything which may be considered a security risk including penknives, scissors, metal nail files, toy or replica guns. If such objects are found or declared they will be checked in and returned to you after your experience providing the item is legal in the UK.
Terms and conditions
1. Confiscated objects are left entirely at the owner’s risk at all times.
2. The Coca-Cola London Eye accepts no responsibility for the loss of or damage to any objects left with The Coca-Cola London Eye.
3. The Coca-Cola London Eye is entitled to refuse to store any visitor’s objects at its sole discretion whether for public safety reasons or any other reason.
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