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  • The London Pass with Access to over 80 Attractions

    1. The London Pass with Access to over 80 Attractions

    See all that London has to offer while saving both time and money with the London Pass. With its wealth of history and culture, London always has plenty to offer visitors, though it is not always the easiest or cheapest of experiences. The London Pass is a complete sightseer credits package allowing you access to more than 80 top attractions, tours, and museums. 

    Access a huge range of the top landmarks and attractions including the Tower of London, London Zoo, Windsor Castle, and many more. 

    Take a ride on a 1-Day Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus tour with over 60 stops across London including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. The pass is valid for a full working day across 3 routes. You'll also get access to special London Pass holder perks including discounts at gift shops at select at...

    easy to get River pass from Westminster and just showed the pass at the museums in Greenwich. very easy and enjoyable day, would recommend.

  • London Explorer Pass

    2. London Explorer Pass

    Save time and money with a London Explorer Pass and create your own itinerary in the city. Redeem your Explorer credits against 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 attraction visits from a selection of over 50 monuments, tours, cruises, dining experiences and more. Save up to 39% on regular door prices. Each attraction visit equals 1 credit used. It’s that simple. Choose from a host of participating venues, including the Tower of London, the Shard, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get a handy guidebook to plan your stay and learn your way around the city. There’s no need to decide what attractions you want to see in advance, as you’ll have 60 days to use your attraction credits starting with your first choice. Choose any 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions from the following list: POPULAR ATTRACTIONS• 1-day Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus tour• Tower of London• The View from the Shard• Kensington Palace• Shakespeare’s Globe ...

    Amazing experience with city cruise and I love this app amazing offers and I just love it and I can’t wait to explore more ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Hampton Court Palace and Gardens Entrance Ticket

    3. Hampton Court Palace and Gardens Entrance Ticket

    Hop on the train from London's Waterloo station and travel to Hampton Court Palace. After a short 32-minute ride to Hampton Court station, use your ticket for entrance to a place that is actually 2 palaces. It is a magnificent Tudor palace, developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, standing next to a Baroque palace that was built by William III and Mary II.  By the time of his death in 1547 Henry VIII had over 60 houses, but in the latter part of his reign none were more important to him than Hampton Court Palace. Visit the king’s apartments as one of his courtiers, wearing a Tudor cloak and sneaking down to the vast kitchens where banquets were prepared for as many as 1,000 guests. The splendid apartments of William and Mary in the Baroque Palace date from the late 17th century when they ruled jointly. From the apartments there are spectacular views of the gardens. You can ex...

    We traveled from Richmond by Thames river boats and that was excellent. Had a few problems with having to cancel 2 tkts from our party of 4 which is still ongoing but hopefully will be sorted soon. Food festival was on which really made the day. Court tour was pretty standard, we collected the audio tour which was free and good but quite basic … overall good day out

  • From London: Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace

    4. From London: Windsor Castle and Hampton Court Palace

    Start your journey with a ride on a luxury air conditioned bus from Central London to Windsor Castle. Travel to Windsor Castle and visit the stunning state apartments, admire the gigantic, incredibly detailed Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House. Next, move on to see St George’s Chapel which is the resting place of Henry VIII and other monarchs. Nestled atop a hill in a charming market town, Windsor Castle was founded by William the Conqueror in the 11th century. Then, make your way over to the magnificent Hampton Court Palace by bus. Be dazzled by the spectacular Chapel Royal, the grandeur of the Great Hall, and Henry VIII’s kitchens. Wander through the palace’s beautiful gardens and try not to get lost in the world’s oldest puzzle maze. Dating back to the 16th century, the palace is most famously linked to the dramatic lives and loves of Henry VIII and his wives. Hampton Court Palace is a visua...

  • Secrets of Hampton Court Palace

    5. Secrets of Hampton Court Palace

    This is a private tour, just for you, so can be tailored exactly to your requirements. You can say in advance, or even on the day, what interests you most - whether it be tapestries, art and magnificence or simply the strange and amusing tales of a Royal Court. The tour on request can be designed to suit children. Step back in time to 1540, imagine the colors, sights, sounds and smells. What was it really like to live, work and eat at Hampton Court and how did people dress? The kitchens are evocative of ordinary life, while the Great Hall, hardly changed since Henry's time, show off his wealth and power. Visit the Haunted Gallery, where you might see the ghost of Queen Catherine Howard, as well as original paintings from the Royal Collection. The beautiful Chapel Royal has the finest 16th century ceiling in England, studded with blue and gold, while the King's colorful royal beasts can ...

    Had a great tour with Siobhan Clarke. She was incredibly knowledgeable and created a vivid picture of what life was like at Hampton Court Palace. She provided tidbits and insight you just can't get from the handheld audio guides.

  • Hampton Court Palace Bike Tour, Royal Park, and Picnic

    6. Hampton Court Palace Bike Tour, Royal Park, and Picnic

    Join a leisurely guided Hampton Court Palace bike tour along the River Thames to the home of King Henry VIII and his many wives. See the remains of Richmond Palace, Ham House, Teddington Lock, and enjoy a walk around an 800-year-old market square. You can enjoy a pub lunch (private tour or with a group decision), or pick up a snack from the market to enjoy by the fountain. As you munch away, enjoy a view of the Hampton Court Palace's less-known side. Take a half-day bike tour to visit the palace after lunch, or take a full-day tour to enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea picnic and see the deer in the second largest Royal Park of London. You can spot the resident red and fallow deer, take a walk through the peaceful Woodland Gardens with its wonderful seasonal foliage, and explore the fountain gardens of Upper Lodge. You'll also stop en route for a traditional afternoon tea picnic...

  • London: Hampton Court Private Guided Tour

    7. London: Hampton Court Private Guided Tour

    Discover one of the oldest royal palaces in London on a half-day guided tour of Hampton Court Palace, transferring from Waterloo Station to the magnificent Tudor castle in the southwest suburbs. Developed by Cardinal Wolsey, and later Henry VIII, Hamton Court stands next to a baroque palace that was built by William III and Mary II. By the time of his death in 1547, Henry VIII had over 60 houses, but in the latter part of his reign none were more important to him than Hampton Court Palace. Visit the King’s apartments as one of his courtiers, wearing a Tudor cloak and sneaking down to the vast kitchens where banquets were prepared for as many as 1,000 guests. Discover the “Young Henry” in an exhibition dedicated to his relationship with his first Queen, Katherine of Aragon. See the splendid apartments of William and Mary from the late 17th century, and enjoy the same spectacular views ...

  • Private Tour from London: Windsor Castle & Hampton Court

    8. Private Tour from London: Windsor Castle & Hampton Court

    This 6 hour tour will conduct you to the royal settings of Windsor Castle and Hampton Court. The drive to these magnificent locations will take you through riverside meadows at Runnymede where King John signed the Magna Carta. Ideal for one or two couples, a family, or any group of up to 8 people, this chauffeur-driven sedan tour will take you to explore the Royal grounds in the safety and comfort of a private car. Built high above the River Thames, Windsor Castle has been home to the Royal Family for 900 years. It is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world. Its magnificent State Apartments are still used today for state occasions and royal receptions by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the Royal family. Built in 1514 and beautifully situated, Hampton Court Palace was a favorite residence of Henry VIII. Five of his wives lived here, and the ghosts of two...

  • Hampton Court Palace: River Thames Bike Tour

    9. Hampton Court Palace: River Thames Bike Tour

    Experience a thoroughly English adventure on a 3.5-hour bike tour of the paths of the River Thames in southwest London, cycling to Hampton Court Palace, former home to the Tudor King Henry VIII. Meet your guide at Richmond Train Station to get set up with the comfortable, easy to ride bikes and helmets (if required). Then, pedal off along leafy riverside paths, passing pubs and rowing schools en route. See the remains of the 16th-century Richmond Palace, home of English monarchs for 150 years. Bike past the 17th-century Ham House, which boasts links to King Charles I. Watch the boats pass through Teddington Lock. Then, stroll around an 800-year-old market to grab a snack to enjoy in historic hunting ground full of deer. You will reach Hampton Court Palace by about 13:00-13:30, where your guide will help you purchase entrance tickets. You can also buy them online in advance if you want...

    Ginette of Merry Pedaller hosted a lovely ride along the Thames. Because our group was small she was very flexible and able to tailor the tour a bit to suit our needs. She took us to some beautiful small towns and then of course, to the amazing Hampton Court Palace. We highly recommend this tour and this tour guide!

  • Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle Private Car Tour

    10. Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle Private Car Tour

    Spend the day immersing yourself in royal history by visiting two Royal residences, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle. Start your private tour with pickup from your hotel in London and begin the drive to Hampton Court. A favorite summer home of King Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace is an opulent fusion of architectural styles. Marvel at the spectacular Abraham Tapestries, commissioned by Henry VIII to celebrate the birth of his only son, Edward. Visit the lavish State Rooms, the Great Hall, and the Chapel Royal. Wander through its vast medieval kitchens and cellars to gain a fascinating insight into the challenges of feeding 600 people in the 16th century. Outside, explore 60 acres of formal gardens and lose yourself in the world-famous maze. The second stop on your tour will take you to Windsor Castle, the ancestral home of the British Royal family and the largest continuously o...

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What people are saying about Hampton Court Palace

Overall rating

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based on 963 reviews

Booked through Get your Guide. Printed tickets off but downloaded App too. Purchased a day pass so worked out what we could do in a day using the Pass. Used Big Bus Tours. It takes ages to get around the whole circle of the city. We were told 2 hours but its more like 2 and 1/2. Missed seeing some of the landmarks due to road closures. We went to Westminster Abbey. Booked 3pm to 3.30pm slot at St Paul's. Boarded the bus at 1.45 and only just made the slot at 3.30pm. The bus went past the Abbey 3 or 4 times which was strange. From St Paul's we made our 6pm booking at the Shard. Would recommend purchasing the pass and the attractions we visited.

easy to get River pass from Westminster and just showed the pass at the museums in Greenwich. very easy and enjoyable day, would recommend.

Amazing experience with city cruise and I love this app amazing offers and I just love it and I can’t wait to explore more ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

The life of Henry VIII in his castle and how it still is in great shape. The beautiful gardens. The horse ride in the garden

Brill lots of attractions with London pass easy to use saved loads of money.