London: Hampton Court Private Guided Tour

London: Hampton Court Private Guided Tour

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Enjoy priority entrance to Hampton Court Palace on a 4-hour guided tour from central London, and enter the world of Henry VIII. Feel the chill of the Haunted Gallery, marvel at the baroque apartments of William and Mary, and take a stroll in the gardens.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Skip the line through express security check
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy fast-track entrance to Hampton Court Palace
  • Visit the State Apartments of Henry VIII
  • Wander the beautiful palace gardens to see stunning floral displays
  • Feel the heat of the fire in Henry's Tudor Kitchens
Full description
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 of the gardens. Then, explore the 60 acres of palace gardens that run down to the River Thames. See sparkling fountains and seasonal displays of thousands of flowering bulbs. Visit the New Cumberland Art Gallery and discover the Royal collection, including works from Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Holbein, Van Dyck, and Canaletto.
Includes
  • Guide
  • Fast-track entrance tickets to Hampton Court
  • Transportation
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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London Waterloo Station

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    2.8/5
  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    3.5/5
  • Organization
    2.8/5
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Excellent guide, Anna Maria was great

Wonderful experience. I would highly recommend it

May 21, 2019

The guide didn't really know anything

I was very disappointed. Although our guide was incredibly nice and hard-working, I was hoping to get some information. Basically, we just bought a train ride and an admission ticket for a third person who couldn't find his way in the court at all, had to constantly ask employees for directions and at most said something like "look, nice pictures". I recommend not using the guide and instead exploring everything yourself. Thanks to the excellent signage, multimedia presentations etc. you can find your way around very well.

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June 16, 2018

Tour with guide is completely unnecessary. No added value through leadership.

We really feel very ripped off. A supposed representative of the organization arrived with our guide on site, once again asked for an additional GBP 100 for the entrance to the castle and we also had to pay for the ticket to Hamptoncourt. We had a better conversation in English with the German-speaking guide and then we received an audio guide on site, who then took the tour. All in all, booking this tour was unnecessary for us, because we could have organized the train ride and the entrance to the castle ourselves.

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March 20, 2018

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