To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site. Find out more here.

Allow cookies

Hampton Court Palace

Elmbridge

Type:Historic House / Palace

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU

Tel: +44 (0)870 752 7777

Hampton Court Palace East Front

About

Hampton Court Palace is one of Britain’s most famous buildings, and a surviving Tudor treasure that was at the centre of court and political life for over two hundred years. Built to house monarchs, their courtiers and an army of servants, and designed to impress powerful visitors, this vast complex of buildings contains over a thousand rooms and is set within many acres of stunning gardens and parkland.

Despite its iconic Tudor West Front, this is very much a palace of two halves; that built by Cardinal Wolsey in 1515 and enlarged by Henry VIII, with its magnificent Great Hall and historic royal kitchen complex, and that of the baroque East and South Fronts, designed by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II in grand Baroque style, whose state apartments are filled with some of the most exquisite treasures from the Royal Collection.

Find out more about Surrey or see other attractions and places to visit in the county.

See here for other Historic Buildings & Sites in Surrey.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

What's Nearby

  1. Ditton Cruisers

    For a fun day out why not hire a boat and cruise along the Thames.

    0.72 miles away
  2. Discovery Richmond Tours

    Interesting guided tours packed full of the fascinating Richmond area, impressive…

    1.31 miles away
  3. Sandown Park Racecourse

    Get your heart racing at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher.  

    2.29 miles away
  1. Strawberry Hill House

    Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience, with a unique collection of…

    2.43 miles away
  2. Kempton Park Racecourse

    Kempton Park in Sunbury-on-Thames is the London's premier all-weather horse racing and…

    3.18 miles away
  3. Turner’s House

    In 1813 England’s great landscape painter JMW Turner built a small villa, on a large plot…

    3.51 miles away
  4. Chessington World of Adventures Resort

    With over 40 rides and attractions in 10 themed lands, a Zoo with over 1,000 animals and…

    3.85 miles away
  5. Epsom Common

    Epsom Common is recognised nationally as important for wildlife; it covers 176 hectares…

    4.83 miles away
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    Come wander the 4.5 acres of gardens under glass, admire the unique landscapes and lose…

    5.85 miles away
  7. Painshill Landscape Garden

    Painshill is a great family day out and a beautiful 18th century landscape garden to…

    6.27 miles away
  8. Chertsey Meads

    71 hectares (175 acres) of wildflower meadow on the banks of the Thames

    6.34 miles away
  9. Brooklands Museum

    Brooklands Museum is on the site of the world's first purpose-built motor racing circuit…

    6.44 miles away
  10. Mercedes-Benz World

    Everything you could wish to know about visiting Mercedes-Benz World in Surrey, including…

    6.78 miles away
  11. Epsom Downs Racecourse

    Epsom Downs Racecourse is one of England’s premier racecourses located near Epsom, Surrey…

    7.21 miles away
  12. Thorpe Park

    As the nation’s Thrill Capital, THORPE PARK IS THE ‘must do’ destination for adrenaline…

    7.4 miles away
  13. Bookham Common

    Ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods…

    8.11 miles away
Previous Next