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Skip the Line: Hampton Court Palace Tickets

114 Reviews

  • Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 1 day pass (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3251HAM

Reviewed by: Melissa H, USA, March 2015

Absolutely loved it! If you are going to go, word of advice : GET THERE EARLY. There's an incredible amount to see. I spent 6 hours there--the gardens were all dead (a couple of crocuses but that's it), missed the kitchens and ditched my audio guide halfway through--still not enough time. If you get there early, they have these red velvet cloaks (and an assortment of long colored vests) to wear. It was fun to feel like I was walking out of time and doubly nice as it kept me extra warm on that cold day. All the wardens are super friendly and knowledgeable. Be sure to chat them up. The audio guide is awesome, particularly the dramatic version in the Henry VIII's apartments. I really like these booklets in most of the rooms discussing each of the paintings, light fixtures and porcelain artifacts. You can sit on thrones, indulge in a scratch and sniff map, see actors flit through the halls (saw the King and the cardinal discuss matters of state on the staircase). I can't express enough how delighted I was that this wasn't just another stuffy museum. If you are worried about it being too far, don't! It was an easy train ride (comfy seats, practically empty). Like I said, you need to make a day of it. Leave Waterloo no later than 9:30am and have an amazing day!

Reviewed by: jennifer w, March 2015

First time there and thoroughly enjoyed it

Reviewed by: joro, March 2015

Excellent day which was both informative and interesting with the use of the audio guide. Great value for the cost.

Reviewed by: Andrea L, February 2015

Very nice trip, wonderful palace,

Reviewed by: Ana S, January 2015

This tour was amazing!

Reviewed by: Nina M, December 2014

Hampton Court is amazing at every angle. Our tickets included audio guides that walked us through the main areas of the palace step by step and were very informative. Being that we were there end of November it wasn't busy at all (save for a few school groups). Easy to get to by train direct from Waterloo. My only advice is to go earlier than we did......got there at 1:30 and it closed at 4:30 so we didn't get to see the gardens except from inside the palace. Expect to spend a good four hours here to see it all.

Reviewed by: A1946man, December 2014

Although there was no line at all at the time of our trip it was nice to have the assurance that if there were, we wouldn't have to stand in it. The few extra dollars was worth it.

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Tour code: 3251HAM