From history, it is known that this royal palace was actually built for Cardinal Wolsey who was a favorite political figure of King Henry VIII. After the end of Henry VIII’s reign the palace was enlarged under the William III. The project of expansion was suspended in 1694 and the palace was left in two different architect styles, Barque and Tudor. Currently general public and tourists are welcomed, to view the historical landmark. In the year 2012 the palace will be used for the Road Cycling Session of Olympics.
What to do at Hampton Court Palace?
Being a famous tourist site the government of London has provided various kinds of facilities to make the place look family-friendly, yet again interesting. There are few shops present within the palace; between 10:45 am and 5:45 pm you can pay a visit.
For events or formal celebrations you can also hire a venue. There are various locations within the palace, it depends upon you whether you wish to hire garden area or a hall.
Contact: +44 20 3166 6507
In order to make Hampton a fun place for children, different activities are organized which one way or the other are related to the palace or royal fairy tales.
For travel purpose various discount offers are also present by the travel and trade group of Hampton Court Palace.
Instead of wasting your time in the queue, you can also avail the facility of membership. It is up to you, take help from the online facility or make a call on the number given below:
Contact: +44 844 482 7788
After the Games
Since a very long time the palace has been used for the purpose of tourism, exhibitions and personal hiring for events. And this will continue to be done even after the Olympics.
Monday to Friday the palace is opened for general public between9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
How to Contact:
People living within United Kingdom can use following number in order to contact the management of the Palace:
Contact: +44 844 482 7777 (from UK)
Overseas can us the number given below:
Contact: +44 20 3166 6000
How to Get There:
There is no tube station or over ground station within the radius of 1.5 miles so for patrons it is best to take a bus to the Hampton Court Palace.
There is a bus stop by the name of Hampton Court, Hampton Court Palace (KT8) (Stop F). Bus number that reaches this stop are 411, 461, 513, 515A, 641 and R68. Bus stop is right in front of the Palace. View Map.