Meet Henry VIII and enter a living Tudor world meeting many of his courtiers along the way. Feel the heat in the vast Tudor Kitchens and the eerie chill of the Haunted Gallery in this magnificent riverside palace. Then take a stroll through the elegant Baroque apartments and gardens of William III and Mary II. From 14 February 2014, guests can enjoy King George I's hot chocolate, served in the newly restored Chocolate Kitchen, in celebration of the 300 year anniversary of his accession to the throne. The palace was one of the first places where chocolate was served in Great Britain, when it was seen as expensive and exclusively enjoyed by the aristocracy.


• Entrance to the Hampton Court Palace, Gardens and the maze • Daily events with costumed interpreters and audio guides in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Russian and Korean. 

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Hampton Court Palace is open daily. In the summer months (mid-March to mid-October) it is open from 10:00 to 18:00, last admission 17:00. In the winter months (mid-October to mid-March) it is open from 10:00 to 16:30, last admission 15:30. Hampton Court Palace is closed 24 - 26 December.

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