Hampton Court Palace

The palace of Cardinal Wolsey and Henry VIII, Hampton Court is a vast complex of courts, state rooms, chambers and staircases, and is set in beautiful grounds.

Wolsey's imposing Tudor mansion, handed over to Henry VIII in 1528, was converted and extended on the orders of successive Royals by Wren, Vanbrugh, Kent and others.

The palace offers rich rewards for visitors of all tastes, from the splendid decorations for the King's staircase by Verrio, depicting William III as Alexander the Great and Wolsey's imposing entrance facade, featuring medallions of Roman emperors by Giovanni da Maiano, to idiosyncratic treasures such as the recently restored astronomical clock and the beautifully decorated Wolsey Closet.

Art we've helped buy at Hampton Court Palace

Venue details

Hampton Court Palace Surrey KT8 9AU 0844 482 7777 www.hrp.org.uk/

Entry details

Standard entry £16.95. For full admission details, visit the Hampton Court Palace website.

Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm

Last admission 5pm

Last entry to the maze 5.15pm