If there is one interesting day out to be had along the Surrey riverside, it is to explore Hampton Court Palace.

Not only can you take time out to explore the historic and majestic splendours of the Tudor reign, you can arrive by boat which adds to the day’s enjoyment.

Alongside Hampton Court Palace you have beautiful river walkways and the vibrant village East Molesey with plenty of cafes where you can sit outside and watch the world go by and independent shops to browse.

School holiday offer Monday – Wednesday – child travels free per full fare paying adult when you show this voucher

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What can you fit into a day out at Hampton Court?

1 Hour:


Is just enough time to visit Henry VIII’s Apartments, take a walk through the Tudor Kitchens and discover Young Henry VIII’s Story.

Or,  uncover the Baroque experience where you can wander through William III’s Apartments, watch the new Baroque Story film and explore the new Georgian Chocolate Kitchen.

2 Hours:

Is plenty of time to explore both the Tudor AND Baroque experience.

 3 Hours

Is ample time to explore the Tudor and Baroque experience plus Unearth The Story of the Gardens, or Mantegna’s Triumphs of Caesar. Plus the newly opened Magical Garden.

Or, make a day of it

iStock_000013055198XSmallThe beauty of a day out at Hampton Court Palace is that you can break the day up between the palace and gardens – and take a browse outside the palace – your day ticket to the palace allows you entry throughout the day.

This means you can explore some of the lovely pavement cafe’s over the bridge at East Molesey, have afternoon tea at the Mitre Riverside Brasserie, or even take a picnic to enjoy alongside the river or in the Palace gardens.

Don’t forget:

The Formal Garden, and the Great Vine

The Chapel Royal

The famous Hampton Court Maze

Henry VIII’s Crown of State

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Nothing quite beats being on the river and seeing the palace come into view. There is a bar on board each boat and an outside deck so you can just relax enjoying the spectacular views. Turks boats to Hampton Court cruise from Richmond & Kingston
School holiday offer – child can travel free (Monday 0- Wednesday_ per full fare paying adult when you show this voucher

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Useful information:

River trips to Hampton Court

Hampton Court Palace Website

Lazy lunches along the Thames