About The Experience
Discover Hampton Court Palace a story of two palaces: a Tudor palace magnificently developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, a magnificent example of British architecture and history.
Hampton Court Palace is a story of two palaces: a Tudor palace built by Cardinal Wolsey and later developed by Henry VIII. Dovetailing with the Tudor splendour is a Baroque palace designed by Sir Christopher Wren for William III and Mary II in the 17th century. Meet Henry VIII and his court in the magnificent Tudor Palace. When he died in 1547 Henry VIII had more than 60 palaces, but none were more important to him, nor more sumptuously decorated, than Hampton Court Palace. Feel the heat in the vast Tudor Kitchens and the eerie chill of the Haunted Gallery. Continue your visit through sumptuous Baroque apartments of William and Mary who ruled jointly at the end of the 17th century, evoking the age of elegance and visit the 60 acres beautiful riverside, landscaped gardens which in 2016 celebrated the Year of the Garden and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot Capability Brown, the famous English landscape designer, who lived at Wilderness House in the palace gardens.