This excursion will be back soon. In the meantime we’d be happy to organise a private tour for you. Please contact us on 020 7624 3978 | privatewalks@walks.com to make a booking.

Hampton Court

Waterloo railway station, London

Guided by Isobel

Short version: In Hampton Court "dead kings and queens walk again and dead lips ask 'what of the isles of England and her sea?' Till whispers fill the tower of memory"

Long version: It casts its spell even before we get to it. From the bridge, we'll catch our first thrilling glimpse of the Great Hall towering over Wolsey's courts and surrounded by a forest of twisted chimneys. With that glimpse, the centuries begin to melt away. Welcome to Hampton Court. Welcome to the climax of the English mediaeval tradition. Welcome to the last fanfare of castle, keep, and the great hall – the setting for the saga of Wolsey and Henry VIII and his six wives. 

HAMPTON COURT TOUR – THE PRACTICALS

We go to Hampton Court on xxxxxxxxxxx. The meeting time is 9.30 am. The meeting point is by the main ticket office – it's directly across from Platform 16 – of Waterloo Railway Station.

The adult Tariff (entrance to Hampton Court) is £18. For the total cost of the trip just add the Tariff to the guide's fee* N.B. get a Zones 1-6 Travel Card (or Oyster Card) – it'll cover your travel fares. 

*The guide's fee for a Day Trip is £18 for adults. Or £16 for Super Adults (over 65s) and students. Or £14 for people with the London Walks Discount Card. Kids under 15 accompanied by their parent(s) go free.

N.B. Roll on Summer 2019. We plan on going to Richmond & Hampton Court on quite a few Mondays in the high season in our Summer 2019 programme. Keep an eye on www.walks.com – as soon as the particulars are hammered out in the new year the schedule will go up here instanta.

LONDON WALKS REVIEWS

"Best Tourism Experience in England"  Gold Medal Winner, Visit England

"London Walks puts you into the hands of an expert on the particular area and topic of a tour…" The New York Times

"by far the most impressive series of walks that I have ever encountered are those offered by London Walks"  Travel and Enjoy

LONDON WALKS SOUPÇON I

London Walks always aces it with the quality of the information that you get. Re the Real Tennis court at Hampton Court and learning that in early tennis the player might briefly rest, letting a servant throw in the ball, thus 'service.'

Or that 'timberhill' was an old word for staircase. 

WANT A PRIVATE TOUR TO HAMPTON COURT?

If you can't make the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Hampton Court Tour do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Hampton Court Tour – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We'll tailor* it to your wishes and requirements. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at privatewalks@walks.com and we'll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they're good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing. Or indeed a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or Christmas gift or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that's special. Memories make us rich.  *So if you want, say, just half a day in Hampton Court – no problem, just say the word.

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