Hampton Court began life in 1515 as a home for then-Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, before being gifted to King Henry VIII. It's unique mix of Tudor and Baroque styles, all captured in beautiful pink brick - lending a sense of wonderful symmetry to the building - makes it one of the most beautiful of the royal palaces.
It's just 5 minutes' walk away from Hampton Court station, across the Hampton Court Bridge.
Make the most of the half term and discover great days out with your family on our network. Best of all, kids travel for free between 19 May and 2 June – and tickets are on sale now! So there’ll be money left over for ice creams on the way home too.
Hampton Court station provides a half-hourly service to London Waterloo. You can change at Surbiton for regular trains towards Woking (for long-distance services to the West of England, Southampton, Bournemouth and Portsmouth).
Visiting Windsor Castle too?
Visiting two of England’s most historic landmarks on the same day has never been easier - Surbiton Coaches offers direct transport between the two at lunchtime.
Learn about Henry VIII and our Tudor past and transport yourself back in time to the largest occupied castle in the world today founded in the 11th century with a quick trip on Surbiton Coaches' shuttle service. Pre-booking is essential and can be done online at surbitoncoaches.com. Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children under 16. Bookings close at midnight for the following day.
Collection points for both venues can be found at surbitoncoaches.com, with drop-off directly outside Hampton Court Palace and very close to the main entrance at Windsor Castle.