Private Tour of Hampton Court Palace with Award-Winning Architectural Historian

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Duration: 2 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a private bespoke tour of Hampton Court Palace, the home of thirteen English monarchs, with an award-winning architectural historian.

Drawing on expertise built over many years working at the palace and writing about its history, I tailor my tours to your interests. I can offer an overview of the history of the palace and its most famous inhabitants – including Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I – or something more specific, such as a tour of the palace’s baroque architecture or many artistic treasures.

I pride myself on providing guests with stories about the palace which are not only fascinating, but well researched and accurate! As an historian, I keep up to date with the latest research and am able to share hidden gems and aspects of the palace's history that go unseen or are commonly misunderstood.

What's Included

A private tour of Hampton Court Palace with James, who first started working at the palace in 2014.

Has given talks for staff and volunteers at Hampton Court Palace.

He holds a masters in architectural history, for which he was awarded a distinction.

Previously worked as an Architectural Investigator, researching the history of buildings.

Was awarded the Hawksmoor Medal by the SAHGB for one of his research papers on the palace's history.

What's Not Included

Food and drink


Tickets to Hampton Court Palace (these can be purchased online in advance - £26.10 per adult)


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you would like, I am happy to wear a mask and/or maintain social distancing throughout the tour.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Hampton Court Palace
A private walking tour of Hampton Court Palace that is tailored to your interests. If you would like a general overview of the palace, then I will accompany you through its Tudor and Baroque parts, talking you through its fascinating history and that of its famous inhabitants. For guests with specific interests, I will adapt the tour to your needs, focusing on the aspects of the palace, its art collection, or inhabitants in which you are most interested.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included


Fantastic Hampton Court Tour
alexoA8887KZ, 03-10-2022
Thank you to James for being an affable, knowledgeable, and professional guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Hampton Court. Would highly recommend!
Knowledgeable and interesting
kwakseongho, 01-10-2022
James was a really knowledgeable and informative guide. It was fascinating to hear about the rich history of Hampton Court Palace from someone who has taken the time to research it. We got the sense that he takes pride in his work and he answered all of our questions. We would thoroughly recommend his tour to anyone who wants a detailed insight into what life was like in Hampton Court through the ages.
Perfect guide for Hampton Court
Shari_K, 12-09-2022
James knew that I was super excited to see Hampton Court again! He gave me time and information above and beyond my expectations. He is a very smart gentleman and the value of his experience is beyond compare. Thank you, James!

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