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Hampton Court Palace private tour with an accredited expert guide
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Hampton Court Palace private tour with an accredited expert guide

By Sarah Slater Hampton Court Palace Tour Guide @ The History Guides
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 120–150 minutes
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Live guide: English
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  • Personal tour with Sarah who is accredited with the Institute of Tourist Guiding, White Badge Guide
  • Sarah has worked as a Guide Lecturer at Hampton Court Palace since 2008
  • Sarah has been acknowledged by authors and interviewed for her expertise knowledge
What's not included
  • Entrance to the palace, tickets cost approximately £30 should be purchased separately
  • Entry/Admission - Hampton Court Palace


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  • 64 Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
    I will meet you at the West Gate which is the main palace entrance. Once you have entered through Trophy Gate from the road A309, proceed up the driveway which is known as Trophy Drive, I shall wait near the moat just in front of the main entrance, West Gate.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 321543P1

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      64 Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
      I will meet you at the West Gate which is the main palace entrance. Once you have entered through Trophy Gate from the road A309, proceed up the driveway which is known as Trophy Drive, I shall wait near the moat just in front of the main entrance, West Gate.
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      As we enter through the Tudor Gatehouse it may feel as though we have stepped back in time to the 16th Century. Together we will explore the courtyards and Tudor Kitchens, we will sense the smells and sounds of a busy working environment where sumptuous meals were prepared by the many servants for the Court of King Henry VIII. We will ascend to the upper floors to view the magnificent Tudor State Apartments which includes some of the finest artwork and tapestries from the period such as the Abraham Tapestries and the painting of the Family of Henry VIII. Walk through the Great Hall and along the Haunted Gallery where I shall tell the ghost story of Catherine Howard, King Henry VIII's doomed fifth wife. Then we will move into the Baroque side of the palace built in 1689 by Queen Mary II & King William III to rival Versailes near Paris. We will see the magnificent gardens which include the world famous hedge Maze, the Great Vine, the Royal Tennis Court and the King's Privy Garden.
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    • J8489JSdianap
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      Bespoke tour really brought Hampton court to life
      Had a wonderful day with Sarah, showing us details and sharing her knowledge and insights of Hampton Court. So much that we would have missed on our own. Everyone in our group from North Downs Lacemakers enjoyed the day. Thank you
      Written 9 November 2023
    • melaniewG1582AO
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      A vibrant tour!
      Sarah Slater's knowledge combined with her wonderful story telling bought Hampton Court's amazing history and past inhabitants alive! History should always be told like this! As a group, we will definitely be returning for another of Sarah's illuminating tours of the Palace.
      Written 9 November 2023
    • elisabethm171
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      So much more than a tour
      Sarah Slater gave us a fascinating insight into the life of the palace, its visitors and its staff in Henry VIII's time. She was full of anecdotes and interesting facts which made our tour more of an adventure into the past. We were astounded by her depth of knowledge and her ability to answer some rather obscure questions. What a treat!
      Written 9 November 2023
    • louise_hebden
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      Wedding tour guide
      The wonderful Sarah facilitated our tour around Hampton Court Palace for our wedding and it was a really informative, fun and well thought out tour. Our wedding guests loved the spooky tales, tudor fact-filled areas and it was the best way of taking our guests from ceremony to dinner. A recent artifact has just been put on display and Sarah was full of the most up to date info about this too. Sarah was engaging, answered all questions with so much knowledge and I would love to do another tour with her leading the way.
      Written 8 November 2023
    • judyg501
      0 contributions
      Wonderful Hampton Court
      During a Zoom call during lockdown we were lucky enough to encounter Sarah . We visited as a result of her enthusiasm and were so pleased with her sharing her knowledge with us. Wonderful day out easy to repeat any time soon .
      Written 4 October 2022
    • chrisandclive
      0 contributions
      Engaging, entertaining and informative guide and speaker
      “ Forget dull school trips with the emphasis on what king married which queen etc. etc. Sarah Slater is a fantastic guide sharing her knowledge and insights on how life was really lived in this beautiful palace. None of us could believe that our 2 hours with her had flown by so enjoyably and quickly. We would have loved to have continued. If 6 star rating was possible, Sarah would certainly merit it. We look forward to our next tour with her or listening to one of her entertaining and illuminating historic talks - also strongly recommended”
      Written 21 April 2022
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    judithr238
    29 contributions
    Apr 2022
    Sarah is an incredible guide. We were inspired to visit Hampton Court Palace and have Sarah guide us after she entertained us during lockdown with a Zoom talk. Her knowledge, passion for her subject and enthusiasm are second to none. There wasn't a question she couldn't answer and her tour was packed full of information and brought the palace to life. I cannot praise Sarah highly enough - the information she provided in the weeks leading up to the trip was also incredible, even down to suggested walking routes from our hotel in Kingston Upon Thames!
    Written 30 April 2022
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    Thank you very much for your lovely review Judith. I’m so pleased that your group enjoyed the trip to Hampton Court Palace. It was great to meet you all in person after my Zoom talk. I also pleased that the walking route I suggested worked for you.
    Written 3 July 2022
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    sharron c
    1 contribution
    Apr 2022
    Our group just had a fantastic tour with Sarah. Lots of historic information made into wonderful stories, both very interesting and at times amusing.
    Her enthusiasm brought the stories to life and enabled us a brief glimpse of life within the royal court.
    Written 20 April 2022
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    Thank you very much for your review, I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your guided tour of Hampton Court Palace and it was a pleasure to meet you.
    Written 3 July 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Peggy N
    1 contribution
    Jun 2022
    Fanastic guide not only knowlegeable but amusing and her diction is excellent so everyone could hear her which so many guides we have had trouble with. The information before the trip was also so helpful and made it an easy trip to arrange. Weldone Sarah and thanks for a lovely day.
    Written 13 June 2022
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for booking me. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed your tour at Hampton Court Palace.
    Written 3 July 2022
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    June T
    1 contribution
    Apr 2022
    Sarahis a fantastic tour guide. She managed two groups on one day with only 20 minutes lunch break. Both tours were informative, entertaining and interesting. Sarah has amazing knowledge and answered very question fired at her. We arranged our WI trip to London and Hampton court just to have a guided tour by Sarah after she had a talked to us via Zoom in lockdown. We can not recomend her more highly.
    Written 30 April 2022
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    Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. I’m so pleased that you all enjoyed your visit to Hampton Court Palace, especially as it was prompted by the Zoom talk I previously gave to your group.
    Written 3 July 2022
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    judyg501
    Cardiff, UK28 contributions
    Oct 2022
    What a wonderful experience we all had .Sarah is not like teachers of old wearing us down with kings and queens and dates to instantly forget . Sarah is SO interesting - knowledgeable and friendly. We wandered the corridors with Sarah sharing her considerable knowledge and seemingly enjoyed doing so.
    We came across Sarah during lockdown when she gave our WI a Zoom talk and invigorated our interest so we couldn’t wait to visit her and Hampton Court .
    Written 4 October 2022
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    Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for visiting Hampton Court Palace. Having 'met' you online it was really lovely to meet in person and guide you around the palace. I’m so pleased that you all enjoyed the tour, I hope to speak for you again soon. Best wishes, Sarah.
    Written 9 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Cruiser593427
    1 contribution
    Oct 2021
    Sarah was very knowledgeable and made history come alive. Her enthusiasm was infectious and left me with wanting to find out more about the Tudors. She was extremely mindful of the make up of the group and made sure we were kept safe at all times.
    A wonderful experience that I will never forget.
    Thank you Sarah.
    Written 19 October 2021
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    Thank you so much for visiting Hampton Court Palace and for choosing me to be your guide. I’m so pleased that you all enjoyed the tour and that it has sparked your enthusiasm to find out more about the Tudor Dynasty. It was a privilege to guide your group around Hampton Court Palace and I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
    Written 22 February 2022
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    TAuser10022019
    Wokingham, UK53 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    a group of us had an excellent tour with Sarah. she was very engaging and informative whilst keeping the talk light and entertaining. she answered all questions raised and kept us captivated for two and a half hours. book her if you can - you won't be disappointed
    Written 10 February 2024
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    It was such a pleasure to guide you and the rest of the group. I really enjoyed the day and I'm so pleased that you did too. Thank you so much for your review.
    Written 16 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Gill L
    1 contribution
    Sept 2022
    We are a large group of friends (Comity) who were lucky enough to have listened to an entertaining talk given by Sarah using the virtual platform, Zoom. After such an entertaining and enlightening talk, we decided to visit Hampton Court and enjoy a private tour with Sarah.
    How pleased we all were with that decision, Sarah made the whole experience, enjoyable, educational and a really great day out. In fact the two hour tour was really not long enough, we could have listened and followed Sarah for double the time. She is a clear, knowledgable speaker who obviously loves her subject. Strongly recommended. Thank you Sarah
    Written 19 September 2022
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    Thank you so much for visiting Hampton Court Palace and for booking me to be guide you. After having 'met' you online it was really lovely to meet in person. I’m so pleased that you all enjoyed the tour, I hope to speak for you again soon. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Best wishes, Sarah.
    Written 9 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    gma819
    Berkshire, UK8 contributions
    Feb 2024 • Friends
    Sarah was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all questions posed to her. She gave a very interesting insight into the life and times of the building and the royals who lived there. Will definitely book another tour with Sarah
    Written 8 February 2024
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    Thank you very much for your review. It was a pleasure to guide you and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the tour.
    Written 16 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    chrisandclive
    Fleet, UK80 contributions
    Apr 2022
    Forget dull school trips with the emphasis on what king married which queen etc. etc. Sarah Slater is a fantastic guide sharing her anecdotes, knowledge and insights on on how life was really lived in this beautiful palace. None of us could believe that our 2 hours with her had flown by so enjoyably and quickly. We would have loved to have continued. If 6 star rating was possible, Sarah would certainly merit it.

    We look forward to our next tour with her or listening to one of her entertaining and illuminating historic talks - also strongly recommended
    Written 21 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am so pleased that you all enjoyed your visit and tour of Hampton Court Palace, it was a pleasure to guide you. I also look forward to speaking for you again in the future.
    Written 9 October 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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