Hampton Court Palace is very large so be aware visitors wishing to see all of the palace interiors and a bit of the gardens will travel over 2 miles.
Historic BuildingHampton Court Palace is an historic building and has uneven surfaces. However, many of the staircases are wide and shallow (having been built for William III who was asthmatic).
Elevator / LiftMost of the routes within the palace are accessible to visitors unable to climb stairs as there is an elevator to take visitors to the State Apartments on the first floor. Speak to any warder for assistance. I tried this route when I took my daughter in her buggy. I must say all the staff were incredibly helpful and the elevator is large enough so I wouldn't avoid a visit to Hampton Court Palace even if you can't use stairs.
Manual wheelchairs are available for use within the palace and single-person scooters are available for use in the gardens only. Neither can be booked in advance.
More Access Tips
- Nine disabled car parking spaces are available on site on a first come, first served basis.
- There are accessible toilet facilities in Base Court, Fountain Court, on the first floor, in the Wilderness Garden, and the Tiltyard Cafe.
- Visitors with disabilities are admitted at the standard rate but an accompanying carer, personal assistant, or a companion is given free entry. Please notify the admissions staff when purchasing your tickets.
- Guide dogs are all welcome.
- Those unable to get to the Young Henry VIII exhibition in the Wolsey Rooms, can see a virtual tour and check full access details at: www.hrp.org.uk/YoungHenry
- There are places to sit inside the building -- either benches or window seats.
- Two of the four shops are accessible to wheelchair users: the Barrack Block Shop and the Garden Shop.