Tour options from Heathrow
Unfortunately, this tour is still unavailable as Hampton Court has failed to confirm, despite numerous requests for information on my part, if private tours are allowable. I will keep this page updated as and when the palace confirms its thinking on the matter. In the meantime, why not let me arrange a car from the airport to take you to your accommodation and then on to the start of one of my London tours?
If my eight years in guiding have taught me one thing, it is that visitors to London like to hit the ground running! So, why not let me arrange a car to pick you up from Heathrow and bring you to Hampton Court Palace where you can immediately immerse yourself in the incredible story of Henry VIII and his six wives.
It is wonderful news that Hampton Court is open again following the coronavirus pandemic. Entry is by timed ticket only and details of this are explained in the 'Bookings' section of this website. For the foreseeable future, all visitors follow a one-way route which takes in highlights of Henry and William's palaces and the Georgian Rooms. Not all rooms on each route will be open but there will be enough for an interesting and fascinating tour.
After my 3 hour tour which will include Henry's vast kitchens, his magnificent Great Hall and the Haunted Gallery, as well as exploring a few rooms in the glamorous apartments built for William III and exploring the south side of the gardens, you have a choice of what to do next.
Option 1 - the car that brought you from the airport can wait whilst you have your tour and then take you on to your destination.
Option 2 - when you arrive at Hampton Court, we'll put your luggage in the boot of my car and, once the tour is over, we'll retrieve it and take the train up to London. After dropping off your luggage at a convenient point, we'll stroll around part of the centre of London. You might like to take a look at St James', London's Royal Village and continue to learn about England's monarchy both past and present or you might opt for wealthy Mayfair which developed around England's aristocracy.
Do check out other areas of my website to read the detail of my St James' and Mayfair tours.
Option 3 - if you would like a tour in the afternoon in the centre of London, but would rather miss out on the adventure of going up to town by train, we can all climb in the car that brought you from the airport and travel up to London in style!
These options offer you the chance to start your visit to London with a day packed full of fun, facts and happy memories.
Let me know how you would like to plan your day and where you need to be when, and I'll work out an itinerary for you and price it up.
A leisurely car journey from Heathrow to Hampton Court
A flexible itinerary
Admire Henry VIII's magnificent palace within hours of landing!
A half-day tour costs £135 and an all day experience costs £330. These prices exclude the cost of entry tickets to Hampton Court and, if you opt for the full day experience, any transportation costs to London. To give you an idea, the cost of a car to take you from the airport to Hampton Court will be in the region of £80.
I am currently only taking bookings for family units of up to 5 people meaning that the maximum group size is 6 - so, 5 guests plus me.
If you would like to book a tour, please click the button below.