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Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide provided by Hobnob Tours

Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide

Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • A fun and experienced professional, local guide, accredited by the ITG and University of Westminster
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Cost of entry tickets to Hampton Court Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hampton Court Palace
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 64 Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK At the end of the driveway in front of the West Front Gatehouse
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When your booking is confirmed, you will receive contact details for me (Sandy) your guide for this tour. My aim is to give you the best experience you could possibly have so if you have any special requests, be sure to tell me what they are! If you need to go at a slower pace, or stop for a break midway through the tour, that will be fine with me.
  • The tour will last between 2-3 hours depending on what walking pace you set and the number of questions you ask - the tour is flexible and allows you to customise your visit.
  • The tour will cover roughly 2 miles in total.
  • The tour will go ahead come rain or shine so please don't be put off by the weather. Do wear comfortable shoes and clothing and, if needs be, bring waterproofs and an umbrella.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Visitors must be able to cope with stairs and so this tour is not suitable for anyone with serious medical conditions and back problems.
  • Near public transportation
  • When you turn into the palace grounds from the main road, follow the driveway with grassy stretches on either side and I will meet you at the end of the drive in front of the West Front Gatehouse
  • Tours start at 10.30 a.m.
  • If you need directions to travel to Hampton Court from your hotel, do contact me on +44 7715 381712
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • A fun and experienced professional, local guide, accredited by the ITG and University of Westminster
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Cost of entry tickets to Hampton Court Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Hampton Court Palace
Departure details
  • 64 Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK At the end of the driveway in front of the West Front Gatehouse
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When your booking is confirmed, you will receive contact details for me (Sandy) your guide for this tour. My aim is to give you the best experience you could possibly have so if you have any special requests, be sure to tell me what they are! If you need to go at a slower pace, or stop for a break midway through the tour, that will be fine with me.
  • The tour will last between 2-3 hours depending on what walking pace you set and the number of questions you ask - the tour is flexible and allows you to customise your visit.
  • The tour will cover roughly 2 miles in total.
  • The tour will go ahead come rain or shine so please don't be put off by the weather. Do wear comfortable shoes and clothing and, if needs be, bring waterproofs and an umbrella.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Visitors must be able to cope with stairs and so this tour is not suitable for anyone with serious medical conditions and back problems.
  • Near public transportation
  • When you turn into the palace grounds from the main road, follow the driveway with grassy stretches on either side and I will meet you at the end of the drive in front of the West Front Gatehouse
  • Tours start at 10.30 a.m.
  • If you need directions to travel to Hampton Court from your hotel, do contact me on +44 7715 381712
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 12, 2021
A note from Hampton Court Palace - fascinating private walking tour with a qualified guide
I will wash my hands before meeting my customers and will have hand sanitizer with me for my use and also that of my customers. I suggest visitors bring paper towel to dry hands after a toilet stop. Sadly, no handshakes! I will try to maintain social distancing throughout. I am double vaccinated..
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    64 Hampton Ct Way
    64 Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
    At the end of the driveway in front of the West Front Gatehouse
    See address & details
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    Hampton Court Palace
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    There is so much to see at Hampton Court! The main attraction is Henry VIII's palace including his magnificent Great Hall, the vast kitchens and the eerie Haunted Gallery where the ghost of one of Henry's wives has taken up residence; but there is a second palace at Hampton Court, that built for William III. A ceremonial staircase leads up to William's state apartments where there is a huge collection of weaponry, exquisite furnishings, a couple of optical illusions and some very peculiar etiquettes! There is the real tennis court and usually someone is either practising or playing a match so it is possible to see this fascinating game in action. As well as the palaces, there are 60 acres of beautiful gardens to explore including the great grapevine, the largest and oldest productive grapevine in the world. When the tour has finished, you might want to find your way to the middle of the world famous Maze!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tom R
Wombourne, UK2 contributions
An absolute must!!...We visited Hampton Court yesterday to tick off an event from my Mum's bucket list. We are so glad that we booked a private tour with Sandy as she made our visit much more memorable. Sandy mesmerised us with her knowledge and passion for history and none of our questions were left unanswered. Her relaxed and attentive style made us feel like we were in our very own VIP bubble. Highly recommended and we are already planning another tour with Sandy in the near future.
Written February 27, 2022
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Hi Tom, I am pleased you enjoyed your tour and that you left Hampton Court with happy memories. I would be delighted to guide for you again - as we were discussing, perhaps my new Southwark tour if you fancy exploring a less well known area of London or one of the old favourites, Mayfair or St James'. If we choose the right day, we can always try to combine with the ancient ceremony of the Changing of the Guard. Hopefully, our paths will cross again! Warmest regards, Sandy
Written February 28, 2022
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Erin L
Portland, OR4 contributions
Family
Our family of four (Ages 43, 42, 10 & 14) loved the tour. Sandy asked me ahead of time what might be of particular interest to our kiddos and really tailored her discussion to that. Our son can be shy but she patiently drew him out of his shell and engaged with both kids throughout the tour. She showed us many hidden gems (like the optical illusions on the ceiling!). Before our trip, she checked in to see how we were managing with the tube strikes in London and offered to help however she could. I can’t recommend her enough. We toured Windsor Palace the next day and it wasn’t the same with Sandy. :-)
Written June 24, 2022
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Sandy R
Hi Erin, thank you so much for a lovely review. I thoroughly enjoyed showing you and your family around Hampton Court and, as you say, it is as much fun uncovering the hidden gems as it is looking at the parts of the palaces that are better known. When you are next in London, I think Calvin and Lucy would love the St James' tour as they will have the chance to look at the pageantry of the Changing of the Guard from a different angle! Kind regards. Sandy
Written June 25, 2022
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Renee Convers
3 contributions
Family
Not only did Sandy Rhodes make our visit from London to Hampton Court seamless and easy, she also guided us through the estate, and explained every detail which brought the experience to life.

There are so many amazing historical facts, and Sandy presents them as an intriguing story...just wonderful!
Written May 7, 2022
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Sandy R
Hi Renee, so glad you enjoyed the experience! Look forward to seeing you in London again. Thank you so much. Sandy
Written May 8, 2022
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Jeremy S
Surrey, UK13 contributions
Sandy took a group of our friends on a tour of Hampton Court just before lock down. They enjoyed it so much that when last week we hosted another group of 14 from various countries in Europe we had no hesitation in asking her to guide them. They loved it. She is very knowledgeable and personable delivering the tour with clarity and skill. 3 hours flew by.
Written May 25, 2022
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Thanks so much for a lovely review Jeremy. I thoroughly enjoyed guiding for you and your friends; perhaps the next time you get together I could take you all on one of my London tours. Look forward to it! Sandy
Written May 29, 2022
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mallorylmeans
1 contribution
Couples
Sandy gave my husband and I a 3-hour personal tour of Hampton Court Palace and she was fabulous! She is super friendly, engaging and made us feel comfortable right from the start. She tailored the tour to our interests - it was extremely informative and entertaining! She was happy to answer our questions and shared lots of details / stories we wouldn’t have learned on a self-guided tour. We had to reschedule our tour multiple times due to unforeseen circumstances but she was incredibly flexible and accommodating. Going beyond the tour, Sandy shared plenty of travel tips, recommendations and provided directions on how to get to and from Hampton Court from our hotel. We hope to book her for more tours on our next trip to London! Highly recommended! Thanks so much, Sandy!
Written March 16, 2020
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Hi Mallory and David, I am so pleased you enjoyed our time together having gone through so many permutations to arrange the tour! You were so determined to get to see Hampton Court that the least I could do was to make sure you made it! There is so much to see at Hampton Court and your interest in history meant that I could add in lots of additional information knowing that you would be interested for example, why the Queens wore so many layers of clothing! When you return to London let's do the St James'/Mayfair tour and maybe by then, my new tour around Southwark will be up and running too! So pleased you made it home without a hitch. Keep well. Sandy
Written March 17, 2020
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Dianne C
11 contributions
Friends
There was about 20 of us on very hot day. Sandy was very considerate to us getting hot and bothered and made sure our visit was pleasurable. Extremely friendly and funny yet bossy when necessary to ensure we heard her talks and had room to see the rooms. Visit was made much more interesting having her with us.
Written July 21, 2018
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Hi Dianne, you are right - it was a hot day but hot days seem to be the norm these days! I try to find every bit of shade as we are going round and where possible, places to sit, even if only for a short time! Thank you so much for a lovely review. It was a pleasure showing your group around the palace some of whom had visited years before and so were enjoying repeating the experience. We were lucky too that the food historians were busy cooking which is always something to marvel at! It gives the word 'banquet' a whole new meaning! Sandy
Written July 25, 2018
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Westin B
5 contributions
My Grandmother and I had a spectacular tour of Hampton Court! Sandy was a knowledgeable guide and very kind to move at a comfortable pace so my Grandma and I could enjoy the storytelling, works of art, and fusion of architecture. Being a history buff and a passionate student of Tudor history, this tour was everything and more. You will not be disappointed. Have a tour with Sandy, and the reign of Henry VIII and William III will be brought to life before your eyes! Enjoy!
Written August 17, 2022
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Tom W
Lafayette, LA2 contributions
What a great day! Sandy is the perfect guide - personable and amazingly knowledgeable. Her love of Hampton Court and it's history shone through. Do not visit the Palace without her.
Written June 23, 2022
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Hi Tom, I am so pleased you and DJ enjoyed the tour and I hope that when you return to London you will look me up again. Thank you for a lovely review. Kind regards. Sandy
Written June 24, 2022
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Jennifer M
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Family
Sandy and this tour we cannot recommend highly enough! Prompt, personable and SO engaging with her knowledge and personality she brought everything to life for us as it was in the Tudor era through to today! Sandy was able to gear the tour to our group - new or not to British history, her effort and care of us easily made this one of our most enjoyable vacation days! The palace and grounds are immaculate & we felt Covid safe. So glad we visited and highly recommend Sandy’s tour for both new and experienced travelers!
Written February 9, 2022
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Hi Jennifer, thank you for a lovely review. I so enjoyed meeting you and your daughter and the three hours we spent together flew by. Although it is a shame that not all the rooms at the palace are open due to staff shortages resulting from Covid absences, it does have the advantage that it is possible to view the whole of Henry's Tudor palace and parts of both William's Baroque apartments and the Georgian Rooms which in normal times when everything is open, would not be possible to fit in to a 2.5/3 hour tour. It was great for you to be able to appreciate the contrast between the three different dynasties and their ways of life. Do get in touch when you are back in London and we'll try to fit in my new tour of Southwark that you were interested in. Thanks again. Sandy
Written February 10, 2022
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Betsey L
1 contribution
Sandy is an excellent tour guide! Thorough, professional, knowledgeable. She made the tour at our level of understanding and was personable. Answered our questions and made relevant recommendations for follow up.
Written January 14, 2020
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Sandy R
Hi Betsey, it was an absolute pleasure to take you and Danny around Hampton Court. We were lucky with the weather and you managed to navigate your way to the palace without a hitch - so glad you asked for directions! Maybe next time we can continue the Henry VIII theme and explore St James' in central London together. Thanks again. Sandy
Written January 15, 2020
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