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Hampton Court Park (Home Park)

Hampton Court Road, Hampton, London, KT1 4AE

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • All year-round pedestrian access to the park is provided via Kingston Gate and Paddock Gate, both located on Hampton Court Road, and via Ditton Gate, Surbiton Passage Gate and Jubilee Gate, all three of which are located along Barge Walk.
  • The gates are open from 07.00 to 21.00 (April to September) and from 07.00 to 18.30 (October to March).
  • The gate to the east front gardens of the palace is open to allow free access from 09.00 to 10.00. This allows you to walk through the gate in the mornings before the Palace officially opens at 10.00 every day.
  • From 10.00 every day the gate to the east front gardens (very rear of the palace) is closed as access to the palace and gardens is by entry fee after that time.
  • Vehicles are allowed into the golf course through Kingston Gate at the Hampton Wick end of the park.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Hampton Wick.
  • The nearest underground station is Richmond.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Point (Main Entrance - Kingston Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Hampton Court Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The gate has a latch lock.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Surbiton Passenger Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Barge Walk.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 95cm.

Access Point (Ditton Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Barge Walk.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 92cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (Jubilee Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Barge Walk.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 108cm.
    • The second gate is single and has an opening width of 99cm.
      The gate is heavy and opens away from you (push).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in between the two gates.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located either side of the first gate.
    • There is/are 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • The handrails at the first gate are either on the left or right going up depending on which side you access it.

Access Point (Paddock Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Hampton Court Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 141cm.
    • The second gate is single and has an opening width of 82cm.
      The gate is heavy and opens away from you (push).
      The third gate is single and has an opening width of 89cm.
      The gate is light and opens away from you (push).
      The fourth gate is double and has an opening width of 186cm.
      The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and beyond the access points.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, tarmac, gravel and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)