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Hampton Court Festive Fayre 2023

1 December 2023 - 10 December 2023


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Hampton Court Festive Fayre is a wonderful festive food lover’s treat replete with artisan food, drink and perfect gifts.

The fare ranges from Christmas puds to sausages, and for those wishing for a more international flavour churros to brownies. Organisers say that have carefully chosen the artisan producers to guarantee satisfaction for even the most ardent foodie.

Although the highlight of the Fayre has to be visiting Hampton Court itself and wandering through its corridors, imagining Christmas spirit of years bygone.

Music at the Hampton Court Festive Fayre

There will be ‘bite-size’ carol services performed at the Chapel Royal. There will also be music from the East Front bandstand.

History of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Festive Fayre
The aerial view of Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is a Grade I listed royal palace on the banks of the Thames near London, built from 1514 for Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Henry VIII’s Cardinal. When Wolsey fell from grace 15 years later he gave the palace to the monarch, not that this did him much good, dying a year later. With St James’ Palace, Hampton Court is one of the two remaining palaces Henry owned. It is still owned by the Crown. Largely rebuilt and expanded during the reign of King William III, the Palace has a distinct architectural duality – Tudor and Baroque. It is renowned for its maze in which many a young child – editor included – has become lost.

Where is the Fayre?

It will take place in the courtyards of Hampton Court, London.

When is the Hampton Court Festive Fayre?

It’s on 1 to 3, and  8-10 December from 10am to 6pm.

Tickets for the Hampton Court Festive Fayre

Entry is free when included with a ticket to enter the Palace. Adult: £26.30,Concessions. Tickets can be bought here. There is also a VIP package for £50 including a complimentary bar for those wishing to get into the Christmas spirit.

Getting to Hampton Court Palace

You can reach Hampton Court Palace either by bus (111, 216, 411 and R68) or take the train from Waterloo Station to Hampton Court railway station in East Molesey

More Hampton Court Palace Winter Events

The Festive Fayre is not the only festival at the Palace this year. For more details, visit the website, here.


1 December 2023
10 December 2023


Hampton Court Palace
East MoleseyKT8 9AUUnited Kingdom+ Google Map

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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