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Getting to Home Park

Location

There are no public car parks in Home Park. There are a few paths for cycling.

Bus routes
The following bus routes run along the boundary of Home Park:
111 from Kingston or Heathrow
216 from Kingston or Staines
285 from Kingston or Heathrow
411 from Kingston or West Molesey
481 from Kingston or West Middlesex Hospital
R68 from Kew Retail Park or Hampton Court
R70 from Richmond or Hampton

Trains
The nearest railway stations are Hampton Court, Hampton Wick and Kingston.

On foot
There are several gates into the park around the perimeter. Kingston Gate is near the foot of Kingston Bridge. Paddock Gate is on Hampton Court Road, a short distance from Lion Gate into Hampton Court Palace. There are three pedestrian gates at various points along Barge Walk.

Opening Times

The park is open to the public.

All-year-round pedestrian access to Home 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 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 only between 9am and 10am. This allows visitors to walk through this gate in the mornings before the Palace officially opens at 10am every day.

From 10am 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 in to the golf course through Kingston Gate at the Hampton Wick end of the park.

Tread Lightly

Visitors to Home Park should Tread Lightly. That is, they should respect the environment, the wildlife and the fragile ecosystems and habitats that support the many species of fauna and flora, some of which are rare and protected.

The park is open to everyone to enjoy. It offers space for a wide range of activities including walking, running, and just doing nothing.

One activity not allowed is flying drones, as they disturb the wildlife.

You can help to tread lightly by avoiding the following disrespectful behaviours:

  • Leaving litter
  • Lighting barbecues and bonfires
  • Removing chestnuts, flora and other natural objects
  • Disturbing fallen and dead wood
  • Dumping of pets and plants
  • Dog waste
  • Uncontrolled dogs
  • Off-road cycling
  • Speeding traffic

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