Celebrate with a chilled glass of wine in the East Front Gardens, feast your way down through our line-up of street food and drink vendors, or take your Hampton Court Palace Festival experience up a level by pre-ordering a picnic or booking a private Fountain-side Gazebo. Check out our full range of ways to enhance your festival experience here.

Mouthwatering street food

Each year, an irresistible line-up of London’s latest and greatest street food traders join us on the East Front Gardens to satisfy your every craving ahead of the performance.

Pre-order a luxury picnic

Leave all the fuss of sourcing the most delicious artisan food and drink to us and pre-order a luxury picnic to be waiting for you on arrival at the Palace. Carefully curated by British Fine Foods and featuring the best British suppliers from across the Isles, each picnic is paired with a fine wine or chilled bottle of champagne to devour ahead of the performance.

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Fountain-side Gazebos

The ultimate backdrop to a luxurious evening of celebrating, our Fountain-side Gazebos are your private retreat amongst the milieu of the festival. With space for six seated or ten standing, and with the option to arrive to a bottle of chilled champagne, they’re the perfect spot for entertaining clients or toasting the occasion with family and friends.

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Pre-show drinks

Relax in the sunshine ahead of the concert with a glass of something chilled and delicious from one of our festival bars, from craft ale to a refreshing summer Pimm’s or a crisp glass of champagne. Ahead of the performance, swing by the Theatre Bar to pick up a refreshment to enjoy whilst the main act is in full swing – if you can tear yourself away.

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Garden Bar

Kick off your Hampton Court Palace Festival experience with a stop by the Garden Bar, set amongst the stunning surroundings of the East Front Gardens. Sip on a refreshing G&T or spritz as you relax to the sounds of up-and-coming performers on the Garden Stage as the sun sets over the Palace.

Theatre bar and roaming sellers

To conserve the historic beauty of our venue, guests are unable to take food and drink through the palace, but there are still plenty of options to quench your thirst during the performance once your arrive at Base Court. Head to the Theatre Bar or flag a roaming seller to pick up a craft beer, chilled glass of wine or soft drink to enjoy as you sing your heart out in front of the stage. 

Enhance your experience

About the festival

Discover the storied past of Hampton Court Palace Festival and our historic grounds