- Gold-leafed ceiling
- Tapestries and oriel window
- Adjoins to the Great Hall
- Reached either by the Queen’s or Anne Boleyn’s staircases
- Can be used in conjunction with the adjoining Great Hall to accommodate larger numbers
Intimate dinners in either banquet-style or round table arrangements compliment this magnificent space. It is also perfect for receptions at the beginning or end of a tour.
A little history of the space…
Adjoining Henry VIII's Great Hall is the Great Watching Chamber, which takes its name from the royal bodyguards who were stationed here to control access to the King.
The Great Watching Chamber was originally the first of Henry VIII's state rooms and was used for entertaining those members of the court who had attained the status of baron or above.
Of all the King's many residences, each with at least half a dozen state rooms, this is the only one to survive in anything like its original form.