Press images

Press images

A lady arranging flowers

Pictures are available free of charge from the Historic Royal Palaces Press Office for non-commercial, editorial use.


Requesting images

Images of the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, The Banqueting House, Hillsborough Castle and Kew Palace, as well as pictures of events, exhibitions, projects and staff are available free of charge for non-commercial, editorial use.

Visit to view all of our images. High resolution images for publication can be downloaded after registering on the site, which only takes a few minutes. Instructions on how to register as a press user is available for download at the bottom of this web page.

Commercial photography

Commercial photography is not allowed on site without advance negotiation with and permission from the Press Office. To read our photography guidelines and download an application form, please see below. Otherwise contact the Press Office directly on +44 (0)20 3166 6166.

To use photography in commercial products including books, please contact the Historic Royal Palaces photographic library on +44 (0)20 3166 6633.


Downloadable Resources

Some files are provided in PDF format - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these files.

  1. Click here to download Acrobat Reader
  2. Alternatively, Adobe offers a service for converting PDFs into HTML or plain text. Access this service here

    Application form for photography
    (Microsoft Word document, 51KB)

    Guidelines for filming and photography 2012/13
    (Adobe PDF, 53KB)

    Historic Royal Palaces Image Library - a guide for press users, February 2017.pdf
    (Adobe PDF, 530KB)

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