Historic Royal Palaces

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

Ice skates silhouetted against the White Tower

Tower of London ice rink

23 November 2018 to 06 January 2019 (closed 25 December)

Skate at London's most dramatic ice rink at the fortress beside the Thames — an unforgettable setting, day or night.

Diana, Princess of Wales wears a Versace dress in the promo image for Diana: Her Fashion Story
Highlights Things to see

Diana: Her Fashion Story, is the critically-acclaimed exhibition featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits.

Open daily until 17 February 2019

Kensington Palace

Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Costumed Interpreters dressed as Edwardian grace and favour residents preparing the palace for the Christmas season with a festive wreath in front of the fire in the Tudor kitchens.

The grace-and-favour residents of 1906 request the pleasure of your company in the Great Hall as they prepare for their Christmas pageant.

01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at 12:00 and 14:00 in the Great Hall

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Still from the feature film The Favourite
Things to see Highlights

See costumes from The Favourite, the critically-acclaimed film starring Olivia Colman as Queen Anne on display at Kensington Palace.

14 December 2018 to 08 February 2019

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Yeoman Warders and Father Christmas in front of a Christmas tree and snowy Hillsborough Castle

Christmas at the Castle

Until 30 December 2018

Join us for live music, festive food, family workshops, Father Christmas and ghost stories at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Illustration showing Henry VIII and other Victorian characters in Hampton Court Palace.

Christmas at Hampton Court Palace

01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

Join us for some yuletide cheer in the chambers, galleries and gardens of Hampton Court Palace.

Support us

We are a charity and there's several ways you can support us.

Become a member

Join us to explore and discover so much more about each of our six palaces with limitless visiting throughout the year.

Great Hall Private Dinner

Hire a venue

Host your prestigious event at one of the greatest palaces ever built.

Volunteer with us

Volunteers support the palaces in many different ways. See what roles we have available and register your interest.