Historic Royal Palaces

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

Buy runs towards the White Tower at the Tower of London.

Visit the Tower of London

Discover the stories that never got out.

Over the drawbridge and behind the castle walls lie unexpected tales of lost princes, WWI spies and daring escapes.

People skating on the ice rink outside the front of Hampton Court Palace

Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace.

24 November 2017 - 07 January 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice, plus we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

BBC Good Food Festive Feast 2017 logo

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as BBC Good Food’s Festive Feast returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

08 December - 10 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 - 19:00 (8 and 9 December 2017), 10:00 - 16:30 (10 December 2017).

Ice skates silhouetted against the Tower ice rink with Tower in the background

Glide around the rink and take in the magical ambience of the castle beside the Thames, which offers a unique and unforgettable setting.

17 November 2017 - 02 January 2018

Tower of London

Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice. We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

Illustration showing characters including Elizabeth I, ice skaters, musicians and a young child outside the palace in a snowy Christmas scene.

Christmas at Court

Enjoy a Tudor spectacular with live performance, carolling, music, ice-skating, the BBC Good Food’s Festive Feast and much more in unique surroundings.

Support us

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

Become a member

Explore and discover so much more about each of the six palaces with limitless visiting throughout the year.

Family looking at artist pigments

Learning and engagement

We put audiences at the heart of everything we do. Come with us on a journey of learning, discovery and participation. 

Volunteer with us

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