Historic Royal Palaces

We are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world

We are a team of people who love and look after six of the most wonderful palaces in the world

The Equanimity/Queen Elizabeth II portrait being hung in a exhibition space.
Things to see Exhibition

Life Through a Royal Lens - a unique exhibition exploring the Royal Family's relationship with the camera.

04 March - 30 October 2022

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Illustration of Hampton Court Palace with people in front at festival.
Events Families

Join us for a summer celebration of food and drink in the iconic East Front Gardens at Hampton Court Palace.

27-29 August 2022

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 - 18:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Two men and one woman in loose historical costume - white shirts and colourful pantaloons - gleefully perform scenes from the summer play at Hampton Court Palace. They are gathered around a large multicoloured wheel on an easel, with handles for spinning to select a skit to perform.
Families Events

Join Bottom and the Mechanicals this summer as they make their long-awaited return to Hampton Court Palace – the original home of A Midsummer’s Night Dream – to host a half-hour extravaganza of sketches, games and interactive family fun!

06 August - 21 August

Hampton Court Palace

11.30, 13.30, 15.30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photo of the Imperial State Crown

The Crown Jewels

Discover the world-famous collection of treasures including more than 100 objects and over 23,000 gemstones.

Illustrated image of an explosion against a red background

The Gunpowder Plot

Journey back in time to unmask the mysterious figures behind the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 with a new immersive experience by Layered Reality™ inside the Tower Vaults.

Selection of Superbloom products

Browse our online shop

Discover our vibrant collection of commemorative souvenirs and practical accessories inspired by the Superbloom display. 

Browse our online shop
A low angle view of the White Tower looking north, September 2007. Framed against a blue sky with white clouds. A leafy tree overhangs the frame on the right of the image. 

The White Tower was begun in the reign of William the Conqueror (1066-87) and completed by 1100. The fortress was originally faced with huge blocks of pale marble-like Caen stone imported from Normandy. In 1636-8 the external appearance of the White Tower was significantly altered with the replacement of much of its cut-stone work and window surrounds with Portland stone.

The primary role of the White Tower was as a fortress and stronghold but it also served as a royal residence and as the setting for major governmental and ceremonial functions.

Become a custodian of British history

Sponsor a stone in the iconic White Tower at the Tower of London. Looking for that extra special gift? Sponsor a stone for a friend or loved one, giving them something uniquely personal.

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Discover our gardens online

Take a virtual stroll through our historic gardens and enjoy 23 stories that celebrate the characteristics that make our palace gardens wonderful and unique. Gardens United is a collaboration with Google Arts & Culture available online.

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Keeping you safe on your visit

We continue to follow government and industry guidelines for a safe and comfortable visit. We look forward to offering you a very warm welcome.

Throughout the summer

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Support us

We are an independent charity and there are several ways you can support us.

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Make a donation

A donation can make a real difference in keeping the spirit of the palaces alive for the future, for everyone. 

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Become a member and enjoy unlimited adventures at our iconic palaces and gardens.

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Support us as a corporate partner

Enjoy unrivalled access to our incredible palaces, deliver stunning events and go behind the scenes providing ‘money-can’t-buy' experiences for clients and guests.