Historic Royal Palaces

As a self-funding charity, we urgently need your help

As a self-funding charity, we urgently need your help

Hymn of music book held by member of Choir of the Chapel Royal

Christmas carols from the Palaces

Join us online from the palaces for a special service of Nine Lessons and Carols to celebrate the festive season.

Featuring the choirs of the Chapels Royal at Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London, together with some special guests, this is a Christmas tradition shared with you in a new and unique way.

Choristers from the Chapel Royal choir skate on the ice at the Hampton Court Palace ice rinks in front of the Tudor west gate
Families Christmas

Hampton Court Palace ice rink returns for another year this Christmas, COVID-secure.

5 December 2020 to 17 January 2021 (excluding Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 – 21:00 (20:00 last skate)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Christmas illustration scene
Events Christmas

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as the Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

11-13 December 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Friday to Sunday: 10:00-16:30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Lucy Worsley

Join Historic Royal Palaces' Chief Curator Lucy Worsley for a fascinating look at one of Britain’s most famous monarchs, Queen Victoria.

Wednesday 2 December 7.00pm (GMT)

Kensington Palace

Online only

Walled Garden Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Keeping you safe on your visit

During the current lockdown our gardens at Hampton Court Palace are open. All other sites are closed. We hold the industry standard, 'We're Good to Go' for all our sites, ensuring we are following government and industry guidelines, with processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing when visiting. We offer a very warm welcome as always, and we have some new ways of doing things.

Yeoman Warder Pete McGowran standing in front of the White Tower on a sunny day.

Inside the Tower of London series 3

Inside the Tower of London series 3, goes behind the scenes capturing an eventful year at the Tower of London. 


A male staff member from the Yeoman Body is shown in their full uniform/regalia speaking with a male and female visitor.

Members go free

Escape to the past whenever you want when you join us today.

Enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, a 10% discount in our shops and cafés, and exclusive events when you become a member of Historic Royal Palaces.

Warder holding the Imperial Crown of India

The Crown Jewels

Since the 1600s, the coronation regalia itself, commonly known as the 'Crown Jewels' have been protected at the Tower.

Christmas decorations on a tree

Christmas tree decorations

Discover our joyful collection of Christmas decorations, ornaments, and baubles.

Support us

We are an independent charity and we urgently need your support. Below are just some of the ways you can help.

Close up of conservator cleaning the workings of the portcullis inside the medieval Byward Tower. Dark room. Details of wood, rope and the metal grating.

Make a donation

We raise all of our own funds and are facing serious financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus. We urgently need your support. A donation is an investment in the palaces' future so that generations can enjoy them for centuries to come.

Members enjoying  a walk in Hampton Court Palace gardens

Join as a member

By joining as a member, you will not only be able to enjoy unlimited adventures at our palaces, but you will also be helping us at a time when we really need financial support.

The White Tower exterior at the Tower of London under a blue, partially cloudy sky. Visitors can be seen exploring the grounds beneath the tower

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.