Historic Royal Palaces

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

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

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

How you can help

We are facing serious financial challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With a £98 million shortfall in our finances this year, we need your support now more than ever, to sustain the charity through this difficult period.

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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.

20 November 2020 to 3 January 2021 (excluding Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 – 21:00 (20:00 last skate)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Events Christmas

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

4-6 and 11-13 December 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Friday to Sunday: 10:00-16:30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Walled Garden Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Keeping you safe on your visit

We're pleased that the majority of our palaces are now open. 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. We will be offering you a very warm welcome as always, and we have some new ways of doing things. But we're confident you're going to have a great time.

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 is back for series 3 starting next Wednesday 14 October, 8pm on Channel 5. We go 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.

John Blanke pictured in the Westminster Tournament Roll. The Roll depicts the tournament that Henry VIII held to celebrate the birth of his first son, Henry.

John Blanke

John Blanke was a royal trumpeter in the courts of Henry VII and Henry VIII.

Queen Victoria's red military jacket.

History of Royal Fashion

Join our free online course on FutureLearn to explore how British kings and queens have influenced fashion over 500 years. 

Multicoloured Check Merino Wool Scarf.

Shop sumptuous scarves

Explore our latest collection of luxurious scarves.

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.