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.

Visitors enjoy the food festival in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace
Events Highlights

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

07-09 December 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16.30

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.

Sergeant Timothy Gowing, in uniform,  and two Victorian visitors, a lady in bonnet and crinoline and a gentleman in a top hat and overcoat, are enjoying Christmas at the Tower in 1858.
Highlights Things to see

The Tower of London comes alive with all the seasonal fun and festivities of the Victorian era.

27 December - 31 December 2018

Tower of London

Daily between 11:00-15:00

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

Christmas at the Castle

Join us for live music, festive food, family workshops, choral concerts and Christmas ghost stories this November and December 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.