Historic Royal Palaces

We bring six extraordinary palaces and their stories to life.

Panorama of the Magic Garden with the King's and Queen's towers

The Magic Garden

An imaginative new play garden for families, inspired by the myths and legends of the Tudor Court.

A summer celebration of food and drink set in the magnificent palace gardens at Hampton Court.

Bank holiday weekend 26 - 28 August

Hampton Court Palace

A new digital adventure at Banqueting House to uncover the hidden history in the heart of London.

Selected dates 11 July - 5 September

Banqueting House

Approx. 80 mins

Defend the Tower is a costumed, live historical re-enactment. You must help our heroic guards defend the mighty castle against its most dangerous enemies!

Open daily until 20 October

Tower of London

35 mins

Visit Kew Palace

Discover the secret palace hidden in Kew Gardens.

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.