Please check our forthcoming afternoon closures before you visit. For more info

When

  • 27 October (fully booked) and 4 November (fully booked)

Ticketing info

Tickets are £15. There will be two tours available at 10.30 and 12.00. Starting promptly in the Undercroft.

Please note: Tickets for this event can only be purchased online or over the phone. Event tickets cannot be brought in person.

Separate ticket (advanced booking required) Book tickets now

What happened to Henry VIII’s great Whitehall Palace and what did the early Stuart kings do at the Banqueting House, its last remaining part? Although intended for play and masques, this building is more famous as the place of execution of Kings Charles I. Explore its colourful and turbulent history with Siobhan Clarke and climb to the viewing gallery (not open to the public) for a closer look at the magnificent Rubens ceiling – the only one of his works still in its original location.

Please note:  The following dates are sold out. 27 October, 4 November

 

Explore what's on

Wilson's Passage, looking south. The walls on either side of the passage are decorated with back vitrified bricks laid in diagonal patterns.

Come along and enjoy a fascinating talk by Nicola Tallis on her newest book, Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester

06 November 2017

Hampton Court Palace

Doors open at 13:45 for a 14:00 start

The stunning gardens of Hampton Court Palace will be the setting for a unique cinematic experience this autumn.

30 October - 01 November 2017

Hampton Court Palace
Actor dressed as Medieval Lady

Step back seven hundred years in time and into the palace of King Edward I, Hammer of the Scots.

30 October - 23 December 2017 and 02 January - 09 February 2018

Tower of London

11.00 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 15.30

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A really useful guide to the Tudors

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History with the horrible bits left in. Learn all about the 'Gorgeous Georgians' with Terry Deary's Horrible Histories.

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