When

  • Selected dates 11 July - 5 September
Approx. 80 mins

Ticketing information

Daytime visitors can choose between child (7+) or adult (12+) versions of the tour, both of which will keep you together to share the experience.

Evening visitors will receive an adult (16+) version which includes some of the more salacious stories from the palace’s past.

Separate fee (advanced booking required) Buy Lost Palace family-friendly day tickets

The Lost Palace takes you through modern streets to the exact places where Whitehall Palace’s most remarkable history happened as you hear, touch and feel the past.

This is your chance to explore the largest palace in Europe, 300 years after it was destroyed. Joust for Elizabeth I, eavesdrop on Guy Fawkes' interrogation, act for Shakespeare and take part in sword fight with Charles II's men.

A new interactive experience in the heart of London

You will be given a handheld wooden digital device that allows you to travel back in time. Listen in and virtually take part in landmark events while standing in the footsteps of some of the most famous characters from English history.

Around the route you will encounter spectacular architectural installations inspired by the parts of the Palace that once stood in those places.

'I was amazed how easily modern life drifted to the background whilst the past became more vivid and alive around me.' - visitor to The Lost Palace.

Important information

The Lost Palace tours last 80 minutes and take place mostly outdoors. Please be prepared for the weather conditions. This is an active experience and will require you to be on your feet for most of the duration, walking approximately one mile.

Some surfaces are uneven, including cobbles and grass. Tickets are valid for the stated start time only. No latecomers will be permitted. Please arrive up to 15 minutes before the stated start time.

Visitors to The Lost Palace will wear headphones for the duration. The daytime experience is suitable for children aged 7+. The evening experience is suitable for those who are 16+ only.

The Lost Palace is developed in collaboration with award-winning designers Chomko & Rosier, international theatre company Uninvited Guests (with Lewis Gibson) and software developers Calvium Ltd.

A really thrilling experience.

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Please note the following:

The Lost Palace lasts 80 minutes and takes place mostly outdoors - please be prepared for the weather conditions. It is an active experience and will require you to be on your feet for most of its duration - and require walking around one mile. Some surfaces are uneven, including cobbles and grass. Tickets are valid for the stated start time only, no latecomers permitted. Please arrive up to 15 minutes before stated start time. Visitors to The Lost Palace will wear headphones for the duration. Daytime experience suitable for children age 7+. Evening experience for age 16+ only. 

The Lost Palace is developed in collaboration with award-winning designers Chomko & Rosier, international theatre company Uninvited Guests (with Lewis Gibson) and software developers Calvium Ltd.

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