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Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

Be part of the Tower's Ceremony of the Keys and experience an ancient tradition that has taken place on each and every night, without fail, for at least 700 years.

Daily

Tower of London

21:30 - 22:05

Promo image from Diana: Her Fashion Story

Diana: Her Fashion Story, is the sell-out exhibition at Kensington Palace featuring some of Diana, Princess of Wales' most famous outfits.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Lunch led with a special guest expert at the Orangery at Kensington Palace.

23 November, 07 and 21 December 2017

Kensington Palace

Starting at 12:00

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

Dare you visit the Tower at night and take one of our Twilight Tours? Discover secrets of the Tower's history with exclusive after-hours access.

Selected dates

Tower of London
Ice skates silhouetted against the Tower ice rink with Tower in the background

Glide around the rink and take in the magical ambience of the castle beside the Thames, which offers a unique and unforgettable setting.

17 November 2017 - 02 January 2018

Tower of London

Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice. We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

People skating on the ice rink outside the front of Hampton Court Palace

Join us to skate against a backdrop of one of the greatest palaces on earth – Henry VIII’s historic home, Hampton Court Palace.

24 November 2017 - 07 January 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Skating sessions are 45 minutes on the ice, plus we recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before your session to get ready to take to the ice!

Visitors walking through Base Court covered in snow

Experience Christmas at Hampton Court Palace by joining us for our fun festive family activities in December!

Selected weekends in December 2017

Hampton Court Palace
BBC Good Food Festive Feast 2017 logo

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as BBC Good Food’s Festive Feast returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

08 December - 10 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

10:00 - 19:00 (8 and 9 December 2017), 10:00 - 16:30 (10 December 2017).

Image of sparkling wine

Discover the secrets behind the popular ITV series in the glorious setting of Kensington Palace.

09 December 2017

Kensington Palace

11:00 - 12:30

Hymn of music book held by member of Choir of the Chapel Royal

Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.

16-17 December and 21-23 December 2017

Hampton Court Palace

1 hour, starting at 18:00 or 20:00

Story: Queen Elizabeth's Master of Revels is in the middle of preparing the Chapel Royal Choir for a festive performance, when he suddenly finds out that the voice of his lead boy chorister has broken. In his desperate search for a solution he comes across a kitchen boy whose singing voice is pure and beautiful. He pulls him into the royal choir but this is against the rules...

A heart-warming Christmas story for all the family, set at the court of Queen Elizabeth I and performed around the palace.

22 to 23 December and 27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018

Hampton Court Palace

11:00- 15:30