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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

Events Families

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!

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

Families

11:00–12:30 and 13:30–15:30

Performance of the Elizabethan Christmas at Hampton Court palace

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

Highlights

11:00- 15:30

Period specialists from The Prince Regent’s Band performing Victorian carols and Christmas music at Kensington Palace

27 December 2017 - 01 January 2018

Kensington Palace

Things to see
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

Events Families

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

Live Interpreter dressed as the Bastard of Fauconberg 1471

Spend Christmas with King Richard III, Queen Anne Neville, and the knights and ladies of medieval England.

27 December - 31 December 2017

Tower of London

Families Tours and talks

11:30–15:30

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

Highlights Things to see

Give yourself at least one hour for this exhibition.

Hear from live storytellers as they confess their innermost sins at the Tower of London.

31 January 2018

Tower of London

Events

19:00-20:45

Live interpreter dressed as Georgian maid plays card games

Unleash your competitive spirit and enjoy an evening of board gaming at the Banqueting House.

21 January 2018

Banqueting House

Events

14:00-17:00 or 18:00-21:00

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

Events Families

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!

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

Highlights Tours and talks

21:30 - 22:05

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

Tours and talks