The Tudor Kitchens are closed, re-opening on 05 May 2018. The Maze is closed 17-20 and 23-27 April 2018. More information
Meet our magnificent shire horses and enjoy a historic tour.
When Queen Victoria opened Hampton Court Palace’s gardens to the public in 1838, visitors flocked to the gardens, keen to experience the Maze, the Great Vine and the formal gardens. Horse-drawn charabancs like the Tudor Rose would have been a common sight during the Victorian period, bringing visitors to the palace. Today visitors can tour the gardens in Victorian style.
Our charabanc is based on research into surviving historic vehicles as well as the many old photographs and other images that survive. We spent a year working with Master Coachmaker, Mark Broadbent, to create a charabanc fit for a palace.
The resulting vehicle is as close as we could possibly get to a Victorian horse-drawn charabanc but with a special 21st-century feature - unlike its Victorian predecessors, it is wheelchair accessible via a portable lift (1 wheelchair space available at 10:45 each day.)
Horse-drawn charabanc tours take place on the following days:
11.00 - 17.00. Wheelchair space available at 10:45 daily.
Whitehall was known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture - find out more about what remains within Banqueting House.
James I's great hall at is a superb venue for extravagant entertainment.
2018 sees the arrival of dragons to Kew Gardens! Find out more in the fantastic new Here Be Dragons exhibition located next to Kew Palace.
Included in Kew Gardens admission ticket
The sitting rabbit doorstop is a handsome fellow made out of luxurious beige fabric with silk trim - he is definitely more than a doorstop as his appealing looks are sure to guarantee him the best room in the house!
This inquisitive little hare will add character to your home and garden. With a traditional bronze effect finish, and inspired by classical bronze sculptures, this miniature hare will add narrative to your garden.