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Short Breaks: Summer at the Georgian Palaces

Georgian Decadence

Georgian Decadence


  • Start date: 05 July 2018
  • End date: 07 July 2018

Ticketing Information

£350 / £300 HRP Members

This package includes one-year’s membership to Historic Royal Palaces as well as exclusive tours, tasting workshops and behind-the-scenes access.

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Sample the royal delights and decadence of Georgian life in a memorable three day break, tasting 18th century food and drink in some of the greatest palaces ever built.

Thursday 5 July – Kew Palace

10.00   Arrive anytime to explore Royal Botanic Gardens Kew as well as Kew Palace and Kitchens and the Great Pagoda at your leisure.

14.00   Meet at the Welcome Centre for your welcome briefing and learn more about food fit for a royal table with our talented historic food team.

17.30    Relax on a summer boat trip from Kew along the river Thames to Westminster

19.30    Enjoy a group dinner at The Red Lion, Westminster, a traditional London pub

22.00   End of day one.

Friday 6 July – Kensington Palace

10.00   Arrive anytime to explore Kensington Palace and Gardens at your leisure.

14.00   Meet at Group Entrance to enjoy a garden history tour

15.30    Discover more about Georgian fashion and style with collections curator, Eleri Lynn.

17.00    Optional evening activity: TBC

Saturday 7 July – Hampton Court Palace

10.00   Meet Hampton Court Palace for a State Apartment Warden tour of the Georgian apartments and the Chocolate Kitchens.

11.30     Experience exclusive rooftop tour of Hampton Court Palace

15.00    Finish with a gin tasting masterclass and learn about the perils of gin-soaked Georgian London 

This itinerary is subject to change 

Included in the ticket price

  • Point of contact in the Learning & Engagement team
  • All tours and workshops
  • A group dinner on Thursday 5 July
  • Historic Royal Palace’s membership valid for one year
  • Welcome Pack and Gift

Not included in the ticket price

  • Travel from your accommodation to/from the Palaces
  • Lunch/dinner (except for group dinner on Thursday 5 July)
  • Accommodation
  • Scheduled activities at the Tower of London or Banqueting House (though your HRP Membership ensures you complimentary entry so we suggest that you add an extra day onto your holiday to visit these)