The viewing gallery is closed for winter. Spectators will be able to see the Royal Tennis Courts again in Summer 2018.
Henry VIII's Tudor Kitchens
Electrical upgrades, re-decoration and re-presentation works.
Henry VIII’s Tudor Kitchens and surrounding cloisters are now subject to major work as we lay down new electrical cables to power our palace in the years to come. Archaeologists are also using this opportunity to help us better understand the history of the Tudor Kitchens and passageways.
The existing electrical system is almost 70 years old, and the work will allow the palace to continue operating into the future - as well as giving a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study buried archaeology in this part of the palace.
Unfortunately, this work will impact on what visitors to Hampton Court Palace can see in and around the Tudor Kitchen area. There will be no fire in the Tudor Kitchens for the duration of the works.
The scheduled closures and openings are as follows:
Ongoing until 23 March 2018 the North Cloisters and the Tudor Kitchen Servery area will be closed to all visitors.
Ongoing until 7 January 2018 the Tudor Kitchen will remain open (with amended exit).
8 January 2018 to 26 January 2018 the Butchery area of the Tudor Kitchen will close for redecoration. Other areas of the Tudor Kitchen will remain open.
27 January 2018 to 28 March 2018 the Tudor Kitchen will be open (with amended exit).
29 March 2018 to 2 April 2018 (Easter Weekend) the Tudor Kitchen will be open. The North Cloisters and the Tudor Kitchen Servery area will be re-opened.
3 April 2018 to 4 May 2018, all of the Tudor Kitchen will be closed.
The Tudor Kitchens will fully re-open for the 2018 May Bank Holiday weekend, re-presented and with new interpretation.