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The Lost Dress of Elizabeth I exhibition, showing curator Eleri Lynn looking at the Bacton Altar Cloth in a case. The Rainbow Portrait hangs in the background of the green exhibition space.
Highlights Things to see

See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I, and the iconic Rainbow Portrait at Hampton Court Palace.

12 October 2019 - 23 February 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Choristers from the Chapel Royal choir skate on the ice at the Hampton Court Palace ice rinks in front of the Tudor west gate
Families Highlights

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas as the ice rink returns for another year.

22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

09:00 until late (10:00 until late on weekdays)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The Festive Fayre in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace. Large white tents cover the court and visitors can be seen looking at produce. The red-brick Tudor palace can be seen in the background.
Events

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as the Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

06-08 December 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16:30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Things to see

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Aerial view of a formal garden with green lawns on either side of a main path running towards the baroque palace. A fountain runs in the foreground at the centre of the path
Things to see

Renowned across the world, Hampton Court Palace's beautiful gardens are an unmissable attraction.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors walking through the Privy Garden at Hampton Court Palace
Events Tours and talks

Explore the fascinating history of Hampton Court Gardens on a free walking tour.

Selected dates in October to March

Hampton Court Palace

12:00 (October to March)

Included in palace admission (members go free)

SOLD OUT A ghost tour guide stands on the Silverstick Stairs of Hampton Court Palace at night. A ghost representing Jane Seymour appears behind him.
Events Tours and talks

Discover stories of spooky apparitions and paranormal activity on an evening ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace.

Selected dates from October 2019 - February 2020

Hampton Court Palace

90 mins

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

An actress dressed as Elizabeth I in the Great Watching Chamber at Hampton Court Palace.
Highlights Tours and talks

Explore Hampton Court Palace and discover how people at court lived and dressed during Elizabeth I's reign.

04 November - 20 December 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at various times

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Costumed guide tour by Henry VIII in Base Court
Tours and talks

Take an introductory tour with one of our costumed guides through the courtyards of Hampton Court Palace.

04 December - 22 December (except 05 - 09 December)

Hampton Court Palace

Weekdays at 11:00. Duration: 30 mins.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Historic cooks preparing food in Henry VIII's Kitchens
Highlights Things to see

Experience what it takes to be a cook in the kitchens that served Queen Elizabeth I and her court.

Weekends 09 November - 15 December 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Drop-in daily 10:00-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

British Sign Language (BSL) guide in the King's Guard Chamber of Hampton Court Palace explaining/guiding to a visitor
Tours and talks

Book a place on a British Sign Language (BSL) tour of Hampton Court Palace and discover its wonderful stories.

Next sessions: 09-11 November 2019

Hampton Court Palace

10:30-12:30, 13:30-15:30 and 16:00-17:00

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Children taking part in a storytelling session inside the historic spaces.
Families

Join in our lively, interactive storytelling sessions for families at Hampton Court Palace.

Sunday 10 November, Sunday 01 December

Hampton Court Palace

11:45, 13:00 and 14:15 (20mins)

Included in palace admission (members go free)