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Members-Only Grace and Favour Tours

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes at Hampton Court Palace, on this 60 minute members-only tour. After the royal family left in 1737, the palace became home to Grace and Favour residents, who had served Crown and country.

Over several centuries, they lived with their servants in a labyrinth of apartments within the palace, which still exist today, hidden from sight. Bell-pulls and name-plates, next to private doorways, hint at these historic rooms. Led by expert guides, Siobhan Clarke and Sarah Slater, this is a chance to visit apartments not open to the public and hear fascinating tales of this intriguing and unique community.

Please note that the tour includes apartments that are accessed by a large number of steep stairs and in some cases, small walkways. Closed toe, flat footwear must be worn. Please contact us with any accessibility concerns prior to booking.


14 October 2023


Ticketing information

This tour is now sold out.

Price: £15.00

Tour start promptly at 14:00

Tickets are limited and subject to availability. Not suitable for those under 12 years old. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Apartment 30 (SF034) training room, looking towards the fireplace (20 pax). (Anne Boleyn’s Archway meeting room.)
Grace and Favour apartment kitchen.
Clock Court, looking south-east towards the entrance to Apartment 14. The Colonnade is just seen on the right of the image.



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