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.

Separate ticket (advanced booking required) Buy tickets online

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 05 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 06 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 07 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.

Please note: 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 05 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 05 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)

Explore what's on

Kensington Gardens are well renowned for their beauty - find out more about the especially intriguing Sunken Garden that was planted in 1908.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Highlights Things to see
The staircase was painted by William Kent and completed in 1724. The walls depicts an elaborate arcaded gallery with figures behind a balustrade. Many are identifiable as members of King George I's court. The wrought iron balustrade is by Jean Tijou

Wander up the King's Staircase at Kensington Palace - the opulent entrance to the King's State Apartments, lavishly decorated by William Kent.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Highlights Things to see

Explore the King's Gallery at Kensington Palace, transformed by William Kent to contain the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Things to see

Browse more history and stories

Anne Boleyn initial hanging decoration

Anne Boleyn initial hanging decoration

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Luxury Rabbit Doorstop

Rabbit doorstop

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Sitting hare garden ornament

Sitting hare garden ornament

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