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Spring in London at Historic Royal Palaces

What's On at our Palaces in 2024

What's On at our Palaces in 2024

Experience the joy of spring

Witness an explosion of colour across our palaces and experience the gardens in full bloom as this spectacular season arrives at Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Kew Palace.

Explore acres of stunning green space during these bright and cheerful months, with plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages.

Pre-book for spring now, or become a member to enjoy unlimited year-round adventures.

Orange tulips in Clock Court during Tulip festival.

Spring at the palaces

  • Families
  • Events
  • Easter

Medieval Mayhem

Fairytales and frolics are unfurling at the Tower as a group of busy medieval Londoners bustle about their business getting ready to serve the Queen and put on a mini pageant.

  • Until 23 June 2024
  • Tower of London
  • Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
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  • Events
  • Things to see

Tulip Festival

Our Tulip Festival returns for another year this spring, with more bulbs than ever before.

  • Until 29 April 2024
  • 10:00 - 17:30
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Events
  • Families

Artisan Fayre

Discover artisan products and unleash your creativity at Hampton Court Palace this May.

  • 17 - 19 May 2024
  • 10:00-17:30
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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Members-Only Events

BOOKING SOON

  • For members
  • Events
  • Families

Members-Only Minibeast Hunt

Become a wildlife explorer in the Kitchen Garden at Hampton Court Palace. Member children have the opportunity to hunt for minibeasts among the fruit and vegetables in this fun-filled activity.

  • 05 and 19 August 2024
  • 10:30 - 13:00
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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SOLD OUT

  • For members
  • Tours and talks
  • Events

Members-Only Tulip Festival Tours

Join a special members-only walking tour during the Hampton Court Palace Tulip Festival, where you will discover more about the tulips and the show-stopping displays from our expert gardening team.

  • 11, 16 and 25 April 2024
  • 11:00
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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Explore the palace gardens

  • Things to see

Hampton Court Gardens

Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens and find our free entry Garden Open Days dates.

  • Open in line with palace opening hours.
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Rose Garden

Discover an abundance of colour in the grounds of the historic Tudor buildings at Hampton Court Palace.

  • Open in line with palace opening hours
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Wilderness

Wander through this treasure of the Hampton Court Gardens, which was once Charles II's formal pleasure garden and is now a wild meadow.

  • Open in line with palace opening hours
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Families
  • Events

Shire horse rides

Enjoy a shire horse carriage ride through Hampton Court Palace's gardens.

  • Weekends* (see below)
  • From 11:00 - 16:15
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Separate ticket
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  • Things to see

Kitchen Garden

Wander through the edible Kitchen Garden at Kew - a veritable sanctuary for wildlife, created to serve the royal family when staying at Kew Palace.

  • Open
  • Kew Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The Palace Gardens

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

  • Open Daily
  • 10:00 - 18:00
  • Kensington Palace
  • Free
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Gifts Inspired by Our Palaces

Visitors in the gardens looking at the Great Vine

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