Historic Royal Palaces
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It is known as an infamous prison, but it wasn't built to be one
Centuries of ghosts and grim tales
A brief history of the famous royal gardens
Where royal chocolate makers prepared this expensive delicacy
Preparing up to a thousand meals a day
Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty
Get an expert’s guide of what there is to see and do at each palace with one of our State Apartment Warders at Hampton Court.
27 September 2018
Hampton Court Palace
11:00 and 14:00
Learn about the oldest purpose-built Barracks in the UK, which was in continuous military use for 250 years.
22-23 September 2018
Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.
Explore the most infamous prison at the Tower of London and learn about the intriguing stories that inspired its name.
Open daily (closed 03 September to 19 October 2018)
Tower of London
Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House, which was used by James I for decadent royal parties.
Join us for a weekend of history and handle objects from our collection during Open House London.
10:00-17:00 (last admission 16:15)
Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces.