Historic Royal Palaces
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The Tower of London played an important role in the First and Second World Wars
An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family
Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty
The kitchens have survived, practically untouched
Tried and sentenced to death for high treason
For over 600 years, the Tower housed a menagerie of exotic wild animals
Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.
Tower of London
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Walk in the footsteps of those condemned to execution at the Tower of London on Tower Green and the Scaffold Site.
Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.
Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture with our Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London.
Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.
Open from 17 July
Hampton Court Palace
Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.
Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces.