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Fountain Court, looking west. The courtyard fountain can just be seen through an archway on the left.
Member only Tours and talks

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

A gaggle of Canadian geese on the grass in the Hampton Court Palace formal gardens.
Things to see Tours and talks

Learn about the oldest purpose-built Barracks in the UK, which was in continuous military use for 250 years.

22-23 September 2018

Hampton Court Palace

10:00-16:00

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

The Bloody Tower, looking north towards lattice windows. The windows are set in a white-painted brick alcove.

The Bloody Tower was built by King Henry III (1207-72) and was originally named the Garden Tower.
Things to see

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

Arches lit by candlelight in the Undercroft of Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Things to see

Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House, which was used by James I for decadent royal parties.

Open daily

Banqueting House

Rubens Ceiling at Banqueting House
Events

Join us for a weekend of history and handle objects from our collection during Open House London.

22-23 September 2018

Banqueting House

10:00-17:00 (last admission 16:15)

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Conservation research

Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces.