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Explore the vaulted drinking den beneath the Banqueting House that was used for entertaining friends by James I.

Open daily

Banqueting House

Highlights Things to see

Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

09 February - 10 February 2018

Banqueting House

Events Member only

Starting promptly in the Undercroft at 10:30 and 12:00

Fountain Court, looking west. The courtyard fountain can just be seen through an archway on the left.

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.

21 December 2017. 20 January, 08 February and 10 March 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Member only Tours and talks

Tours begin at 11:00 and 14:00

The Great Hall, looking east.
The hall was constructed by King Henry VIII to replace a smaller and older hall on the same site. It had two functions. First to provide a great communal dining room where 600 members of the court could eat in two sittings, twice a day. And secondly, to provide a magnificent entrance to the state apartments that lay beyond.

A room with a noble tradition of royal and political entertainment, the Great Hall at Hampton Court Palace is a vast and splendid historic structure.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Highlights Things to see

An exclusive peek into the latest offering at Kew Palace – the Great Pagoda will be re-opened to the public.

Opening Summer 2018

Kew Palace

Highlights Things to see

Explore the King's State Apartments at Kensington Palace. Wander through a sumptuous set of rooms, each one grander than the last.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Highlights Things to see

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Conservation research

Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces.