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
Discover why exotic animals were kept at the Tower of London and see how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.
Tower of London
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Explore the stories of the Princes in the Tower and Sir Walter Raleigh in the infamous Bloody Tower.
Discover elegant State Rooms still used by the royal family inside Hillsborough Castle.
Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)
Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.
Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.
Experience the splendour of the Tudor court in Henry VIII's Great Hall, complete with his magnificent tapestries.
Hampton Court Palace
Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces.