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Join Siobhan Clarke for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

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Banqueting House
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.

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Hampton Court Palace

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A new digital adventure to uncover the hidden history in the heart of London.

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Banqueting House

Approx. 80 mins

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

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Kensington Palace
The staircase was painted by William Kent and completed in 1724. The walls depicts an elaborate arcaded gallery with figures behind a balustrade. Many are identifiable as members of King George I's court. The wrought iron balustrade is by Jean Tijou

Wander up the King's Staircase at Kensington Palace - the opulent entrance to the King's State Apartments, lavishly decorated by William Kent.

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Kensington Palace

Unused from Queen Charlotte’s death in 1818 through to their recent restoration, the Royal Kitchens offer a fascinating insight into Georgian life.

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Kew Palace

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Conservation research

Examples of conservation research projects at Historic Royal Palaces