Historic Royal Palaces joins the Royal Family and millions of people across the country in mourning the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Following the death of His Royal Highness, there will be changes to opening hours for the gardens at Hampton Court Palace and Hillsborough Castle. For further information, please read our FAQs page.
Historic Royal Palaces
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Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty
Henry VIII's historic meeting with his great rival François I in 1520 was a defining point in his reign
Where royal chocolate makers prepared this expensive delicacy
The kitchens have survived, practically untouched
In the Tudor period, a monarch’s home was centre of the nation
Royal food and table manners at the Tudor court
Get a fascinating insight into Georgian life at Kew Palace in the Royal Kitchens, preserved as they were in 1818.
From 4 June open daily from 11.00 (last entry 16.00)
Included in Kew Gardens admission
Experience the recreated Kitchen Garden, which would have fed the Georgian royals and now supplies Henry VIII's Kitchens.
Hampton Court Palace
Included in gardens admission (members go free)
Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.
Open 20 May
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Listed in 2005 as the world's longest grape vine, the Great Vine at Hampton Court Palace is a fantastic spectacle.
Cook along with our food historians to recreate delicious Tudor and Georgian recipes and learn more about the history of royal food.