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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
Highlights Things to see

Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.

Open from 30 July

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The bright red walls and hanging art in the King's Gallery at Kensington Palace
Things to see

Explore the King's Gallery, which was transformed by William Kent to showcase the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

Open from 30 July

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Vertical shot looking straight up at Rubens' Ceiling at Banqueting House Whitehall, London
Highlights Things to see

Marvel at Sir Peter Paul Rubens' ceiling in its original setting of Inigo Jones' spectacular Banqueting House.

Closed

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Photograph of visitors in the main hall of the Banqueting House
Things to see

See images of James I and Charles I among the important collection of art and sculpture at Banqueting House.

Closed

Banqueting House

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Two young girls look at a replica of a diamond silver tiara on a red display pillow in a historic room.
Things to see

Explore this stylish setting for Georgian entertainment, where Her Majesty The Queen still hosts dinners.

Closed

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

A middle-aged couple walk through the State Entrance Hall whilst other visitors explore behind them. The room features a stone-tiled floor with painted-effect stone walls. Large oil paintings and portraits in gold frames hang on the surrounding walls.
Things to see

Start your tour in the magnificent state entrance, where royals, politicians and peacemakers all enter the castle.

Closed

Hillsborough Castle

Included in combined castle tour and gardens tickets (members go free)

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Cumberland Art Gallery highlights

Find out more about the gallery and the display of works from the Royal Collection at Hampton Court Palace.

Historic Royal Palaces Collections

Historic Royal Palaces Collections

Green and gold dragons on the Pagoda at Kew Palace

How we brought dragons back to Kew

80 new dragons now adorn the Great Pagoda at Kew once more, following a major conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces.