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What's on at the palaces

A Live Interpreter dressed as a Tudor Yeoman of the Guard, wearing a red livery coat with HR and Tudor Rose, and holding a halberd.

The shadow of Henry VIII is gone. Music, dance and fun fill the air. Have you got what it takes to make friends with the old king’s children? And is romance at last in the air for ex-Queen Katherine Parr?

10-18 February 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Events Families

Built between 1526 and 1529, the royal tennis courts at Hampton Court Palace were used regularly by Henry VIII and you can view them as part of your visit.

Summer only

Hampton Court Palace

Things to see
Sculpture of a polar bear

Discover the fascinating stories of the many exotic animals kept at the Tower of London and explore how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.

Open daily

Tower of London

Families Things to see
Real Tennis World Champion, Camden Riviere, competing in 2017 Real Tennis Champions Trophy at the Royal Tennis Court.

The Annual International Real Tennis event returns to Hampton Court to celebrate this ancient game, played by Henry VIII.

16 July - 22 July 2018

Hampton Court Palace

Events
A food historian in period costume preparing traditional Tudor meat dish at a wooden table in the Tudor Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Explore Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court and transport yourself back to the heyday of royal feasting and entertainment.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Families Highlights Things to see
Actor dressed as Medieval Lady

Step back seven hundred years in time and into the palace of King Edward I, Hammer of the Scots.

02 January - 09 February 2018

Tower of London

Families

11:00–12:30 and 13:30–15:30