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Detail of The Queen's Drawing Room at Hampton Court Palace with Queen Anne in the centre surrounded by personified virtues.
Families Highlights

Explore the baroque palace and decide if you could be a royal favourite.

Until 31 March 2019 (excluding 16-24 February)

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at 11:45, 13:15 and 14:45 in Clock Court. Duration 40 minutes.

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Highlights Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace that were once used by Queen Mary II for relaxation and sleep.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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 daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Families

Meet a character from history, explore the palace, complete challenges and win a badge in your Digital Mission!

Daily

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The blue and gold vaulted ceiling of the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of kings and queens at the Chapel Royal, which has been in continuous use for almost 500 years.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The Royal Tennis Court in 2016 after conservation, looking south-west along the Middle Border towards the East Front. The Royal Tennis Court stands under a bright blue summer sky.
Things to see

Learn more about the favourite game of Henry VIII at the Royal Tennis Courts at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)