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What's on at the palaces

Tours and talks

Learn more about Henry VIII's favourite sport and get hands-on with the unique equipment in these 30-minute talks.

16-21 July 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Start times listed in the daily programme available upon arrival

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Real Tennis World Champion, Camden Riviere, competing in 2017 Real Tennis Champions Trophy at the Royal Tennis Court.
Events

See the favourite sport of Henry VIII played out on the historic tennis court at Hampton Court Palace.

15-21 July 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

The King's Great Bedchamber, looking north. 

Objects seen include the state bed (1716) carved by Richard Roberts (active 1714-29), "Purchase of the Field of Ephron" wall tapestry attributed to Pieter Coeck van Aelst (1502-50) (on the right of the image), also showing part of the ceiling painting (c1701) by Antonio Verrio (c. 1639-1707).
Things to see

Enjoy the beautiful State Apartments and private rooms of William III and Mary II at Hampton Court Palace as part of your visit.

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)

Blind person using the audio tour sat in the Processional Route.
Tours and talks

Hold the stories of Hampton Court Palace in your hands and experience history where it happened with an audio guide tour.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Visitors explore Henry VIII's Kitchens after re-interpretation in 2018.
Families Highlights

Transport yourself back to the heyday of Tudor feasting and entertainment in Henry VIII's Kitchens at Hampton Court Palace.

Open daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)