His Royal Highness The Prince Philip,
Duke of Edinburgh

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.

 

 

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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.

Closed

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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 20 May

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Portraits and other works of art on display at the Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.
Things to see

Discover masterpieces by Rembrandt, Caravaggio, van Dyck, and more at the Cumberland Art Gallery at Hampton Court Palace.

Open 20 May

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Guns are fired from the Tower of London wharf in front of the Thames with Tower Bridge in the background
Things to see

See special commemorative firings at the Tower of London on the Gun Park located on the Wharf.

Postponed

Tower of London

13.00

Free

A Yeoman Warder gives a tour to a group of visitors outside the chapel of St Peter Ad Vincula at the Tower of London
Highlights

Discover captivating stories of pain and passion, treachery and torture with our Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London.

Closed

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The King's State Apartments interior
Highlights Things to see

Wander through the lavish rooms of the King's State Apartments, each one grander than the last, at Kensington Palace.

Closed

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Group visits

Visiting the Tower in a group? Group discounts and savings are available on our tickets for groups of 15+. Find out more and book online today.

Aerial view of the Tower of London from the north, showing the White Tower in the centre of the fortress

FAQs

Can't find the information you need? Browse our FAQs for details of military discount, lost property and more.

Exterior view of the White Tower

Getting here

Find out how to get to the Tower of London by tube, bus, rail, boat, car or bicycle with our easy-to-follow directions.

Shopping

Indulge in a souvenir of your trip to the Tower, from replica armour, jewellery, clothing and costumes, there’s something for everyone in our gift shops.

Exterior view of the White Tower

Accessibility

The Tower of London aims to be accessible to all - find out more about accessibility for those with mobility needs or visual impairments.