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What's on at the palaces

Things to see

View Henry VIII's royal tennis courts, built in the 1520s and used regularly by the King and his courtiers.

April to October only

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Fountain Court, looking west. The courtyard fountain can just be seen through an archway on the left.
Member only Tours and talks

Get an expert’s guide of what there is to see and do at each palace with one of our State Apartment Warders at Hampton Court.

22 December 2018, 18 January and 16 February 2019

Hampton Court Palace

11:00 and 14:00

Free

A ghost tour guide stands on the Silverstick Stairs of Hampton Court Palace at night. A ghost representing Jane Seymour appears behind him.
Events Tours and talks

Discover stories of spooky apparitions and paranormal activity on an evening ghost tour of Hampton Court Palace.

Dates in January and February (sold out)

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Child Christmas wreath making at the palace
Families

Take part in our weekend craft activities and add a personal touch to your Christmas preparations.

Weekends throughout December

Hampton Court Palace

Drop in at times listed

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Costumed Interpreters dressed as Edwardian grace and favour residents preparing the palace for the Christmas season with a festive wreath in front of the fire in the Tudor kitchens.
Families

The grace-and-favour residents of 1906 request the pleasure of your company in the Great Hall as they prepare for their Christmas pageant.

01 December 2018 - 06 January 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Daily at 12:00 and 14:00 in the Great Hall

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Events Families

Get Christmas off to a traditional start by singing carols through some of the palace courtyards.

17-21 and 23 December 2018

Hampton Court Palace

18:00 and 20:00

Separate ticket (advanced booking required)

Other pages that may be of interest

Our growing year

A team of 42 gardeners and specialists look after the 60 acres of formal gardens and 750 acres of royal parkland at Hampton Court Palace.

Garden highlights

Browse some of the highlights at Hampton Court Gardens.

Illustration showing Henry VIII and other Victorian characters in Hampton Court Palace.

Christmas at Hampton Court Palace

Join us for some Christmas cheer in the chambers, galleries and gardens of Hampton Court Palace.

History of the exhibition

Explore the history behind the spectacular Line of Kings exhibition at the Tower.

A Royal Christmas Celebration

Find out how Christmas was celebrated at Hampton Court Palace.