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The gate of the Sunken Garden woven with plants and flowers at Kensington Palace under a partially cloudy sky
Highlights Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful gardens of Kensington Palace, including the intriguing Sunken Garden.

Open daily

Kensington Palace

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

The Beauchamp Tower, looking south towards an arrow loop window. A large wooden cross positioned on the floor can be partially seen in the foreground. 

The Beauchamp Tower was built between 1275-81 by King Edward I (1239-1307). It is named after Thomas Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick who was imprisoned in the tower in 1397, accused of high treason.
Things to see

Learn why people ended up as prisoners in the Tower of London, in the very rooms where some of them were held.

Open daily

Tower of London

Iron spikes descending from a stone arch, a portcullis, on the Bloody Tower
Things to see

Explore the Tower of London’s early years as a formidable fortress and discover why it has been both feared and revered.

Open daily

Tower of London

Visitors and live interpreters during the Hillsborough Castle Christmas celebrations in 2017
Families Tours and talks

Join the household as they prepare for a festive bazaar and plan their musical entertainment in 1895.

28 November to 23 December 2018

Hillsborough Castle

10:00-16:00

The East Front, showing detail of the top half of the statue of Queen Victoria after cleaning conservation in 2012.
Events Member only

Collections Curator Polly Putman will be delivering her talk Victoria: Making of an Icon

11 February 2019

Hampton Court Palace

12:00

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Christmas gift vouchers

This Christmas, give someone special the opportunity to visit Kensington Palace, before the critically-acclaimed Diana: Her Fashion Story closes on 17 February 2019.

Old photograph of Prince George and Princess Mary of Teck in wedding outfits. The Duke wears naval uniform with the collar of the Order of the Garter and Mary of Teck wears a white satin wedding dress.

Royal Weddings

To mark the wedding of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on 19 May 2018, we explore the theme of royal weddings through some treasured objects on display at Kensington Palace.