Historic Royal Palaces
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Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer histories in our palaces
Where royal chocolate makers prepared this expensive delicacy
Who were the kings who gave their name to an age?
An elegant retreat for Britain's royal family
The kitchens have survived, practically untouched
Re-opens for pre-booked private tours from June 2021. See The Great Pagoda at Kew Palace, now returned to its 18th-century splendour.
Open from June 2021 (pre-booked tours)
Take time to explore and relax in these world-renowned gardens without the usual crowds.
Hampton Court Palace
Included in all admission tickets (members go free)
Recreated using Madame Tussaud’s original mould, this glorious full colour bust of George III can be seen at Kew Palace.
Open 4 June 2021
Included in Kew Gardens admission
Get a fascinating insight into Georgian life at Kew Palace in the Royal Kitchens, preserved as they were in 1818.
Open 4 June 2021 (volunteer-led guided tour)
See Queen Charlotte's chair and bedroom conserved as they were during her lifetime on the request of Queen Victoria.
Wander the intimate bedrooms of Princesses Elizabeth, Augusta and Amelia, daughters of George III, at Kew Palace.
Discover an abundance of colour in the Hampton Court Palace gardens this Easter as our tulips and other spring flowers come into bloom.
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.
Browse some of the highlights at Hampton Court Gardens.
80 new dragons now adorn the Great Pagoda at Kew once more, following a major conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces.