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The Rubens ceiling

The crowning glory of the Banqueting House

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.

Accessibility

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

The gardens at Hampton Court Palace

A brief history of the famous royal gardens

Historic Royal Palaces Collections

Our collections include more than 60,000 objects relating to the history of the palaces and the lives of those who have lived within them.

Architectural drawings

The Historic Royal Palaces Architectural Drawings Collection is an archive of historic and modern drawings detailing the architectural histories of the palaces in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

WHAT'S ON AT THE PALACES

  • For members
  • Events

Members-Only Ceremony of the Keys

Members-only access to the traditional locking up of the Tower of London, the Ceremony of the Keys.

  • 16 June, 14 July, 18 August and 08 September 2024
  • 21:30
  • Tower of London
  • Separate ticket (advance booking required)
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  • Things to see

The King's State Apartments

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

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

The King’s Gallery

Explore the King's Gallery, which was transformed by William Kent to showcase the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.

  • Open
  • In line with palace opening hours
  • Kensington Palace
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

Inigo Jones' architecture

Find out what remains of Whitehall – known as one of the first examples of Palladianism in British architecture.

  • Closed
  • Banqueting House
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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  • Things to see

Gun salute

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

  • Selected dates
  • Tower of London
  • Free
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  • Tours and talks

Queen Charlotte: A Kew Palace Story Tour

Get to know Queen Charlotte more closely in the intimate setting of Kew Palace, in our brand-new tour.

  • Daily
  • 14:00 (tours last 30 minutes)
  • Kew Palace
  • Separate ticket
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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.

Accessibility

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

Historic Royal Palaces Collections

Our collections include more than 60,000 objects relating to the history of the palaces and the lives of those who have lived within them.

Architectural drawings

The Historic Royal Palaces Architectural Drawings Collection is an archive of historic and modern drawings detailing the architectural histories of the palaces in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

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The Lost Tiltyard Tower at Hampton Court Palace

Archaeologists at Hampton Court Palace have uncovered the remains of one of the palace’s famous five lost Tiltyard Towers. The discovery of this green-glazed tile floor has solved a three-hundred-year-old mystery.