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Join Siobhan Clarke at the Banqueting Hall for an exclusive tour of this revolutionary building.

9 November and 30 November 2019, 15 February and 29 February 2020

Banqueting House

10:30 and 12:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Real Tennis World Champion, Camden Riviere, competing in 2017 Real Tennis Champions Trophy at the Royal Tennis Court.
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See the favourite sport of Henry VIII played out on the historic tennis court at Hampton Court Palace.

14-19 July 2020

Hampton Court Palace

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

The staircase was painted by William Kent and completed in 1724. The walls depicts an elaborate arcaded gallery with figures behind a balustrade. Many are identifiable as members of King George I's court. The wrought iron balustrade is by Jean Tijou
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Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.

Open daily

Kensington 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 daily (closed 18-29 November 2019)

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Panoramic view of the famous west front of Hampton Court showing the Tudor half of the palace.
Events Member only

Join author Melita Thomas as she talks about her new book on the family of Lady Jane Grey.

18 November 2019

Hampton Court Palace

14:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

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Visitors walking through Base Court covered in snow
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Join author George Goodwin as he talks about his new book Christmas Traditions: A Celebration of Christmas Lore.

4 November 2019

Hampton Court Palace

14:00

Separate ticket (advance booking required)