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What's on at the palaces

The Festive Fayre in Base Court at Hampton Court Palace. Large white tents cover the court and visitors can be seen looking at produce. The red-brick Tudor palace can be seen in the background.
Events Christmas

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as the Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.

06-08 December 2019

Hampton Court Palace

Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16:30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Choristers from the Chapel Royal choir skate on the ice at the Hampton Court Palace ice rinks in front of the Tudor west gate
Families Highlights

Prepare to be swept away by the seasonal atmosphere of Hampton Court Palace this Christmas as the ice rink returns for another year.

22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Day)

Hampton Court Palace

09:00 until late (10:00 until late on weekdays)

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Elizabeth Barton and Alice Wolfe, imprisoned in the Tower of London under Henry VIII, 1533
Families

Meet two of the Tower of London's prisoners during the turbulent times of King Henry VIII. Listen to their stories and decide if you should help them escape.

28 October - 23 December

Tower of London

Daily at 11:30, 13:00, 15:30

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Tower Green and scaffold site with the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula and the Beauchamp Tower in the background
Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of those condemned to execution at the Tower of London on Tower Green and the Scaffold Site.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Sculpture of a polar bear
Things to see

Discover why exotic animals were kept at the Tower of London and see how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

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Events Member only

See the Line of Kings and the Chapel of St John the Evangelist after hours with a White Tower guide, at the Tower of London.

16 December 2019 and 17 February 2020

Tower of London

18.30

Separate ticket (advance booking required)

Other pages that may be of interest

Christmas tree lit up with lights in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace at twilight

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.

The west front of Hampton Court Palace with the gardens in the foreground under a blue sky.

What's included in your palace ticket

Explore the home of Henry VIII, his wives and children with an admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace.

The Glasshouse Nursery. Showing Stuart Birnie, member of the Garden and Estates team, looking after a variety of summer bedding plants.

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.

Historic Kitchen Staff at Hampton Court Palace prepare roast beef on the spit in early Summer 2016.

A royal Christmas celebration | School session

Find out how Christmas was celebrated at Hampton Court Palace in this Key Stage 1 taught session.