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The Great Pagoda at Kew surrounded by blue sky and green trees
Things to see

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)

Kew Palace

Separate ticket

A large four poster bed covered in detailed period fabric, in a bedroom covered in dark green wall decor
Things to see

Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.

Open

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A floral display reading '200 years' outside the East Front of Kensington Palace, under a bright blue sky and surrounded by formal lawn. The palace is in the background.
Things to see

Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.

Open

Kensington Palace

Free

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
Highlights Things to see

Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.

Open

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

The bright red walls and hanging art in the King's Gallery at Kensington Palace
Things to see

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

Open

Kensington Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Full colour bust of George III on display at Kew Palace
Things to see

Recreated using Madame Tussaud’s original mould, this glorious full colour bust of George III can be seen at Kew Palace.

Open

Kew Palace

Included in Kew Gardens admission

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A display of red, blue and white tulips with other spring flowers in a garden

More What's On

Discover an abundance of colour in the Hampton Court Palace gardens this Easter as our tulips and other spring flowers come into bloom.

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.

Green and gold dragons on the Pagoda at Kew Palace

How we brought dragons back to Kew

80 new dragons now adorn the Great Pagoda at Kew once more, following a major conservation project by Historic Royal Palaces.