Historic Royal Palaces
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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer histories in our palaces
Home of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty
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)
Explore the beautiful private rooms at Kensington Palace where Mary II once took her meals, relaxed and entertained.
Included in palace admission (members go free)
Walk in the footsteps of royalty in the beautiful Kensington Palace gardens.
Discover the intriguing and unexpected characters depicted on the grand entrance to the King's State Apartments.
Explore the King's Gallery, which was transformed by William Kent to showcase the finest paintings of the Royal Collection.
Recreated using Madame Tussaud’s original mould, this glorious full colour bust of George III can be seen at Kew Palace.
Included in Kew Gardens admission
Discover an abundance of colour in the Hampton Court Palace gardens this Easter as our tulips and other spring flowers come into bloom.
Explore the home of Henry VIII, his wives and children with an admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace.
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.