Hampton Court Palace

Visitors to Hampton Court Palace during the summer months will be invited to encounter what life was like during the Tudor reign.

Hampton Court Palace in London will come alive this summer with everything ‘Tudor’, introducing live events that aim to teach those visiting about the different aspects of daily life in Tudor times.

Visitors will step into the declining years of Henry VIII’s reign as Hampton Court showcases plots and intrigue of the Tudor Court, offering up-close encounters with characters from the palace’s past.

The events taking place will focus on Henry VIII’s life, and the palace where his once favoured courtiers fell out of favour, and the succession of his queens who faced divorce and death. 

Tudor jousting and Medieval feasts 

One of the Tudor themed events is the Tudor Joust, which will take place on 15th and 16th July.

During this weekend, the palace gardens will ring out with the sound of charging horses hooves and the clash of metal as reenactors joust against each other as they would have done in the Tudor era.

Recreating the ceremony of the lavish royal entertainment, visitors will be immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of the Tudor court.

Groups visiting at any time over the summer can also enjoy a number of immersive foodie experiences that will take place daily until the end of August. 

Taking place in the Hampton Court Palace Tudor Kitchens, these food-themed events will see visitors join a team of historic cookery experts as they roast beef for King Henry’s table over the palace’s great fire.

More at Hampton Court Palace 

In addition to it’s Tudor-themed summer events, the palace will host a BBC Good Food Festival, taking place between 23rd and 25th August. Here, guests will enjoy first class food and entertainment in the palace gardens.

The weekend promises live demonstrations from top TV chefs and delicacies from hundreds of the UK’s finest producers.

Hampton Court’s food historians will also be joining in, exploring Georgian cookery and cooking up food fit for a king in the palace kitchens.

Groups of 15 or more can benefit from a 10% discount on admission rates at Hampton Court Palace.

For further information, visit www.hrp.org.uk