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Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens
Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens

Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens

Reopened in 2018 following restoration, but closed during the winter months, Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens in April.

Mar
21
Kensington Palace to reopen with Princess Diana’s wedding dress
Kensington Palace to reopen with Princess Diana’s wedding dress

Kensington Palace to reopen with Princess Diana’s wedding dress

As Kensington Palace reopens to visitors, a new temporary exhibition set in the newly-conserved Orangery will explore the relationship between fashion designer and royal client.

Apr
26
2021
Hampton Court Palace reopens to the public
Hampton Court Palace reopens to the public

Hampton Court Palace reopens to the public

Although some of the gardens are already open, the main buildings at Hampton Court Palace remained closed, until now.

Jul
20
2020
Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace
Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace

Henry VIII’s “Field of Cloth of Gold” coming to Hampton Court Palace

Next year marks the 500th anniversary of one of the more important, and visually impressive diplomatic missions between the British and French monarchies, the Field of Cloth of Gold.

Nov
19
2019
The lost dress of Elizabeth I – Revealed
The lost dress of Elizabeth I – Revealed

The lost dress of Elizabeth I – Revealed

Imagine if someone from London arrived at your most rural of rural churches and told you that bit of old fabric on the wall is worth a king's ransom?

Oct
01
2019
Tickets Alert: Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens
Tickets Alert: Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens

Tickets Alert: Kew Garden’s Great Pagoda reopens

Reopened last year following restoration, but closed again for winter, Kew Garden's Great Pagoda reopens in April.

Mar
07
2019
The dragons have returned to Kew’s Great Pagoda
The dragons have returned to Kew’s Great Pagoda

The dragons have returned to Kew’s Great Pagoda

Famous for its long since removed dragons, the Great Pagoda in Kew has rarely been open to the public. Until now. And the dragons are back.

Jul
12
2018
Banqueting House – last survivor of the Palace of Whitehall
Banqueting House – last survivor of the Palace of Whitehall

Banqueting House – last survivor of the Palace of Whitehall

It looks just like yet another government building from the outside, yet this is in fact the last survivor of the Palace of Whitehall, witness to the death of a King and home to a Rubens masterpiece.

Nov
26
2017