Spend a spooky evening walking around Hampton Court Palace through dark courtyards, lamp-lit cloisters and shadowed rooms.
An expert guide will share spine-tingling tales of where all the ghostly apparitions have previously appeared, and then send you tip-toeing through Henry VIII's Haunted Gallery — all alone! They also offer a few family-friendly tours which are a bit less scary.
Winter evenings can be very cold by the river so your ticket also includes a warm drink in the darkened Tiltyard Cafe.
Craig has been on this tour himself and thoroughly recommends it. Read his review before you go so you can see what it's like. You should be aware that it's not a full tour of Hampton Court. The whole thing takes place in pitch black darkness, so if you want to properly appreciate the rooms then you should return during the daytime. The best room in the palace is the famous Chapel Royal, and you'll have to attend a choral mass to see the best of that one. Read Craig's daytime review to see what all the other rooms are like.
Craig’s review – “Well this is pretty spooky already, and it hasn't even started yet... I'm sitting by the river next to Hampton Court listening to the bangs and crackles of Bonfire Night. There is a battle of booms and rifle shots going off in the sky, but I can't see a thing because of the wall of trees before me. There are no lamplights along the river so everything is dead dark. I… continued”
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration and talk about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
Medieval Banquet, with minstrels and knights – Wed to Sun – Enjoy a medieval banquet and be entertained by English knights and some singing minstrels and even King Henry VIII himself.
A Tudor Christmas, with Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke – 19 Nov 2018 – Historical author Alison Weir will be talking with Siobhan Clarke about how the Tudors celebrated Christmas.
Outdoor ice rink at Hampton Court Palace – 23 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIII's 500-year-old Tudor Palace.
Festive Fayre at Hampton Court Palace – 7 to 9 Dec 2018 – Hampton Court's Festive Fayre will have food and drink stalls, cookery demonstrations, and carol singing by the bandstand
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Victoria Revealed, at Kensington Palace – 24 May 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Kensington Palace will be exploring the life of Queen Victoria, using objects and excerpts from her journals and letters
Look for more Royal events taking place in November
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans