What’s on at Hampton Court Palace?
Standing proudly in the borough of Richmond-upon-Thames is the famous Hampton Court Palace. Despite its royal roots and traditional history, the palace boasts a modern offering and of all the hotels near Hampton Court Palace, ours is the closest to all the action!
History vs Modern Day
Hampton Court Palace was built in 1515 for Cardinal Thomas Wolseley, a favourite of the then-reigning Henry VIII. It is now one of the only two palaces to remain of the many owned by Henry VIII.
It is clear to see the rich cultural and historical background to this palace when you visit but more recently the palace is home to tours, music events, food festivals, open-air concerts and film showings. Along with a whole host of exciting events, they are also surrounded by majestic gardens – we think it would be difficult not to be impressed. With this in mind we have lined up events that we think simply cannot be missed this summer…
Hampton Court Palace Music Festival
Taking place in the Tudor Courtyard, the Palace’s music festival hosts a wide variety of world-class acts from the 6th to the 22nd June. If you’re looking for things to do in Surrey then this Festival is the perfect choice – featuring an open-air setting with unrivalled acoustics to ensure your experience is unforgettable. Don’t forget you can upgrade to VIP packages with select acts and once you have had the VIP experience at the Palace, our hotel is only a 7-minute walk away for your second luxury experience!
Sentebale Audi Concert
Raising funds for the Sentebale charity founded by Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso of the Basotho Royal Family; this year’s concert will be inviting notable names to perform in order to raise awareness for HIV and AIDS. Rita Ora will be headlining the concert, Audi UK will be supporting and the event will be a fantastic way to celebrate African and Western culture. The concert will be held on the 11th June.
RHS Garden Festival
Returning again for another year of fantastic flower displays, glorious gardens, celebrity talks and live music. There’s always something to see and do at the Festival so if you are attending as a family there’s bound to be something you all like – from flower crown making to cake decorating and plenty of other creative workshops to attend. The event will be running from the 4th to the 7th July, with a preview evening on the 1st July and RHS members on the 2nd and 3rd July.