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Meet the Glorious Georges

See, hear, taste and take in the scents of Georgian London's high life in a vibrant season of events and exhibitions at Hampton Court, Kensington and Kew palaces

By Time Out in association with Historic Royal Palaces

Gin and cake tastings, evenings of music and fireworks, scandalous gossip tours and even a jelly party are just a few of the ways you can immerse yourself in the celebrations at London’s Historic Royal Palaces, marking the 300th anniversary of George I’s arrival from Germany to take the British throne. Watch our behind the scenes videos from the palaces to find out more about this special season.

In the Georgian period, everything from politics to fashion, science to scandal was played out in the London royal residences at Hampton Court, Kensington and Kew. Incredibly, we can still get close to these stories in the rooms and gardens where such events took place. For ‘The Glorious Georges’, Historic Royal Palaces are presenting life at Hampton Court, Kensington and Kew palaces as it would have been during the reigns of Georges I, II and III.

Kensington Palace

Attractions Sightseeing Kensington

Katie Dailey talks cutting-edge fashion in the sumptuous court of King George II and Queen Caroline at Kensington Palace, with Deirdre Murphy, Curator at Historic Royal Palaces.


Kew Palace

Attractions Historic buildings and sites Kew

Alex Plim gets a taste for life in King George III’s Kew Palace kitchen with Marc Meltonville, Food Historian at Historic Royal Palaces.


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