Coronation Weekend at Hampton Court Palace

EventsTo celebrate the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII’s coronation, Hampton Court Palace is hosting a series of celebrations over the weekend of 20th-21st June.


  • Starting with a spectacular river pageant, the flotilla will leave the Tower of London at 10am to arrive at the Palace at 3pm – passing through Teddington at 1-1:30pm where other craft and dignitaries will join the procession. The King and Queen themselves will be aboard a resplendent Jubilant for the ‘Stela’ Royal Procession.
  • Tudor cookery and King’s feast
  • Palace grounds open late until 10pm (separate evening-only tickets £5)
  • Fireworks at 9:45pm
  • Court jesters and fools, music and dancing
  • Children are invited to visit in Tudor costume


  • Tudor fun and games on the river
  • Water jousting
  • Boat races
  • Meet the King and Queen and his courtiers
  • Royal flotilla returns back to central London

Dine like a King with Tudor themed food in the Palace eateries or bring your own picnic to enjoy in the well-kept grounds.

Visit for more details & Palace ticket prices.

[Update 28th June] Some pictures of the flotilla passing through the lock have been added to the Teddington lock site.


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  • Wow! Went to HC today (21st) what a great day was had by all!!!!! Henry and his 6th wife (Kateryn Parr) were splendid. The Court Jester was an absolute hoot! The guy had us all in stitches .. old, young and GREEK!!!!!!!!!! Brilliant! Lets all hope that others can have as much fun in another 5oo years……. and that we shall be looking down on all the fun alongside the REALL Henry VIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to all who organised the event and Reinacted the pagentry. Love to you all xxxxxxxxxxx


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