Tudor History in London

The Tudor dynasty reigned from 1485 when Henry VII defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

His son Henry VIII seized Hampton Court Palace from his Chief Minister Thomas Wolsey in 1514 and transformed it into his favourite palace, with vast Tudor kitchens that you can still explore today.

Other historical Tudor landmarks you can explore include Lambeth Palace, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London where Henry VIII’s second wife Anne Boleyn was taken through traitors’ gate, imprisoned and executed.

Elizabeth I's accession to the throne brought about the heyday of the English theatre, and Londoners flocked to theatres including The Globe where William Shakespeare’s plays were performed.