Open House Festival

The Mysterious Black Tudors - Westminster Family Trail



Westminster Abbey, Broad Sanctuary, SW1P 3JS

Celebrate the Open House Festival with this fun and interactive family event about Britain's forgotten history of the Black Tudors.

Getting there


Westminster, Victoria


Charing Cross, Victoria, Waterloo


148, 453, 87, 88

Additional travel info

Start - We meet outside the Westminster Abbey shop. End - We end at St James's Palace



Accessibility notes

There's access to a toilet in St James's Park.

What you can expect



About the trail

Help us solve the mystery of the forgotten history of the Black Tudors. Join us on our search for clues as we visit some of London’s Tudor buildings and take a peek into the lives of five Black Tudors.

We will visit Westminster Abbey, the remains of the Palace of Whitehall and St James's Palace with a short break in St James's Park. Please note that this event does not include admission to any of these buildings.

Who is the event suitable for?

Ideally, for parents/guardians with children aged 7+, but all ages are welcome!

What Do I Need To Bring?

The event involves a fair amount of walking, but we do stop off outside buildings and have a break in St James Park. Therefore, it is advised that you bring some snacks/drinks with you and wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

We will provide children with activity packs and pens/pencils to complete. There are prizes for the Tudor sleuths too.

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