Hampton Court unveils Chocolate Kitchen attraction

Date Posted: 01/10/2013

The newly restored Chocolate Kitchen will open at Hampton Court Palace from 14th February; enabling visiting school groups to sample King George I’s royal hot chocolate.

The 18th century Chocolate Kitchen will combine the re-creation of historic interiors with live interpretation and an audio-visual display demonstrating how this royal beverage was made by Thomas Tosier - personal chocolate maker to George I and George II.

Hampton Court Palace was one of the first places in Britain where chocolate was served. At the time it was considered an expensive and exotic product, and therefore exclusively enjoyed by the aristocracy.

King William III even employed a chocolate maker and built a chocolate room at Hampton Court Palace specifically for the storage and production of this indulgent commodity.

The unveiling of the Chocolate Kitchen will be the first of a number of new experiences and re-presentations that Historic Royal Palaces will unveil at Hampton Court to commemorate 300 years since George I’s accession to the throne in 2014.

For more school trip information contact:

0844-482 7770
groupsandtraveltrade@hrp.org.uk

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