Dear Rabbi Simon,
I would like to visit Hampton Court Palace while I’m in London but I’m not sure if, as Jews, we are forbidden to visit the Palace because there is a chapel there. Would it be OK to visit the palace but avoid the chapel?
Thank you for your question.
You may visit the Hampton Court Palace site in general, but you should avoid entering the Chapel Royal itself (even just as a tourist), as it remains a functioning church. There is plenty to see in the rest of Hampton Court Palace. You won’t feel deprived by missing the chapel! I hope you have a great time.
Rabbi Rashi Simon