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Address: Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
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+44 (0)20 3166 6000
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Once the favored home of kings and queens, this royal residence, redesigned...

Once the favored home of kings and queens, this royal residence, redesigned by Christopher Wren for William and Mary in 1689, was home to Princess Diana, and today features the Court Dress collection.

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Visited Kensington Palace with family (1 × grandparent + 2 kids 8yrs and 11 yrs). Was enough jet to keep all entertained for an hour or so. Good intro to Palace life but we have... read more

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Kensington Palace with family (1 × grandparent + 2 kids 8yrs and 11 yrs). Was enough jet to keep all entertained for an hour or so. Good intro to Palace life but we have no other Palace experiences to compare to. Cafe was nice for lunch, food was good, place was clean, prices reasonable.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm usually a huge fan of London museums, which are imaginatively curated and inexpensive (often free). Sadly, Kensington Palace is neither of these. The static exhibits are dull and poorly-lit, and the admission price is steep. Save your money and take a walk in Hyde Park instead!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A gorgeous area for photo opportunities! In addition, the palace is surrounded by Kensington Gardens and not too far from many other landmarks and parks, such as, Hyde Park, The Albert Memorial and V&A Museum, so it makes for a great area to explore. It was also very easy to get to this area as quite a few Underground stations... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am a member of the Royal Historic Palaces, the card that gets you into the Tower, Hampton Court, etc. and this was next on my list. And it was my birthday. Quite excited. Oh dear!!! This is a very dull place to visit, with a very confusing and poorly curated exhibition. Very little to see. Lots of silly writing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We found the story of Queen Victoria very moving, from a lonely childhood, to marry young and become Queen then to be widowed. Most of the exhibits are from documents, interests and moments in Queen Victoria's life. Loved the grand King's staircase with the stunning murals to the less ornate Queen's staircase and the magnificent paintings, tapestries and sculptures in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a 3 hour visit to Kensington Palace and the grounds around there - Orangery, Sunken Garden and pond. Loved the Christmas tree in the stairwell in the Queen's state apartments. We lucked out and were in time for a nice performance from the Prince Regent's Band performance of Victorian carols and Christmas music played on 19th century instruments.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting great things.... not a good start i guess. Kensington Palace!!!!!! so well known today as being the home of many of our present members of the Royal family... though not a word was said about them... they might as well not have existed. For the exorbitant price of 27.50 pounds I don't feel i was too off... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my family and I went, we got there shortly after they had opened and it wasn't that crowded at all. They don't have an audio guide here which would actually be better if they did, but it's fine without it. The rooms are pretty interesting and nicely maintained. They have seasonal exhibits that are closed a lot so be... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my grandson to visit Kensington Palace and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There was a Victorian exhibition to see and also outfits of Princess Diana, the Queen and Princess Margaret, very interesting. The restaurant looked very nice but only small so we couldn.t get a seat and had to leave. The renovations really good, a nice afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are three apartments open to the public. I especially enjoyed Queen Victoria's apartment...so full of history and followed her career as Queen. Four years ago, I visited the palace and took a couple of hours going through it. Have returned to London for the holidays and saw the advertisement for a Victorian Christmas at the Palace. Decorations were based... More 

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