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Kensington Palace

| Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
+44 20 3166 6000
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Located close to Hyde Park it is a lovely stroll to get to the palace ..... absolutely historically beautiful! A must see if you are visiting London

Thank Loni L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunning views from the palace gardens! Very historical and good outing for children and adults! Take a nice picnic and entrance fee for the palace 👍🏼

Thank Nikki P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was quite a letdown. Walls were covered with art and murals but the rooms were sparsely furnished making it not any more interesting than a lot of other houses. The Diana exhibition was a saving grace but not really worth a visit. Plus it...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I spent around 2 hours looking through the Palace, it was very interesting and with the Diana Exhibition it brought back the memories i had of that time Dress by Dress. its amazing how they were all in the memory. we looked around the kings...More

Thank TILBO77
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We pre booked our tour of Kensington Palace, to be there at open and avoid the line ups. It was a good plan as we were the first to visit the Diana dress collection, which for any fan of Diana and great design is a...More

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the day that the new prince was born and, although one doesn't get anywhere near the living quarters, the news vans and barriers added a "frisson" of living history to my visit. Unfortunately, the exhibit re: Diana and her fashion was closed, but...More

Thank ebk16
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had great expectations of our visit to Diane’s fashions exhibit. It was nice but felt the rooms were very sparsely set out, I have been a National Trust member for years & there exhibitions I feel are much better presented. Staff were helpful though &...More

Thank Lisa R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Kensington Palace was enjoyable to see after a long walk in the Park the gates are nice to see and knowing the Royals still live here is interesting . If you visit make sure you walk the park it is fantastic to see. GREAT architecture...More

Thank rknack2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here after purchasing the Historic House pass which allows access to the Tower of London. Was a little disappointed with some of the rooms but the Princess Diana exhibit was lovely, The gardens were also beautiful especially on the hottest day of the year...More

Thank Carolyn F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lofty expectations in visiting this historic palace. The grounds are lovely, and you pass through the famous gilded gates to the palace where mourners laid thousands of flower bouquets when Princess Dianna died in the 90's. What surprised us, upon entering the palace,...More

1  Thank thaward
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margaret c
8 April 2018|
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Response from sanddsheppard | Reviewed this property |
The palace is open 10 to 5 or 6 daily. Due to the Diana fashion exhibit some dates and times maybe sold out. However the Diana exhibit closes near the end of April.
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garagefull
17 January 2018|
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Response from lakelover908 | Reviewed this property |
You could do but when we went the area where the dresses were was very congested but it should be possible on a quiet day.
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garagefull
17 January 2018|
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Response from ttimeatharrods | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, yes. I would enter Kensington and ask to go directly to The Diana exhibit.
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