London: Kensington Palace (Attractions)

London: Kensington Palace (Attractions)


Nearest Stations: High Street Kensington, Notting Hill Gate and Queensway
Address: Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX
Entry price: Adults – £16.50, Concessions – £13.70, Children (under 16) – Free
Typical opening hours: Daily from 10:00 to 17:00 (winter). Extended hours in summer.
Phone: 0203 166 6000

Kensington Palace, unlike many other royal palaces, is open to the public year-round (except 24th to 26th December). 

The story of the palace spans back over 400 years to 1605 when the first house was built on this site – a small two-floor building. By 1689, William III and Mary II had bought the house to convert it into a palace.

The palace was the former home of Princess Diana, and is now home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Kate Middleton).

During a visit to the palace you can enjoy the King’s Staircase, the King and Queen’s state apartments, the “Victoria Revealed” exhibition, and much more.

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