Kensington Palace, London
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Princess Diana once lived at Kensington Palace, a favorite residence for many of history’s best-known royal figures. The palace has its origins in a Jacobean mansion built in 1605. Redesigned in 1689 to suit the needs of the joint monarchs William and Mary, the building was turned into a monumental palace by the acclaimed architect Christopher Wren. Visit this historic site to take a look at recent decades of royal fashions, explore the grand staircases once climbed by kings, stroll through the manicured gardens, and stand under the 12,000 Swarovski crystals that make up an impressive light fixture at the center of the building. Tickets purchased online allow access to the palace, gardens, and permanent exhibits, including Fashion Rules and Victoria Revealed. Put Kensington Palace and other London attractions into our London vacation route planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
No entramos al palacio solo lo visitamos por fuera y no me arrepiento de no haber entrado ya que el palacio en si es bastante corrientillo por fuera. Pero paseamos por los jardines que la verdad están... read more »Do not enter the single Palace we visit it out and I do not regret having not entered already that the Palace itself quite corrientillo is out. But walk through the gardens are very well the truth to make photographs.show original
We went to see the Royal Dress Collection. I didn't know very much about the Palace before going, so it was a nice surprise to find so much about Queen Victoria.
Mais um dos bonitos palácios reais. O Palácio de Kensington tem seu destaque por ser a antiga moradia da Princesa do Povo, a Lady Di. Guarda preciosas jóias.One of the most beautiful Royal palaces. Kensington Palace has its highlight being the former residences of the people's Princess, Lady Di. Guard precious jewels.show original
The grounds of Kensington are beautiful, opens up directly into the Park with a small Garden area outside to the left, and the Orangery (now a restaurant) further left when facing the park. There were four different self guided tours the museum offered with history from different time periods talked about on each. I chose the Victoria tour which was upstairs. The Victoria tour, for a very interested party, took me about an hour to walk through each of the rooms and devote time to reading each display and looking at every piece showcased. There are guides that can answer questions in each room, as well as printed guides that offer more detailed descriptions of the items showcased. If you were less interested than I, I could see doing this specific tour in thirty minutes, with a guess then of about two hours to complete all four. Inside the entry of the Palace, before you enter the museum section, there are two shops and a cafe, with seating inside and outside.
The Fashion Rules exhibit was so great! There is also plenty of really neat architectural and design features throughout the palace. The staff was very friendly and eager to share their knowledge of the history.
A good place to visit with various exhibitions. There is also an exhibition concerning fashions which is interesting for those fashionistas. There is also a nice cafe. You can drink a cup of coffee there and enjoy the view of the garden.
Somewhat overwhelming historical displays. I got there too close to closing time and did not get to see everything but what I did see was amazing.
Lovely grounds - well maintained too! Just watch out with children around the pond - there aren't any barriers. I didn't visit the inside, but I'll be sure to update this review if I ever do.
Unable to display map at this time. Please try again later.
Are you the owner of this business? Click here for promotion tips.