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Kensington Palace, London

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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. Kensington Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • Purchase of tickets is easy for the timed visits here. There are many rooms filled with items of the royalty over many years. Guides are plentiful and helpful. Worth a visit especially if you’re in... 
    Purchase of tickets is easy for the timed visits here. There are many rooms filled with items of the royalty over many years. Guides are plentiful and helpful. Worth a visit especially if you’re in...  more »
  • Took a tour of the inside whilst it rained outside. £20 is perhaps a little steep, but if you took out membership that would probably be better (perhaps not practical for out of town tourists) - it....  more
    Took a tour of the inside whilst it rained outside. £20 is perhaps a little steep, but if you took out membership that would probably be better (perhaps not practical for out of town tourists) - it....  more »
  • Surprisingly interested and well presented. They staff were friendly and some were very well informed. The main restaurant was good but failed to enquire about any allergies which nearly resulted in....  more
    Surprisingly interested and well presented. They staff were friendly and some were very well informed. The main restaurant was good but failed to enquire about any allergies which nearly resulted in....  more »
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  • Beautiful Palace. The designer exhibition was fascinating and seeing Diana's wedding dress was a treat. I also enjoyed the information regarding Queen Victoria's childhood home and her experience of living at Kensington Palace. The guides were very informative and made the exhibition come to life with their stories. I thoroughly enjoyed my day. So special to see where the Kings and Queens of the United Kingdom once lived and held court. Well worth a visit.
  • The staff is super nice. Really welcoming and very helpful. Its a lovely place to visit and the staff show a lot of respect and love for their job, they are very knowledgeable too! It is a beautiful place to visit with a lot of history. The garden is just as beautiful (even in early march when leaves were still missing on trees, the tulips and cherry blossoms were in full bloom). Definitely a relaxed and interesting visit.
  • Great place to visit especially if you are a historic fan. The Palace has lots of stuff to make our eyes explore the royal life. Great surroundings.. there is a small pond with lots of swans and birds. Children will have fun time. This is located near a very big park and great for families and friends weekend gatherings.
  • A truly awesome visit! It was amazing to visit here and explore what was once home to a young queen Victoria! Fascinating to learn all about the early life of such a revered woman and to stand in the same spot where she would meet the love of her life, Prince Albert. The whole palace is fascinating and I hope I can come back again someday (albeit with less achy feet from walking around the Tower the day before!).
  • Lovely place. Very romantic. Nice place to take a stroll to for romance, quiet time or just want to look at the scenery. You can also take a tour around Princess Diana's House which is opened to the public. There's also places there for you to have something to eat and there is also a gift shop.

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