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Kensington Palace, London

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Castle · Garden
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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  • Good zoo for a school visit but quite depressing 😕 wild animals should be in a jungle not in cages the shop is good  more »
  • The blandest and dullest of all Royal residences in fact it might be the least interesting Palace in the whole world. The architecture is contemporary and just like all other high end billionaires...  more »
  • We went in late October when we were still having many restrictions. It was superb timing as very few others were visiting. Social distancing and time to look and read things were far better than...  more »
  • I didn't hate this place it was Princess Diana's anniversary of her death many people attend this day some of us have been coming since 1997 spent 4 hours there met some old friends and new people. Diana is missed still loved and never ever forgotten she's now will are loved ones in heaven. Love Kevin
  • The palace grounds are beautiful. I did not have the opportunity to go inside, but I did see the surrounding gardens and park area, which were a sight to behold all on its own. Definitely worth the visit. My partner and I did afternoon tea here, and that was great. They had different dietary options (including gluten-free and vegan), and that was greatly appreciated. I had the vegan option, and it was good. Highly recommend.
  • A good example of history and Royal residences entwined. A creative and multimedia reconstruction of history of Queen Victoria's life. Very well done. Entry has to be purchased - better value if you have a membership for Royal palaces or something like that.
  • The palace is so nice to look at. We didn’t go inside as it was after hours, but the view was enough for us! You can walk around pretty much the entire place and the gardens are so nice. So much space to walk around!
  • It was a lovely day out.I liked the statue of Queen Victoria outside. The paintings inside where nice to look at,the information shown was very interesting. Great place for a day out in London highly recommended it.

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