- Kensington Palace unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives
- Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens and see where Prince William lives with Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and their two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte
- Experience life as a 17th and 18th-century royal courtier and see the new Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition
An actual royal palace - it's where Prince William lives with the Duchess of Cambridge and their two kids. Though you won't bump into them in the hallway, it's still a fascinating window into the lives of royals past and present. The Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibition celebrates the life and style of the 'People's Princess'.
London's Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years. At Queen Victoria's behest, the State Rooms were opened to the public in 1899, on her 80th birthday. Since then it's been both a private residence for the royal family and a public museum.
Head up the magnificent Grand Staircase, visit the King's State Apartments, and the King's Gallery. The beautifully ornate Cupola Room, and The Drawing Room will make you feel like you're among royalty (which, of course, you are).
Afterward, swing through the Palace Gardens. Wander the shady Cradle Walk and look out upon the ornamental flowers in the Sunken Garden. It's a great opportunity to practice your royal wave.
Diana: Her Fashion Story
This new exhibition celebrates the life and style of Diana, Princess of Wales. Trace the evolution of her unique style, from the somewhat demure outfits of her first public appearances to the elegance and confidence of her later years.
In her honor, the Royal Gardens will be planted with plants and flowers inspired by memories of the life, image, and style of the 'People's Princess'.
- Palace access
- Exhibition access
Winter November 1st - February 28th
- Daily: 10:00 - 17:00 (Last admission 16:00)
Summer March 1st - October 31st
- Daily :10:00 - 18:00 (Last admission 17:00)
- Underground: nearest station: High Street Kensington (10-15 min walk), Queensway (10-15 min walk) or Notting Hill Gate (20 - 25 min walk).
- Bus: Nr: 70, 94, 148, 390 to Bayswater Road or 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, and 452 to Kensington High Street.
Castle medium. Clear presentation of its history. Staff very pleasant and willing to help foreigners we were.