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Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
+44 20 3166 6000
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Once the favored home of kings and queens, this royal residence, redesigned by Christopher Wren for William and Mary in 1689, was home to Princess Diana, and today features the Court Dress collection.
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Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
+44 20 3166 6000
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Reviewed yesterday

I've never visited this Palace and bought a Historic Royal Palaces annual pass so that I could visit this and the other Palaces for a good price. slightly disappointed with the content of the Palace rooms - it seemed slightly dumbed down to me. I...More

Thank Abigail L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Purchased tickets way in advance on their website as sell out quickly! A definite must visit if 1st time to London. Beautiful rooms, interesting history, but what's most exciting is the Princess Diana dress exhibit - breathtaking a Thursday and crowds not bad, except in...More

Thank travelinspiration
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our visit but unfortunately were very disappointed by the cafe. When we arrived at around 1130, the first thing we wanted to do was get a coffee. We queued up for around 10-15 minutes only to be told at the counter that the...More

Thank buffalou73
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with my wife today and the full entrance price of £19 is a bit hefty. Only a small part of the palace is open to the public and what is open seems to have been prettty much stripped of any furniture. This makes the...More

Thank Willie_Bucket
Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I went to see this Exhibition recently. It was very well done and the part of the old Palace open to the public was a very interesting historical building to view. These Princesses were the Queen Consorts of Georges II and III,...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Diana Exhibition was really well presented and also the Queen Victoria section of Exhibition was tremendously interesting.

Thank PatrickTNorwich
Reviewed 3 days ago

When we visited Kensington Palace -- my wife, her cousin and myself on April 7th, 2017 -- we saw the King's State Apartments, The Queen's apartments, and a special exhibit of Princess Diana ("Diana - Her Fashion Story"). The King's Apartments showcase King George II...More

1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If so then you might get something from the exhibition but this is grossly overpriced . It's not all bad but there just isn't enough - some advice re the 'Queens gallery', don't bother.

Thank NorthEastnostromo
Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived on a wet Friday lunchtime in September, no queues was great we just walked in & paid! Beautiful Palace both inside & out in the grounds. The staff are really knowledgeable & could answer any question that we asked, all very helpful. Had a...More

Thank michellejacobs455
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived mid morning on a glorious September morning. We felt the signage wasn't helpful as we queued at what we thought was the entrance, only to find it was the café and shop. We had purchased online tickets but there was no benefit in...More

1  Thank jfjackson
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Justine L
18 September 2017|
Response from lakelover908 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 2 hours. It would depend if you had to queue for the Diana Exhibition. We did not have to.
16 September 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
To go around all the exhibits and sunken garden - 2hrs is plenty. If you have booked a tour which includes Afternoon Tea in the Orangery (which is great) then allow an additional 45mins for that.
14 September 2017|
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Response from Eliz329 | Reviewed this property |
We.bought the tickets online. They were for a specific time. We went in the morning and had lunch afterwards in the cafe. (Try the ice cream cone)There was a short queue, but those without tickets had no guarantee of getting... More