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Kensington Palace, London

Kensington Palace has been home to the royal family for over 300 years and was where Diana Princess of Wales resided. Today it is the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Kensington Palace holds a wealth of history with many Royals calling it home over the years. It has all the glamour and grandeur you would expect of a palace. The King's Apartment has an amazing collection of old masters including Tintoretto and Van Dyck and the staircase walls are painted with William Kent's life sized portrayal of George I's court.

The magnificent State apartments are open to the public and include an exhibition of Diana's dresses and Princess Margaret's love of fashion.

Visit the Orangery to sample one of the finest tea selections in London as well as a range of premium wines and champagnes. A typical visit to Kensington Palace lasts about 2 hours.

Opening Times

Open daily including bank holidays except from 24th -26th December
Summer opening times 10-6pm
Winter opening times 10-5pm

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Ticket Prices

Adult - £12.30
Child - £6.15
Student - £10.75
Senior - £10.75
Family - £34.00
Under 5yrs - Free

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Disabled Facilities

There are some areas with difficult stairs and areas where wheelchair access is limited.

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More Information

Telephone: 0844 482 7799
Email: kensingtonpalace@hrp.org.uk

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Kensington Palace State Apartments
Kensington Gardens
London

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2-24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT
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60 Hyde Park Gate, London, W8 5AS
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