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Kensington Palace History

Kensington Palace has over 400 years of history built by Sir George Coppin back in 1605 in Kensington village as the Nottingham House.  King William and Queen Mary purchased Nottingham House from Daniel Finch for £20, 000 in 1689. Later, they asked Christopher Wren the architect of St Paul’s Cathedral to extend the Nottingham House into a palace. They wanted to avoid costs and save money, so; he kept the same house foundation. This is just to give you an idea.


Where is the Palace?

The Palace is in the Kensington area of London and has been one of the British Royal Family residency for over 300 years. In 1981, when Charles and Diana got married, they lived in this Palace. Prince William (The Duke of Cambridge) and Prince Harry both were born and raised there. William and Harry went to nursery and schools in the Notting Hill area. Charles and Diana lived in the palace even after their divorce in 1996 until Diana died in 1997. Their residence has opened doors for the visitors to see the royal life. Though Charles and Diana are no more in us but they have left some great things for their fans. Now visitors see this place as a wonder.

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Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry and some Royal family members are living in the palace. 

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Diana exhibition

In this section, you will find all the fashions, styles, and clothes of Princess Diana. Kensington Palace Diana exhibition will manifest some great glimpses of the princess. The exhibition will show you all the great clothes of the princess even which she wears in the 1988 state dinner in Bangkok. The fans and lovers see these things insanely. They find themselves in the realm of another world. They pour great love to Diana and her clothes.

The Highlights of the Visit

The surprise will capture you at the start of your visit to the palace. You will see some amazing people here. There will be the smiling faces of the kids, and eagerness of the elders, and the excitement of the youth. All these people will see the royal palace in eagerness. At the entrance hall, you will see some incredible costumes of the Royal Family members. Not only you will see only costumes but there will be amazing architecture.

So. the point is that with each step there are ideas which leads you toward the next step. There some great places to visit such as:

  • Discover the exciting palace history while you explore.
  • Pay a visit to one of the UK’s most historic royal residency.
  • Look at The King’s Gallery, Staircase, and the State Apartments.
  • Visit the stunning Sunken Garden.

Ticket Price

Adult £19.50
Child (5 – 15 Years) £9.70
Concession (65+)/Student £15.50
Family 1 (2 Adults + 3 Children) £48.80
Family 2 (1 Adult & 3 Children) £36.20

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Opening hours

The Palace is open every day except 24-26 December. 1st March – 31st October the palace is open from 10 am to 6 pm, but the last admission is 5 pm. 1st of November to 29th February from 10 am to 4 pm and the last admission is 3 pm. You should follow the time table. It will help you to enjoy your visit. Otherwise you will find yourself in lots of troubles. Because no one want to face delays and waits.

Attractions near Kensington Palace

There are some beautiful places and attractions near the palace. Places like Round Pond, Kyoto Garden, Italian Garden, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk.

These attractions will give you a taste of pure nature and the beauty of nature. You will observe lots of birds and animals and blooming flowers of different colours. The wide areas of green grass will add more beauty to the view. The scenes are endless. This can add an exciting enjoy and memorable moments to your visit. 

They all are peaceful and perfect to visit. Also, you can visit attractions like the Royal Albert Hall, Natural History Museum, Science Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum.

How to get there by Bus?

The following bus routes stop near the palace. Bus number 70, 94, 148, 390 towards Bayswater Road and 9, 10, 49, 52, 70,452 towards Kensington High Street.

Kensington Palace Tube 

Where is the Kensington Palace Tube? There are three tube stations are about 10 minutes walking distance from the palace. Before you start your journey, don’t forget about buying your Oyster Card to reduce the travel cost.  The closest Underground Stations is the Queensway(Central Line). From all three Stations, you need to walk about 10 to 15 minutes to get to the Palace. The access is from Hyde Park.

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