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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.

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’s death in 1997.

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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

Kensington palace Diana exhibition – part of the palace devoted to exhibiting Diana’s wardrobe dresses in a stylish display. Kensington Palace Diana exhibition taking place every day where you can go through Princess Diana fashion life. The exhibition includes all the iconic clothes worn by the Princess, for example, the evening dress that she wore in the 1988 state dinner in Bangkok. 

The Highlights of the Visit

The moment of arriving at the palace and before the entrance hall, you will notice is the stunning landscape. Here, you experience outstanding costumes belonging to different Royal Family members over the hundreds of years and amazing architecture.

  • 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.

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.

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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