What To Expect
Host to the courts of William and Mary, Queen Anne, George I and George II
From Queen Mary to Queen Victoria and Princess Margaret to Princess Diana, it is the feminine influence of generations of Royal women that has shaped this stylish palace and its elegant gardens. Bought in 1689, the house was adapted for royal residence by Sir Christopher Wren and for the next 70 years it played host to the courts of William and Mary, Queen Anne, George I and George II. It was also the childhood home of Princess Victoria and the place where she found out she had become Queen.
Explore the finery of this stylish palace, and the stories behind it. Discover for yourself some of Kensington's sights and stories, whether you're planning your visit, or just wanting to learn more about this beautiful palace and its history.
Find out more about the extraordinary life of Diana, Princess of Wales
Visit the spots where history happened:
Mourning the Princess of Wales - Kensington Palace and gardens: the focus of an incredible public reaction to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Queen Victoria awakes - 20 June 1837 - Princess Victoria awakes at Kensington Palace to discover that she is the new Queen.
Discover the style and fashion legacy of Princess Margaret.
Daily - 10:00 to 18:00
Last admission 17:00
Daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Last admission 16:00
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