Kensington Palace

This was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home of Princess Diana. King William 111 bought the house from the Earl of Nottingham in 1689 and had it remodeled by Sir Christopher Wren. At the time the house was a welcome respite from the unpredictable drains of Whitehall Palace. Several state rooms are open to the public, details. Set in the middle of the graceful Kensington Gardens its is near the fashionable shopping districts of Kensington, Knighstbridge and Chelsea

Kensington W8 tel 0171 937 7079
The state apartments are open to the public by guided tour only (tours leave every fifteen minutes and last one hour)
Location On western edge of Kensington Gardens, mid way between the Bayswater and Kensington entrances. No vehicles inside park, limited meter parking outside. Nearest underground; High Street Kensington, Gloucester Road (then bus) or
Opening Times
May- Sept 10am- 5pm (last tour 4.15pm)
Admission Prices
Adults £6.00 Children £4.00


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