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Kensington Palace
Kensington Palace
020 7376 2858
Opening: daily mid-March - mid Oct, 1000-1700 (Last Entry)
mid-Oct-mid-Mar 1000 -1600; closed 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan


Introduction to Kensington Palace, London

Built by Sir Christopher Wren for the William III in order to help him escape the smog of London and to help him with asthma. Kensington Palace has been for the last 300 years a private residence of the Royal family and still is to this day.

The Palace itself is fairly modest however this is more than made up for by the beautiful formal gardens. Many of the Palaces 17th centaury original feature still remain including the ceiling paintings by William Kent.

The Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection is a superb collection of sumptuous embroidered silk dress, ostrich feather fans and velvet shoes. The dress also includes dresses worn by HM Queen Elizabeth II and Diana Princess of Wales

The shop at Kensington Palace has recently been refurbished and the décor is now in keeping with the age and style of the palace itself. It stocks a wide variety of gifts ranging from exclusively designed china to lace accessories, guidebooks and postcards. You do not need a palace ticket to visit the shop.

Hotels Near Kensington Palace

  Thistle Kensington Park
De Vere Gardens, Kensington & Chelsea, London
Rooms from: £84.00
Distance: 0.3m)

  Kensington Close Hotel & Health Spa
Wright's Lane, High Street Kensington, Kensington & Chelsea, London
Rooms from: £60.00
Distance: 0.3m)

  Milestone Hotel Kensington
1 Kensington Court, Kensington, Kensington & Chelsea, London
Rooms from: £265.00
Distance: 0.3m)

   Comfort Inn Notting Hill
6-14PembridgeGardens, Notting Hill, Kensington & Chelsea, London.
Rooms from: £61.00
Distance: 0.4m)

   Westland Hotel
154 Bayswater Road, Bayswater,City of Westminster, London
Rooms from: £95.00
Distance: 0.4m)

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