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Kensington Palace, London

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Princess Diana once lived at Kensington Palace, a favorite residence for many of history’s best-known royal figures. The palace has its origins in a Jacobean mansion built in 1605. Redesigned in 1689 to suit the needs of the joint monarchs William and Mary, the building was turned into a monumental palace by the acclaimed architect Christopher Wren. Visit this historic site to take a look at recent decades of royal fashions, explore the grand staircases once climbed by kings, stroll through the manicured gardens, and stand under the 12,000 Swarovski crystals that make up an impressive light fixture at the center of the building. Tickets purchased online allow access to the palace, gardens, and permanent exhibits, including Fashion Rules and Victoria Revealed. Kensington Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • The walk from the park up to the gates is relaxing the gates itself had Princess Diana stuff and flowers at the side I never went into the palace was very busy so I sat in the garden and watch the... 
    The walk from the park up to the gates is relaxing the gates itself had Princess Diana stuff and flowers at the side I never went into the palace was very busy so I sat in the garden and watch the...  more »
  • Very interesting visit to Kensington Palace. The photograph display rooms were beautiful and some truly stunning pictures through history from Queen Mary up to William, Kate and their children. Took.....  more
    Very interesting visit to Kensington Palace. The photograph display rooms were beautiful and some truly stunning pictures through history from Queen Mary up to William, Kate and their children. Took.....  more »
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  • Great place to visit especially if you are a historic fan. The Palace has lots of stuff to make our eyes explore the royal life. Great surroundings.. there is a small pond with lots of swans and birds. Children will have fun time. This is located near a very big park and great for families and friends weekend gatherings.
  • This is the Palace of the "Young Royals" one of many Royal residence throughout the UK. It was a short walk about 5-6 minutes from the Hilton at Hyde Park where we spent almost a week. Also a memorial garden to Princess Diana. We spent about two hours touring at a leisure pace. They had an exhibit "Life Through a Royal Lens" which had a fascinating collection of photos of the royal family many candid and family shots. It was about $25pp for entry. We had a tight schedule, we had a reservation to do "High tea at the Palace" it starts at 34£ pp. Advance reservations recommended.

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