Kensington Palace

Activity code: KP

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  • Visit one of the UK’s most historic royal residences – Kensington Palace
  • Explore The King’s Gallery, the King’s Staircase and the King’s State Apartments
  • Venture through the gorgeous Sunken Garden
  • Learn the fascinating history of the Palace as you explore


Kensington Palace
A residence of the Royal Family since the 17th century, Kensington Palace is the official London home of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge and you’ll get the chance to venture behind the royal doors!

You’ll arrive at the Palace through beautiful landscaped gardens before stepping through the entrance hall and into the plush King and Queen’s State Apartments. Here, you can soak in exceptional architecture and costumes that the royal family have worn over the centuries.

Discover the story of the Stuarts and the Hanoverians royal courts, and find out what you would have worn and how you should behave and act in order to succeed in the palace’s heady environment!

Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the architect behind St Paul’s Cathedral, Kensington Palace is an elaborate palace with much to see and discover.

Designing for a Princess – Princess Diana Exhibition
Enjoy the new fashion display showcasing the style of Princess Diana including the evening dress she wore to the 1988 state dinner in Bangkok. With such a vast expanse of beautiful outfits to display, the dresses will be rotated with other iconic outfits worn by the Princess. You’ll also get to see one of Diana’s favourite designers, David Sassoon’s exquisite selection of fashion sketches
Royal Style in the Making - Summer 2021 
Taking place in the newly-conserved historic Orangery, this summer 2021 temporary exhibition explores the intimate relationship between fashion designer and the royals. It reveals the process behind the creation of a number of the most important couture commissions in royal history. The star of the show is the wedding dress of Diana, Princess of Wales, on show for the first time at Kensington Palace in 25 years,

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Additional Information


  • Entry to Kensington Palace


  • Food and drinks
Please Note:

  • Your ticket will be issued 48 hours prior to travel date
  • Students must have a valid ID in order to use student pricing
  • Concession price is also applicable to full-time students subject to a valid student ID card
Image Credits:
HM Queen Elizabeth II
© William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London

Princess Margaret: 
Photograph Snowdon © Armstrong Jones with thanks to Camera Press

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Wednesday to Sunday 10:30am to 5:00pm (Last admission 3:30pm)


  • Palace closed 24, 25, 26 December 

Venue Information:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX
Nearest Underground: High Street Kensington or Queensway
Bus Routes: 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, 94, 148, 390, 452