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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens
W8 4PX

Exit the station and follow signs for Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park. As soon as you reach the park, enter and the Palace is in front of you.

Notting Hill Gate station is 9 minute walk (744 metres)

Attraction notes

Age restrictions: Children are aged 5 -15 years old. Children under 15 go free.

Booking from: 26 Oct 2016

Booking until: 21 Feb 2017

Opening hours: Open daily from: 10am to 5pm (Last admission 4pm) November to February, 10am to 6pm (Last admission 5pm ) March to October

Pick up point: Please take your voucher/confirmation to the pre-booked Desk located located at Kensington Palace

Important info: Disabled access: Please contact our reservations team for more information. The King’s State Apartments will be closed from Monday 17 March to Wednesday 16 April inclusive as an exciting new display of dazzling rooms to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the accession of George I to the throne, and the beginning of the House of Hanover is prepared. The other areas of Kensington Palace remain open to visitors.    

Kensington Palace

The Attraction
Located at the West end of Hyde park between Kensington and Notting Hill, Kensington Palace is the official London residence of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the state rooms are open to the public whilst the accommodation remains the responsibility of the Royal Household. Visitors can explore the extensive gardens which include the formal gardens which cover over 240 acres which were originally part of Hyde Park. Other sights worth visiting include the King`s staircase and the Queen`s state apartments which were created for Queen Mary II and feature beautiful painted panelling.

With various accommodation in the Kensington and Bayswater areas Hotel Directs guests will be able to walk to Kensington Palace easily and enjoy everything that this beautiful residence has to offer.

History of the Attraction
At the end of the 19th century much of the palace was severely neglected but as the place of her birth Queen Victoria would not allow the building to be demolished. After a restoration the state rooms were opened to the public in 1899, the state apartments were also used as a temporary location for the Museum of London from 1911 to 1914. The Palace was reopened in 2012 after a lottery funded renovation and included digital presentation and interactive exhibitions.

Interesting Facts
Many parties were thrown at Kensington Palace featuring many famous acts including performances by the Beatles.

Not only was Queen Victoria born there she also met Prince Albert at Kensington Palace.

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace
Kensington Gardens
W8 4PX

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Notting Hill Gate station is 9 minute walk (744 metres)

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