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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, London Edition.
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  • The halls of Queen Victoria were closed, which the visit was quite depleted, fortunately the exhibition on the dresses of Diana (was a supplement to the price of the entrance) served to complement the visit. Good organization. I'm sorry I didn't agree with any of the explanations. Explanatory panels in each one of the halls. I may not be repetering but I advise your visit.
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  • Part of the royal palaces group of six, this one is easily accessible by tube from Queensway. There is a queue to buy tickets which at £24 for adults is a lot. Then you go in as part of a group every ...  more »
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  • Wonderful princess Diana clothes exhibition, beautifully presented. The original clothes plus photos of her wearing them. Other exhibits include costumes from the favourite and a display of tiaras. The building is in need of decorating and perhaps some repair work, but the surroundings are breathtaking- the lake, gardens and park. We are so lucky to have access to such a historic building.
  • Beautiful house and grounds with rotating exhibits that don't require lots of time to peruse. I had tea in the cafe and enjoyed a wonderful piece of Victoria Sponge cake. A fun and very accessible visit to a Royal palace.
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