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Kensington Palace

Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
+44 20 3166 6000
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Secret Gardens Tour of London with Afternoon Tea
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Once the favored home of kings and queens, this royal residence, redesigned by Christopher Wren for William and Mary in 1689, was home to Princess Diana, and today features the Court Dress collection.
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Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
+44 20 3166 6000
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Reviewed yesterday

Kensington Palace is exotic but the dresses are very few and set in dingy settings. It should be a celebration of a Star and Fashion Icon but made to look dreary with poor lighting. Surely other Royal family members have been and seen such a...More

Thank sultan G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

never visited the gardens as it was so cold i imagine they would be lovely on a nice day. the exhibits r brilliant i loved the one of queen victoria which i think they are closing pretty soon. the diana fashion exhibition is breathtakingly special...More

Thank daniellepoppy2014
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went specifically to see Princess Diana's dresses. This is a very nice thing to see and I will treasure the memories however it was very busy with long queues etc. The rest of the palace is just ok as far as exhibits are concerned although...More

Thank janbee230
Reviewed 3 days ago

Personally, I don’t feel it was worth the entrance fee for the small portion of the palace one gets to see. We’ve seen many palaces and chateaus and this was one of the least impressive. My wife enjoyed the Princess Diana fashion exhibit. Hampton Court...More

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited with our family of 4 (children aged 14 and 8), they enjoyed it as much as we did. Unfortunately, we only got to see the Diana exhibition and the first floor as we were short on time, but it was really interesting and...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The palace is set in beautiful surroundings, with a lovely coffee shop, which is accessible to people who don't want to visit the palace. Princess Diana's clothes were being exhibited when I was there which was very interesting, and busy. My favourite rooms were Queen...More

Thank Shirley E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Only had experience of the cafe,which we found to be fully stocked with both snacks,cakes etc ,alone with being able to order at the counter a small group of meals. The service was very slow. The prices were very pricey.There was not a great deal...More

Thank lynne m
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoyed my time in Kensington Palace but it kept me wanting more. I loved the fact that the staff told the tale of Albert and Victoria and of their children, it was great. The rooms were pretty and the film about Victoria and Albert...More

Thank Jomil0423
Reviewed 5 days ago

Kensington Palace not only shows history, Diana fashions, but also has a cafe where you can get scones and clotted cream, a cup of coffee or tea. There's also the Orangerie building where you can have high tea. After visiting the palace,there are expansive gardens,...More

Thank penny d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My friend and I toured Kensington Palace after walking through the beautiful park area. We especially enjoyed the display of Princess Dianna's dresses complete with photographs of when she wore the dresses.

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Chaitali M
30 October 2017|
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Response from Nik F | Reviewed this property |
Hello. Yes. We just turned up, went through bag security and then purchased tickets and guidebook on the day. Cost me £19 per adult however my husband was free as I’m disabled so he had a career admission
Justine L
18 September 2017|
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Response from Casey_An | Reviewed this property |
I went especially for Diana's exhibition so my time was too tight. The exhibition is not big so I would say less than an hour unless you want to take photos for every piece. For the Palace itself, it is worth to spend more... More
16 September 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
To go around all the exhibits and sunken garden - 2hrs is plenty. If you have booked a tour which includes Afternoon Tea in the Orangery (which is great) then allow an additional 45mins for that.