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Address: Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
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Once the favored home of kings and queens, this royal residence, redesigned...

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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Lovely building

Kensington Palace is a lovely building and the garden is great for strolling around on a warm day. We looked around the place and learnt about the history, the best part of this... read more

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kensington Palace is a lovely building and the garden is great for strolling around on a warm day. We looked around the place and learnt about the history, the best part of this was the Diana exhibition.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We pre-booked Kensington Palace online. The day was a disaster. There were long queues even for advanced bookings. It was raining on the day and people were expected to queue in the wet with no protection. There were conflicting directions and nothing on offer to ameliorate the inconvenience. For an older person there really was no other option but to... More 

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

the palace to look at is quite plain the interior you ar allowed to visit has nice art and painted ceilings but not a very long time to go round the gardens are lovely

Thank Nigel C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife really enjoyed this and so did I. We got there dead on opening time and therefore did not have to queue for entry to the palace or to the Diana exhibit. We spent a long time in the Diana exhibit first which is just as well because the entry queue had built up greatly whilst we were inside.... More 

1 Thank rosey55
Washngton, DC
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seeing the dresses made this a must see. Otherwise, it would not have been worth the visit. Not much to see.

Thank Elena G
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful gardens and brilliant and knowledgeable staff. We were visiting the Diana, Princess of Wales dresses exhibition which was great and had the added bonus of seeing the fabulous state rooms. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Jo S
Tynemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with 4 friends. Gardens stunning, beautiful planting with fantastic effect. Queuing shouldn't have been necessary when tickets have been bought beforehand indicating poor management of event. Palace rooms as previously described in another review 'gloomy' to say the least., but hey ho I was hear to see the exhibition so wasn't to disapoointed to just walk through. Actual exhibition... More 

Thank billieboy68
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had not planned this visit and we loved it. We were strolling in the park when we saw the poster of the exhibitions. We didn't have to wait to get the tickets, or to see Diana's exhibition (although we were warned there would be a 30 minutes wait). The introductory talk to the state apparements was very funny and... More 

Thank Karine M
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Second visit to this place doesn't disappoint. This time we visited the Diana Dress exhibit. Most dresses i have seen as part of the traveling exhibit that came through Canada but there were a few bits and pieces that were very delightful to see. I would definitely recommend. Entry with a London Museum pass was free. i suggest to plan... More 

1 Thank AJAL1982
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To see the actual clothes worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, together with pictures depicting her wearing said dresses, is such a wonderful experience. The only thing that stops me giving this an "Excellent" review is that the queue is somewhat onerous. What would have been better would have been to have had a strict timed slot for entry rather... More 

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