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Kensington Palace

| Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
+44 20 3166 6000
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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
| Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
+44 20 3166 6000
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Reviewed 30 April 2010

I visited Kensington Palace with my wife and a friend on Monday 26th May 2010 and what an almighty disappointment and con. The palace is advertised in brochures, the media and by general and other household goods. Outside it is described on boards as the...More

1  Thank disappointed034
Reviewed 29 April 2010

It's hard to explain this fairly new exhibit to others. The idea is that there are seven princesses who lived in Kensington Palace and didn't have the best of childhoods or lives. You are given a sheet to figure out which princess was represented in...More

1  Thank dotters
Reviewed 28 April 2010

all the furniture has been removed and the rooms are all dark and dismal, the blinds are pulled down,i have been before and made a return visit as i enjoyed it so much last year. if you complain there is no chance of a refund,...More

1  Thank smileytot
Reviewed 22 April 2010

Please please do not waste your money as we did - this 'art installation' or whatever it is meant to be could ave been done in a vacant industrial unit somewhere - why vandalise and obscure a beautiful historic palace to do it? Shocking. Was...More

2  Thank Belfastvisitor001
Reviewed 17 April 2010

Sadly didn't look at reviews for the palace or i might have not bothered going. I got a reduced entry price and after what we got to see of the place i feel i paid too much even then. We must have only been there...More

2  Thank bubbles070
Reviewed 14 April 2010

I visited the Enchanted Palace exhibition yesterday, with three other adults and three children aged 9-14. We were all captivated by an imiginative and magical experience. The usual palace is (to my mind) a bit dull. This clever use of old and modern transformed it...More

2  Thank Jerry1953
Reviewed 12 April 2010

When we went today, we were advised by the two gentlemen at the entrance that the palace was undergoing changes and that the rooms were moved around and they were enchanted. They said that they are remodeling extensively and wanted to keep parts of the...More

1  Thank jojometal
Reviewed 11 April 2010

We didn't realize that when they told us at the door that the Palace was undergoing some changes that it meant that none of the Palace would be seen. It was like a haunted mansion put on by a grammar school. It was dark and...More

1  Thank LoveEurope47
Reviewed 11 April 2010

Visited London last week and top of my list was Kensington. Our last trip to London was 2 years ago I had wanted to visit Kensington Palace but we ran out of time and I wish I had done it then and not wasted my...More

1  Thank Allz0211
Reviewed 6 April 2010

We visited Kensington Palace, hoping to see some history of the palace and it's occupants, we arrived to find it was now the enchanted palace, but we thought we'll pay our money and take our chances. What a mistake, any interesting pieces of information, history,...More

1  Thank MWvisitor
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16 January 2018|
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Response from lakelover908 | Reviewed this property |
You could do but when we went the area where the dresses were was very congested but it should be possible on a quiet day.
16 January 2018|
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Response from ttimeatharrods | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, yes. I would enter Kensington and ask to go directly to The Diana exhibit.
27 November 2017|
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Response from janbee230 | Reviewed this property |
sorry for late reply no court dress exhibition but there are some of Queen Victoria dresses and male clothes - Prince Albert I think.