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Kensington Palace

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
Kensington Palace Entrance Ticket
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Kensington Palace Entrance Ticket
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX, England
+44 20 3166 6000
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

It is interesting to see a wide variety of views and ratings given by visitors to Kensington Palace. I guess it's a case of prior expectations met or not met. In some rooms, they have tried to be too clever with additional seemingly random art...More

1  Thank SimonPBethesda_MD
Reviewed 7 August 2012

wow- what a day out! I'm not a massive history 'buff', but I was blown away with how beautifully this place has been presented. Not your standard stuffy stately home at all, this place comes alive with the emotions that the're trying to get across....More

1  Thank daisyo123
Reviewed 5 August 2012

My wife and I recently visited Kensington Palace and were both incredibly disappointed. The staff were friendly and helpful but dressed like the reception staff of a Disney theme hotel. However, the real problem is the approach that has been taken in the presentation. Frustratingly,...More

Thank retro1082
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Not alot to see here, not really worth the entrance cost, will not return. A few of Princess Diana's frocks are on display - maybe 6 !

1  Thank Wewantcleanrooms
Reviewed 5 August 2012

I was really looking forward to this trip booked through Virgin Experiences. My friend is visually impaired and really struggled to see in the darkened rooms. Also the map on the floor of one room was not good for her or the large staircase with...More

Thank Celiair
Reviewed 5 August 2012

I took my Mum here for a birthday treat. We had a lovely walk through Hyde Park to reach the Palace and our train tickets also gave us 2-for1 entry which was a great saving. However, the Palace tour itself is somewhat disappointing if, like...More

Thank Worldtraveller2902
Reviewed 3 August 2012

my friend and i loved all the exhibits they had there currently. very interesting to look at and to learn about. it was very different and neat. i wish i would have paid to do the historic royal palaces membership (includes kensington, tower of london,...More

Thank britc3
Reviewed 2 August 2012

We bought tickets to the newly reopened Kensington Palace tour. You save £1 per ticket by purchasing on line. We love the interactive approach to the exhibit showcasing the King's quarters, Queen's quarters, Queen Victoria and the Princess Diana dresses. The exhibition included a card...More

2  Thank JavaMama58
Reviewed 1 August 2012

Had a lovely visit here with my elderly Mother. Staff helpful and knowledgable. Beautiful place full of history and is a must when visiting London, especially for Princess Diana fans

1  Thank Posh100
Reviewed 1 August 2012

I walked out confused and sorry I wasted my precious time in London to visit this attraction. Poor presentation of the history of the palace and the occupants.

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9 October 2018|
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Response from ibpurpledragon | Reviewed this property |
We had a London Pass and it was on my phone and we used it without any problems.
15 August 2018|
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Response from lindkaa | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Not sure as it has never happened to us. But if it was me I would get the booking number on line and ask them to change your time for you. If they can’t I fear you will just have to get in the queue with non... More
30 July 2018|
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Response from papaya38 | Reviewed this property |
I went July 2018 at 3 pm, and the queue was very short (maybe 10 couples or families). There are fans but no air conditioning, so keep that in mind with this year's heat wave.