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Kensington Palace highlights monarchy history

Kensington Palace shows the history of the monarchy in the United Kingdom.

Visit the former residence of the late Princess Di.
Visit the former residence of the late Princess Di.
Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images
Visit this attraction to gain a perspective of royalty.
Photo by Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

With various exhibits, the history is displayed through fashion, refurbished rooms set back in time and local docents providing historical facts about the palace.


Throughout time, this palace served as home to monarchs. This history is represented through the interior facade and exhibits.

Kensington Palace hasn't been used as the main monarch's residence for centuries, rather as a place for the monarch's extended family to live now. Therefore the palace is divided into two halves - the private half (which contain the private apartments of all these members of the extended family, including William and Kate), and the public half - the now disused sta

The guides around the Palace were extremely helpful and insightful. Ask the guides for favorite exhibits and photo opportunities throughout the garden.

This palace still feels like the place in the country, which it was when first built. The Apartments are laid out wonderfully and restoration work still on going. It certainly is a place worth visiting at different times of year for visitors.

Duration of time

At least two hours will allow time to visit both inside and throughout the gardens. Don't forget to stop by the gift shop and the cafe.


In person, tickets cost $22.90 per adult. Buying online will only cost about $19.00.

Contact Information

Kensington Palace State Apartments
Kensington Gardens
W8 4PX

Tel: 0844 482 7777 (from UK)
Tel: +44 (0)20 3166 6000 (from outside the UK)



Membership hotline: 0844 482 7788

Group visits

Information line
Tel: +44 (0)20 3166 6311
Fax: +44 (0)20 3166 6310

Tip #1: Buy your tickets online.

Tip #2: Ask for tours at the information booth.

Tip #3: Grab a snack at the restaurant attached to the gift shop.

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