Kensington Palace

Top 1% of attractions in London
8 / 10

9 expert reviews

“Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, and the funeral cortege of Diana, Princess of Wales departed from here, her former home.”

– Travel + Leisure

"Neither as imposing as Buckingham Palace nor as charming as Hampton Court, Kensington Palace is something of a Royal Family commune." Full review
"The palace itself, which predated Buck House as the royal abode, is worth a look as well—the rolling exhibitions are always imaginative."
"This grand palace started life as a much simpler (relatively speaking) Jacobean mansion." Full review
Lonely Planet
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"Kensington Palace (1605) became the favourite royal residence under the joint reign of William and Mary." Full review
Time Out
"Acquired by William and Mary in 1689, Kensington Palace was radically altered first by Sir Christopher Wren and again in the reign of George I." Full review
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