Kensington Palace

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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8 expert recommendations



The palace itself, which predated Buck House as the royal abode, is worth a look as well—the rolling exhibitions are always imaginative.



Neither as imposing as Buckingham Palace nor as charming as Hampton Court, Kensington Palace is something of a Royal Family commune. Full review →


Frommer's 35

This grand palace started life as a much simpler (relatively speaking) Jacobean mansion. Full review →


Let's Go

Has played host to the likes of Georges I and II... the pre-queen Victoria, Princess Diana and Charles, and, most recently, Will and Kate Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Kensington Palace (1605) became the favourite royal residence under the joint reign of William and Mary. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

A place of pilgrimage for fans of Diana Princess of Wales, Kensington Palace was her residence from 1984 until her death in 1997. Full review →


Time Out 70

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 →


Travel + Leisure

Queen Victoria was born at Kensington Palace, and the funeral cortege of Diana, Princess of Wales departed from here, her former home. Explore majestic State Apartments, the Palace... Full review →

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