Kensington Palace Sightseeing Entrance Tickets
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Located at the western end of Hyde Park, Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years. Rich with history and surrounded by tranquil gardens, it's also one of London's foremost attractions. Here are a few facts to start off your tour!
This event was significant because it provided King James II with a Catholic heir to the throne, thus sparking the Glorious Revolution that saw William of Orange usurp the throne.
Now William III, the Dutch King of England immediately sought a less "grimy" residence than the Palace of Whitehall. Back then, Kensington was a rural retreat surrounded by forest!
The Kensington Palace Orangery was built in 1704 to grow exotic fruits. Now a café, the building boasts one of London's most decadent afternoon teas!
She also met her future husband Albert there, but despite its significance in her early life, she moved to Buckingham Palace on becoming queen and never stayed at Kensington again!
Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon would invite stars of the age to lavish parties at the palace. Liverpool's most famous sons often performed songs around the drawing room piano!
Kensington Palace is open from 10:00AM all year round, except December 24th to 26th. It closes at 6:00PM from March 1st to October 31st, and 5:00PM the rest of the year. Last admissions are an hour before closing.
Set aside at least two or three hours to tour Kensington Palace and its gardens, but don't forget to allow time for tea and cakes (or even champagne!) at the Orangery.
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Very well organised experience. David our guide, gave very interesting facts along the way especially about Oliver Cromwell which I didn’t know. Sitting down to High Tea was very enjoyable with the group and hearing more interesting facts from David.
Very well organised. Was wondering though whilst bags were being checked why one checker sanitised the tray a bag was in and the other checker didn't!
easy to get River pass from Westminster and just showed the pass at the museums in Greenwich. very easy and enjoyable day, would recommend.
Very enjoyable. Straightforward booking process. Lots to see at kensington palace and very well managed in general.
Amazing experience and relatively safe, most people social distancing and wearing masks in the palace.