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  • Address: Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom W8 4PX, England
  • Hours: March–Oct 10am–6pm; Nov–Feb 10am–4pm
  • Admission: €18

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Kensington Palace

As the official London home of Britain's favorite royal couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton, along with little Prince George and Princess Charlotte, Kensington Palace's fame rivals that of Buckingham Palace. Will and Kate aren't the only royal icons to walk the halls of Kensington Palace, though—King George II, Queen Victoria, Queen Anne, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana have all also called the palace home.

While the royal living quarters are off-limits, a large portion of the palace is open to the public, with multiple exhibit spaces popular among travelers and the renowned Orangery café serving as a popular spot for afternoon tea. Visitors can admire the 16th-century King's Staircase; peek into Queen Mary's State Apartments; marvel over an exhibition of royal fashions; and explore Queen Caroline's Cabinet of Curiosities, all before strolling the landscaped palace gardens.

Opt for a priority-access ticket to save time, or book a ticket that also allows entry to two other royal London attractions: the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. Many tours to Buckingham Palace also stop by Kensington Palace.

Insider's Tip: Look out for special events held at Kensington Palace, such as fashion exhibits, the open-air Luna Cinema in August and Queen Caroline's annual garden party.

Practical Info

Kensington Palace is located at the west end of Hyde Park. The nearest tube station is Queensway. From March to October, the palace is open daily from 10am to 6pm. From November to February, the site is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Adult admission costs €18.

Did You Know? The palace's Apartment 1A is allegedly haunted by the ghosts of George II, Caroline of Brunswick and Princess Sophia, all of whom are said to watch over the room's current resident—Prince George!

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