Kensington Palace State Apartments †

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Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX
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26th March to 31st October: 10am to 6pm (Last admission 5pm)1st November to 3rd January: 10am to 5pm (Last admission 4pm)

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Kensington Palace State ApartmentsOriginally a private country house, public visitors are now warmly welcomed into Kensington Palace, the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to Princess Diana between 1981 and 1997. Relive the moment in the Victorian Rooms when the young Princess Victoria discovered that she was to become Queen. Admire the family portraits and original furnishings adorning the homely Queen's Apartments. Revel in the grandeur of the King's Apartments, saturated with paintings and works of art from the Royal Collection, and find sanctuary in the calming Cupola Room where Princess Victoria was christened. On permanent display inside the palace is the famed Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection bursting at the seams with outfits from the 18th century to the present day including a range of glamorous dresses worn by HM Queen Elizabeth II and an array of spectacular and unique evening gowns modelled by Diana, Princess of Wales.

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3 - 13 June 2014 inclusive, the Queen's State Apartments will be closed.

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Enlightened PrincessesEnlightened PrincessesThis exhibition brings together over 200 objects owned by three German princesses who were married into the British Monarchy, Caroline, Augusta and Charlotte, and contains pocketbooks, artworks, ceramics and much more.2017-10-22T10:00:00+01002017-11-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
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Enlightened Princesses
Diana: Her Fashion StoryDiana: Her Fashion StoryCelebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a major exhibition of her dresses, which trace the evolution of the Princess's style from the demure apparel of her first public appearances to the glamour of later life.2017-10-22T10:00:00+01002018-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
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Diana: Her Fashion Story

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Queensway Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
24 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Royal Garden Hotel NCP
3 minutes walk
Young Street NCP
5 minutes walk

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Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £119† 39% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
The Royal Garden's main attraction is the view it offers over Hyde Park, towering as it does over the well-kept royal gardens of Kensington Palace. As ... More
The Milestone Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £292† 42% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
'Luxury' best sums up these rooms and apartments overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens in one of London's most coveted positions. Apartments come with fireplaces, en-suite marble ... More
Baglioni Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £646† 24% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 5 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
You can really tell the Italian influence on this London branch of the Roman boutique hotel group. Not only is it located a short step from ... More
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the most famous and most sought after architect of his day, St Mary Abbots Church on Kensington High ... More
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Kensington Town Hall
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Soon after the amalgamation of Kensington with Chelsea in the seventies the two old town halls were replaced with a joint civic centre, the current Kensington ... More
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18 Stafford Terrace (Linley Sambourne House)
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Stafford Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
For a virtually untouched and immaculately preserved slice of Victorian living, visit this delightful building. One of the only genuine Victorian townhouses remaining and virtually unchanged ... More
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Diana, Princess Of Wales Memorial Playground
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Nr Black Lion Gate Broad Walk, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, London W2 | 7 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
This truly magical place is a kiddie's wonderland and the ideal jaunt for family fun. The focal point of the commemorative Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial ... More
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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 9 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
This 180ft Victorian bronze gilt statue in Kensington Gardens is a tribute to Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert, and was erected following his death through typhoid ... More
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Royal College of Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 9 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
The Royal College of Art is one of London's most prestigious art colleges and the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design. Students need ... More
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Enlightened Princesses
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 22nd June to 12th November 2017 - 10am-6pm
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | Same location as Kensington Palace State Apartments
This exhibition brings together over 200 objects owned by three German princesses who were married into the British Monarchy, Caroline, Augusta and Charlotte, and contains pocketbooks, ...More
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Diana: Her Fashion Story
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 24th February 2017 to 1st January 2018 - Various Times
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | Same location as Kensington Palace State Apartments
Celebrate the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a major exhibition of her dresses, which trace the evolution of the Princess's style from the demure ...More
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Halloween at The Ivy Collection
London > Events > Seasonal †Dates: 23rd to 31st October 2017
Kensington Palace State Apartments, 96 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
The Ivy Collection puts a spooky twist to its menu this Halloween with a seasonal take on the group's famous chocolate bombe. The Halloween bombe dessert ...More
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's ... More
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Gate Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill, London W11 | 10 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
With an average audience capacity of 70, the Gate has been presenting first class fringe theatre for over 30 years and continues to do so, making ... More
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The Coronet
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
103 Notting Hill Gate, Kensington, London W11 | 10 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Originally built in 1898 as a theatre, Notting Hill's Coronet is now the place to go for a good, old-fashioned cinema experience. The dcor harks back ... More
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MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Ultra-chic, ultra-hip cosmetics with colours to die for, all imported from Canada. A must-have for the cosmetics connoisseur. For a treat you can book a session ... More
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Whole Foods Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
6397 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
The Barkers Building on Kensington High Street used to house an entire department store so you can imagine how much fresh, good-for-you food you can fit ... More
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& Clarke's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
112 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
From rosemary and raisin to fig and fennel, parmesan and herb to pumpernickel, & Clarke’s produces over 2000 loaves of bread every night. Undeniably some of ... More
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The Orangery (Kensington Palace)
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Kensington Palace State Apartments
Set in the perfectly manicured grounds of historic Kensington Palace, The Orangery offers an idyllic setting for afternoon tea for those who want tranquility and breathtaking ... More
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The Orangery (Kensington Palace)
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Kensington Palace State Apartments
Former royal conservatory set amid Kensington Gardens. Set in the perfectly manicured grounds of historic Kensington Palace, the Orangery offers an idyllic setting for afternoon tea ... More
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Park Terrace Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Overlooking Kensington Gardens, the Park Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Garden Hotel offers modern British cuisine created by Executive Head Chef Steve Munkley. Using fine ingredients ... More
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The London School of Painting and Drawing
London > Education > Evening Classes
23 Kensington Square, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Evening and weekend classes in life drawing and painting, taught by tutors from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Society of British Sculptors. ... More
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Dana Centre
London > Education > Evening Classes
165 Queen's Gate, South Kensington, South Kensington, London SW7 | 13 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
There are plenty of initiatives trying to get kids involved in science, but the Dana Centre, an extension of the Science Museum, is the first one ... More
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The LookOut, Hyde Park
London > Education > Other Attractions
Hyde Park, Hyde Park, London W2 | 19 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Hidden in a copse of trees in Hyde Park, The LookOut is a tranquil haven in the heart of London. Home to the Isis Education Centre, ... More
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Kensington Palace State Apartments
An excellent members archery club that shoots in the grounds of Kensington Palace in summer and in Pimlico in winter. Archery is a totally satisfying sport, ... More
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Kensington Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Princes Square, Bayswater, London W2 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Technically two different parks, Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens are in practical and historical terms one huge, merging expanse. Almost every kind of outdoor pursuit takes ... More
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Although a restaurant, clubbing and event venue, the extraordinary Kensington Roof Gardens are still accessible to the general public during the day if there are no ... More
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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Now more England's national cuisine than sausages and mash, Thai food (the perfect accompaniment to a cooling pint of lager), saw its inauguration in the small, ... More
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The Mall Tavern
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
71 Palace Garden Terrace, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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The Windsor Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
114 Campden Hill Road, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Elevated on an incline in the appropriately named Notting Hill, the rustic old Windsor Castle pub was so-called because in its early days the pub’s upper ... More
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world ... More
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Piano
London > Nightlife > Bars
106 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
If you ask your friends about this place, not many will know. It's not wildly off the beaten track either, situated directly opposite High Street Ken ... More
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Notting Hill Arts Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
221 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, London W11 | 8 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Pricey but always fun, this subterranean dive in the heart of trendy West London enjoys a steady crowd and on big nights it gets absolutely packed ... More
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Kensington Palace
London > Business > Venue Hire
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as Kensington Palace State Apartments
Conference facilities can accomodate for up to 1040 people.... More
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Kensington Roof Gardens
London > Business > Venue Hire
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
An oasis high in the sky above Kensington High Street, the Roof Gardens comprises one and a half acres of themed gardens. These gardens surround an ... More
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Kensington Conference and Events Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Kensington Conference and Events Centre, Just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington Underground Station, Kensington Chelsea and Events Centre is a highly adaptable, purpose-designed ... More
 
 

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