The Enchanted Palace

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2012

ADDRESS
, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX
Dates:
until
OPENING TIMES
Oct 1-Feb 28, Mon-Sun 10am-5pm, Mar 1-Sep 30, Mon-Sun 10am-6pm, May 13, Jun 17, Jul 15, 10am-9pm, closed Dec 24-26, last adm 1 hr before closing, ongoing
PRICES
12.50, concs 11, family 34, under 16s 6.25, under 5s free, online booking 11.50, concs 10, family 31, under 16s 5.75, under 5s free

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The Enchanted PalaceAs Kensington Palace undergoes a 12 million renovation project, due for completion in 2012, there's a magical exhibition revealing the secret stories about the lives of seven princesses who lived at the palace. The Enchanted Palace gives the real-lifeprincesses a fairytale twist through a fantasy world of installation, fashion and theatrical performance in a 're-imagining' of their lives. Mary Stuart, her sister Anne, Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret and - perhaps the palace's most famous resident - Princess Diana areinterpreted by six fashion designers and artists including Vivienne Westwood, William Tempest, Stephen Jones, Boudicca, Aminaka Wilmont and Echo Morgan. These interpretations include 'The princess who collected the world' and 'The princess who danced all night without permission' and 'The sleeping princess'. Guided by an enchanted map, visitors need to find clues that reveal the identity of the royal residents. Following the advice of palace guardians along the way, you'll discover the secrets of the State Apartments and finally meet the princesses face to face.

About Kensington Palace State Apartments

Originally 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. More about Kensington Palace State Apartments

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Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel from 119 26% off
2-24 Kensington High Street, W8 | 3 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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 279 42% off
1 Kensington Court, W8 | 5 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
'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 38% off
60 Hyde Park Gate, SW7 | 5 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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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Enlightened Princesses
London > Events > Exhibitions Dates: 22nd June to 12th November 2017 - 10am-6pm
The Enchanted Palace, Kensington Gardens, W8 | Same location as The Enchanted Palace
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
The Enchanted Palace, Kensington Gardens, W8 | Same location as The Enchanted Palace
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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WW1 Camouflage School
London > Events > Tours Dates: Sunday 24th September 2017 - 11am-4pm
The Enchanted Palace, Princes Square, W2 | 6 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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Royal Albert Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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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Kensington Palace State Apartments
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as The Enchanted Palace
Originally 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 ... More
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St Mary Abbots Parish Church
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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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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 The Enchanted Palace
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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MAC Cosmetics
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
28a Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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London Archers
London > Leisure > Activities
Perks Field, Kensington Palace, Kensington, London W8 | Same location as The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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The Roof Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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The Churchill Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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The Windsor Castle
London > Nightlife > Pubs
114 Campden Hill Road, Kensington, London W8 | 9 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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Hyde Kensington
London > Nightlife > Bars
1-1a Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
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

Kensington Palace State Apartments events

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.2017-09-22T10:00:00+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.2017-09-22T10:00:00+01002018-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens W8 4PX
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