The Enchanted Palace

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 31ST DECEMBER 2012

ADDRESS
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX†
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Dates:
1st January 2011†until†31st December 2012
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-life†princesses 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 are†interpreted 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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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 £106† 39% 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 £285† 33% 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 £237† 33% 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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Infinitease Burlesque
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: Monday 28th July 2014 - 8pm-11pm
Archangel, 7-11 Kensington High Street, W8 | 4 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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Prom 15: Mozart, Ravel And Jonathan Dove
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: Monday 28th July 2014 - 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 10 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
Josep Pons conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and choir to perform Jonothan Dove's Gaia Theory (world premiere), Mozart's Concerto For Piano No 23 In A Major ...More
Now On
RCM Sparks Explorers: Course (Ages 10-12)
London > Events > Kids Events †Dates: 28th, 29th and 30th July 2014
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
Learn to write and perform brand new pieces of music....More
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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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Albert Memorial
London > Attractions > Sights
Kensington Gardens, 27 Princes Square, South Kensington, London W2 | 9 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
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 The Enchanted Palace
The Royal College of Art has a lively programme of exhibitions featuring the work of its postgraduate students. In a further bid to promote artistic excellence ... 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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Min Jiang
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
Royal Garden Hotel, 2 - 24 Kensington High Street, , Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
Located on the 10th floor of the Royal Garden Hotel, within the heart of the beautiful district of Kensington, the Min Jiang Restaurant treats diners to ... More
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Education near The Enchanted Palace

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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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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 29 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
This school teaches about 800 students from 40 different countries, offering general and exam focused English language courses for adults. Students prepare for the Cambridge exams and ... More
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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
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 The Enchanted Palace
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 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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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
Always a popular hangout with the South Kensington locals, The Devonshire Arms had a fresh lick of paint in 2014 and emerged with its proper pub ... 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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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from The Enchanted Palace
Richard Branson's rooftop restaurant-come-nightclub at Kensington Roof Gardens is a favourite with the glam girls of Kensington, who can be seen at all hours sipping cocktails ... 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
Handily located just off High Street Kensington (between Holland Park and Kensington Gardens), the Kensington Conference and Events Centre can accommodate up to 1,470 people and ... More

Kensington Palace State Apartments events

Glorious GeorgesGlorious GeorgesAt Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. The King's State Apartments will be transformed to recreate the court of King George II and Queen Caroline, to show how the Georgian king and his court entertained in lavish style. There will also be a Georgian garden party28th July 2014Wednesday 31st December 2014 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Glorious Georges
event > Exhibitions
DATES17th April to 31st December 2014
VENUEKensington Palace State Apartments†
At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. The King's State Apartments will be transformed to recreate the court of King George II and Queen Caroline, to show how the Georgian king and his court entertained in lavish style. There will also be a Georgian garden party...†More about this event
Fashion RulesFashion RulesTake a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British monarchy: HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s, Princess Margaret in the 1960s and 70s and Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1980s. Fashion Rules presents five rooms within Kensington Palace where elegant and extraordinary couture dresses b28th July 2014Saturday 4th July 2015 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Fashion Rules
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
DATES4th July 2013 to 4th July 2015
VENUEKensington Palace State Apartments†
Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British monarchy: HM Queen Elizabeth II in the 1950s, Princess Margaret in the 1960s and 70s and Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1980s. Fashion Rules presents five rooms within Kensington Palace where elegant and extraordinary couture dresses b...†More about this event
Luna Cinema: Kensington PalaceLuna Cinema: Kensington PalaceThis summer the Luna Cinema brings Back to the Future, Breakfast at Tiffany's and the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby to a big screen in front of the famous Orangery of Kensington Palace for three nights of film on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th August. VIP tickets include a two course pre-film meal with glass of prosecco, and a seat 6th August 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
Category: event
On Soon
Luna Cinema: Kensington Palace
event > Film Events > Film - Romantic
DATES6th, 7th and 8th August 2014
VENUEKensington Palace State Apartments†
This summer the Luna Cinema brings Back to the Future, Breakfast at Tiffany's and the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby to a big screen in front of the famous Orangery of Kensington Palace for three nights of film on Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th August. VIP tickets include a two course pre-film meal with glass of prosecco, and a seat ...†More about this event
 
 

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Fashion Rules
Exhibitions | Until 4th July 2015 

Kensington Palace State Apartments

Take a nostalgic look back at recent decades of royal dress through the wardrobes of three members of the British ...More

Glorious Georges
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Kensington Palace State Apartments

At Kensington Palace State Apartments a special display will take place to mark the 300th anniversary of the Georgian dynasty. ...More

Infinitease Burlesque
Theatre | On 28th July 2014 

Archangel 4 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

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Vivat! Vivat! My England!
Exhibitions | Until 5th August 2014 

Royal College of Art 9 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

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The BBC Proms 2014
The BBC Proms 2014
Concerts | Until 13th September 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 10 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

A War Horse Prom, the first ever BBC Sport Prom, and a performance by the Pet Shop Boys are just ...More

 
Prom 15: Mozart, Ravel And Jonathan Dove
Concerts | On 28th July 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 10 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

Josep Pons conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra and choir to perform Jonothan Dove's Gaia Theory (world premiere), Mozart's Concerto For ...More

Sangeeta Sabharwal
Exhibitions | Until 4th September 2014 

Blyth Gallery, Imperial College 10 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

Contemporary paintings by the Imperial College staff member....More

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014: Smiljan Radic
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

Serpentine Gallery 11 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

A squashed moon, translucent shell, or alien space pod? See what you think of Chilean architect Smiljan Radic's ...More

 
The Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Tours | Until 31st December 2014 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery 11 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

The Zaha Hadid-designed gallery acts as the Serpentine's second space, and will feature a new gallery, restaurant and social space. ...More

Travel Photographer Of The Year exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 17th August 2014 

Royal Geographical Society 12 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

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