Kensington Palace State Apartments

 
 
ADDRESS
Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 4PX
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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.

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

 

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Tiny Explorers: Rhythms And Sound(Under 4s)Tiny Explorers: Rhythms And Sound(Under 4s)Explore history through music.2015-07-08T10:30:00+01002015-07-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Summer PartySummer PartyA black tie dinner and entertainment, attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, in aid of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.2015-07-09T19:00:00+01002015-07-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Grand Budapest HotelThe Grand Budapest HotelZero Moustafa secures a coveted position as lobby boy at one of Europe's most celebrated establishments, the Grand Budapest Hotel, working underneath legendary concierge Gustave H. He lavishes physical and emotional affection on the customers, including ageing matriarch Madame D. When she perishes in suspicious circumstances and leaves a priceless 2015-08-04T20:45:00+01002015-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Lost BoysThe Lost BoysMichael Emerson and his younger brother Sam move to Santa Carla in California with their mother Lucy. They quickly settle in and Sam befriends brothers Edgar and Alan Frog in the local comic book store. They warn Sam that their cosy beach community has been infiltrated by a nest of vampires and the missing people, whose faces are plastered on poste2015-08-05T20:45:00+01002015-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Notting HillNotting HillA bumbling bookstore owner and a famous American actress fall in love in the glare of the media spotlight.2015-08-06T20:45:00+01002015-08-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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West Side StoryWest Side StoryTwo rival gangs - the Jets and the Sharks - are embroiled in a bloody tug-of-war for supremacy on the streets of New York City. Tensions between the two camps ignite when Jets founder Tony falls madly in love with pretty Puerto Rican immigrant Maria, who is the sister of Sharks' leader Bernardo. Caught between the two feuding factions, Tony and Mar2015-08-07T20:45:00+01002015-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Kensington Palace State Apartments  Princess Margaret, picture by Lord Snowdon  

   
Kensington Palace State Apartments - Princess Margaret, picture by Lord Snowdon

Kensington Palace State Apartments Princess Margaret, picture by Lord Snowdon 

Opening and closing times for Kensington Palace State Apartments

Today (Tuesday) Kensington Palace State Apartments closes at 18.00

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Underground Stations

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Queensway Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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Royal Garden Hotel NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Young Street NCP
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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