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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Walking Tour: Christmas With Victoria And AlbertWalking Tour: Christmas With Victoria And AlbertA guided tour of Kensington Gardens exploring Victorian traditions such as robins on Christmas cards and geese for Christmas dinner.2016-12-09T12:30:00+00002016-12-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
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Walking Tour: Christmas With Victoria And Albert
Longest ReignLongest ReignA film installation celebrating key moments in the lives of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, from the milestone coronations, weddings and births, to the roles of both Queens in public life.2016-12-09T10:00:00+00002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
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The Prince Regent's Band: Music At The PalaceThe Prince Regent's Band: Music At The PalaceThe five-piece period ensemble perform a selection of Christmas carols that were popular in Victorian times played entirely on 19th century brass instruments.2016-12-27T11:30:00+00002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments, † Kensington Gardens† † † W8 4PX
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Underground Stations

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Queensway Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

West Brompton Overground Station
24 minutes walk
Car Parks

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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 £251† 24% 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† 32% 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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Richard Young Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
4 Holland Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
The gallery of celebrity photographer Richard Young displays the famous faces he has captured. Starting out in 1974, his career has led him to work with ... More
Japanese Gallery Kensington
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66D Kensington Church Street, Kensington, London W8 | 5 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Japanese woodcut exhibitions are held regularly, as are sales of Japanese wood block prints. The gallery provides insurance valuation and framing can be done while you ... More
Rainbow Suite
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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Walking Tour: Christmas With Victoria And Albert
London > Events > Tours †Dates: Friday 9th December 2016 - 12.30pm-1.30pm
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | Same location as Kensington Palace State Apartments
A guided tour of Kensington Gardens exploring Victorian traditions such as robins on Christmas cards and geese for Christmas dinner....More
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London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 9th September 2015 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-5pm
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 | Same location as Kensington Palace State Apartments
A film installation celebrating key moments in the lives of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II, from the milestone coronations, weddings and births, to the roles ...More
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Festive Family Day
London > Events > Kids Events †Dates: Saturday 10th December 2016 - 11am-4pm
Kensington Palace State Apartments, 99 Kensington High Street, W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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The Threesixty Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Dial Walk, Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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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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Kensington College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
7 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 4 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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Kensington and Chelsea Student Support Section
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Town Hall, Hornton Street, Kensington, London W8 | 7 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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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
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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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Babylon at the Roof Gardens
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
99 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 | 6 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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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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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