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.

 

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 party23rd October 2014Wednesday 31st December 2014 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments,   Kensington Gardens      W8 4PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Glorious Georges
event > Exhibitions
DATES  17th April to 31st December 2014
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 b23rd October 2014Saturday 4th July 2015 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments,   Kensington Gardens      W8 4PX
Category: event
Ongoing
Fashion Rules
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Fashion
DATES  4th July 2013 to 4th July 2015
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
The King's Table (Ages 5-11)The King's Table (Ages 5-11)Discover the truth about what the Georgians ate for dinner.25th October 2014Saturday 1st November 2014 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments,   Kensington Gardens      W8 4PX
Category: event
On Soon
The King's Table (Ages 5-11)
event > Kids Events
PRICING  Free, with admission ticket
DATES  25th October to 1st November 2014 - 10am-4pm
Discover the truth about what the Georgians ate for dinner.
Rhythms & Sound (Ages 0-4)Rhythms & Sound (Ages 0-4)Play with instruments and listen to music from the past.5th November 2014Saturday 8th November 2014 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments,   Kensington Gardens      W8 4PX
Category: event
On Soon
Rhythms & Sound (Ages 0-4)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Wednesday 5th and Saturday 8th November 2014 at 10.30am-11.30am, 1pm-2pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm
Play with instruments and listen to music from the past.
Historical Characters (Ages 0-4)Historical Characters (Ages 0-4)Prepare to go into the palace and meet people from the past.12th November 2014Wednesday 12th November 2014 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments,   Kensington Gardens      W8 4PX
Category: event
On Soon
Historical Characters (Ages 0-4)
event > Kids Events
DATES  Wednesday 12th November 2014 at 10.30am-11.30am, 1pm-2pm and 2.30pm-3.30pm
Prepare to go into the palace and meet people from the past.
Christmas With The KingChristmas With The KingDiscover more about how the Georgians celebrated the festive season.6th December 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
Kensington Palace State Apartments,   Kensington Gardens      W8 4PX
Category: event
 
Christmas With The King
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Saturday 6th December 2014 - 10.30am-1pm
Discover more about how the Georgians celebrated the festive season.
 

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Opening and closing times for Kensington Palace State Apartments

Today (Thursday) Kensington Palace State Apartments closes at 18.00

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LondonTown.com - Kensington Palace State Apartments Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

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Queensway Tube Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
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Car Parks

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

Further articles featuring Kensington Palace State Apartments on LondonTown.com

 
Going Out

Diana: Glimpses of a Modern Princess Kensington Palace State Apartments, W8 4PX 26th March 2012 - 1st September 2012 Following a major renovation in time for the Queen's...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Plan the perfect year in London with our pick of the capital's best events in 2014. From January through to December, every month boasts an impressive line-up of entertainment. So, take a look at our guide and be sure not to miss a thing.

 
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Royal Garden Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £106  27% 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 £285  41% 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 £298  34% 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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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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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 Edward Linley Sambourne a delightful museum and one of the few genuine Victorian townhouses ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Geographical Society
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
For the past two centuries this old-fashioned 'learned society' has sent explorers and adventurers all over the world. Famous names from Mungo Park to ... 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 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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The Metropolitan Opera Live Encore Screening: Le Nozze Di Figaro
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 17th to 23rd Oct 2014
Gate Notting Hill, 87 Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill, Notting Hill, London W11 | 9 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
...More
 
 
 
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Piano Masterclass With Emanuel Ax
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 11am
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, SW7 | 12 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Masterclass with the universally acclaimed pianist....More
 
 
 
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Climb Every Mountain
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 7pm-9pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 12 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
Film screening and Collections event...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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Min Jiang
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
Royal Garden Hotel, 2 - 24 Kensington High Street, , Kensington, London W8 | 3 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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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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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King Street College
London > Education > English Language Courses
47 Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 | 29 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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 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
... More
 
 
 
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Devonshire Arms W8
London > Nightlife > Pubs
37 Marloes Road, Kensington, London W8 | 11 minutes from Kensington Palace State Apartments
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 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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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
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
 
 
 
 
 

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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

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

Late Night Jazz - Lauren Bush Quartet
Concerts | On 23rd October 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 10 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

The Canadian vocalist performs swing and jazz with her three-piece supporting band....More

Neil Sedaka
Music | On 23rd October 2014 

Royal Albert Hall 10 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Neil Sedaka plays rock'n'roll....More

Notes from Underground
Notes from Underground
Theatre | Until 1st November 2014 

The Print Room 10 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

French director Gerard Garutti presents a modern adaptation of Notes from Underground, the novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky, at the newly ...More

 
Trisha Donnelly
Exhibitions | Until 9th November 2014 

Serpentine Gallery 11 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

A contemporary installation from the American artist Trisha Donnelly who rode into Casey Kaplan's 14th Street gallery on a white ...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

Climb Every Mountain
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2014 

Royal Geographical Society 12 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

Film screening and Collections event...More

Piano Masterclass With Emanuel Ax
Exhibitions | On 23rd October 2014 

Royal College of Music 12 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

Masterclass with the universally acclaimed pianist....More

Open For Business
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

Science Museum 14 minutes walk from Kensington Palace State Apartments

Open For Business at the Science Museum tells the story of the British industry through eye-opening photography and film footage. ...More

 
 
 
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