Kensington Palace was the birthplace of Queen Victoria and the home of Princess Diana. King William III bought the house from
the Earl of Nottingham in 1689 and had it remodelled by Sir Christopher Wren. At the time, the house was a welcome respite from the drains of Whitehall Palace. Several state rooms are open to the public. The palace is set in the middle of the graceful Kensington Gardens and is near the fashionable shopping central London districts of Kensington, Knighstbridge and Chelsea.
- Address: Kensington Gardens, London, W8 4PX, W2 3
- Driving: Off of A315 on the edge of Hyde Park
- By train: District or Circle lines to High Street Kensington (within 10 minutes walking time)
or Central Line to Queensway (within 5 minutes walking time)
You can prebook Kensington Palace tours and ticket from the Viator site.
- Adults: £12.50 ($19.94)
- Children: £6.25 ($9.97)
- Family: £34.00 ($54.24)
Helpful links from Plus44.com:
- 1 March - 31 October: 10am - 6pm, 7 days/week (last admission at 5pm)
- 1 November 28 February: 10am - 5pm, 7 days/week (last admission 4pm)