Kensington Palace, London, England (7/43)

Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens, London and has been a major  residence of the British Royal family including Princess Diana and Queen Victoria since the 17th century. Still used by the Royals it is currently the official residence of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, Prince Harry and Megan Markle as well as other members of the Royal Family.

Kensington Palace is open to visit and tours include the Queen’s State Apartments, The King’s State Apartments, Palace Gardens as well as Queen Victoria Revealed which provides an insight into the life and history of the monarch. The. The recent years have seen the state rooms of the palace undergo significant renovation to restore the palace to its original 17th century-look.

The palace remains open all through the year for public viewing except for December 24, 25, and 26. During the peak season i.e. from March to October, the palace remains open from 10am to 6pm. However, during the winter months, it closes its doors at 4 pm.

Kensington Palace is located at the Western end of Hyde park and is a 10 minute walk from Queensway tube station or you can wander through the park and see some of the other amazing attractions nearby.

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Written by Richard Ascough

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