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Kensington Palace, London

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Princess Diana once lived at Kensington Palace, a favorite residence for many of history’s best-known royal figures. The palace has its origins in a Jacobean mansion built in 1605. Redesigned in 1689 to suit the needs of the joint monarchs William and Mary, the building was turned into a monumental palace by the acclaimed architect Christopher Wren. Visit this historic site to take a look at recent decades of royal fashions, explore the grand staircases once climbed by kings, stroll through the manicured gardens, and stand under the 12,000 Swarovski crystals that make up an impressive light fixture at the center of the building. Tickets purchased online allow access to the palace, gardens, and permanent exhibits, including Fashion Rules and Victoria Revealed. Kensington Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • It is a nice area to walk and enjoy the greenery outside the palace in London nice weather. It is advised to book your ticket in advance. In the palace everything was nice, but there was no sign of... 
    It is a nice area to walk and enjoy the greenery outside the palace in London nice weather. It is advised to book your ticket in advance. In the palace everything was nice, but there was no sign of...  more »
  • This was a well done audio tour of parts of the palace used by former kings and queens. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is because I was really hoping there would be information about the.....  more
    This was a well done audio tour of parts of the palace used by former kings and queens. The only reason I didn’t give this 5 stars is because I was really hoping there would be information about the.....  more »
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  • Great place to visit especially if you are a historic fan. The Palace has lots of stuff to make our eyes explore the royal life. Great surroundings.. there is a small pond with lots of swans and birds. Children will have fun time. This is located near a very big park and great for families and friends weekend gatherings.
  • Never been before and the weather helped an enjoyable day. The self lead audio tour was insightful and the venue not overly crowded. Gift shop had some lovely items and the cafe ample indoor/outdoor seating. The Pavilion restaurant looked inviting

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