Kensington Palace - London
Kensington Palace is located at Kensington Gardens, near Kensington High Street. It’s one of our favorite areas of London. Built in the 17th century as a country getaway for King William III and Queen Mary II, the palace is the London home of Prince William & Kate (The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge) and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. The palace has 547 rooms which are divided into apartments (most occupied by other Royal relatives). William and Kate occupy Apt. 1A (4 floors, 20 rooms).
What To See at Kensington Palace
The historic King’s Gallery is the largest and longest of the State Apartments. Step back in time and learn all about the secrets of the King’s Gallery, dating back to William III and King George I.
The King’s Grand Staircase & King’s State Apartments
The grand staircase, with its beautiful painted walls and ceiling, was where the King and his visitors would enter the State Apartments. The King’s State Apartments include: The King’s Grand Staircase, The Presence Chamber, The Privy Chamber, The Cupola Room, The Kings Drawing Room, and The King’s Gallery.
Queen’s State Apartments
See the private rooms where Queen Mary II lived and entertained her guests. The Queen’s State Apartments include: The Queen’s Staircase, The Queen’s Gallery, The Queen’s Closet, The Queen’s Dining Room, The Queen’s Drawing Room, and The Queen’s Bedroom.
Styled after an 18th century garden, this tranquil oasis is filled with beautiful flowers, ponds and fountains.
Statue of Queen Victoria
Sculpted by Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Louise, the statue is located in the east front gardens, in front of the new public entrance (as pictured below).
Book London Sightseeing Tours, Day Trips and Fun Things To Do
Enjoy a Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace, indulging in British tea sandwiches, cakes and scones. Then take a leisurely stroll through Kensington Gardens. Or choose from a variety of fun Kensington Palace Combo Tours.