HighlightsExplore Kensington Palace and discover
- King's gallery
- King's Staircase
- Sunken garden
- King's State Apartments
- Queen's State Apartments
- Fashion Rules
Kensington Palace Open DailyExceptions:
26 March to 31 October: 10:00am to 6:00pm (Last admission 5pm)
1 November to 28 Feburary: 10:00am to 4:00pm (Last admission 3pm)
- Palace closed 24, 25, 26 December 2017
- Diana: Her Fashion Story closed 3 January 2018
Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX
Nearest Underground: High Street Kensington or Queensway
Bus Routes: 9, 10, 49, 52, 70, 94, 148, 390, 452
HM Queen Elizabeth II
© William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London
Diana Princess of Wales
© David Bailey
Photograph Snowdon © Armstrong Jones with thanks to Camera Press
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Kensington Palace unveils a palace of secret stories and public lives. Visitors arrive through beautiful landscaped gardens evoking a past when Kensington was countryside. Arrive in the entrance hall to start your journey through the magnificent Kings and Queen’s State Apartments. Filled with stories of two royal courts; the Stuarts and the Hanoverians, uncover what you would have worn, how you should behave and how to succeed in the heady atmosphere of the palaces state apartments.
New Exhibition for 2017
Celebrate the life of Diana Princess of Wales, with the opening of a brand new exhibition at Kensington Palace; Diana: Her Fashion Story. Diana was a much loved princess, and twenty years since her tragic passing she has firmly remained a style and beauty icon. This exhibition celebrates Diana’s style by bringing together an extraordinary collection of some of her most memorable and coveted outfits. Among the beautiful collection, many iconic dresses are displayed such as the ice blue embellished gown worn by Diana in 1991, when she was on the front cover of Harper Bazaar. See original fashion sketches created by her favourite designers, and the White Garden, which has been transformed to represent the princess’s image and style with flowers and foliage.