No visit to London would be complete without a visit to the childhood home of Queen Victoria, Kensington Palace. The palace is set in the most beautiful grounds and has been the home of the royals since the 17th century. Get a fast track entry by buying a London pass which will help to save you cash too. This amazing palace that was built in 1605 is now home to Prince William and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge. The wonderful architecture of the building is Jacobean. Kensington Palace was first known as Nottingham House and is now a very popular attraction with holidaymakers from all over the world.
Make a point of seeing the:-
- Famous Orangery
- The King’s staircase with frescoes of the court of King George I
- Queen Mary’s state apartments which have been carefully preserved
- The spectacular palace gardens where you can sit, relax and watch the world go by
Buying affordable Kensington Palace tickets means you can spend a day or days here, soak up the atmosphere and get a feel of times gone by.
Plenty of history to learn about
Kensington Palace has such an interesting history too. Queen Victoria who reigned for over 60 years spent a lot of her childhood here. The composer Handel was invited to the palace by King George II to perform for him. Some Leonardo da Vinci drawings were discovered in the palace in 1778 and then taken to Windsor Castle while Princess Louise allowed soldiers who were injured during the Great War to recuperate in her private apartments in 1914.
For fashion lovers a must-see at Kensington Palace are many exhibits of royal dresses that were worn by queens and princesses:-
- Dresses from the 1950s right through to the 1980s are on display
- Silk and satin gowns worn by the Queen, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana are also featured.
See how fashion has changed over the years with Diana’s glamorous dresses standing out from the more conservative gowns worn by Queens of yesterday.
Kensington Palace online info
Visit Kensington Palace using your London pass. Before your visit take a look at the online info regarding opening times as well as an online map of where Kensington Palace is located. There’s even information of attractions nearby for instance, the Royal Albert Hall, the Queen’s Gallery, Wellington Arch, Apsley House and Westfield, London, a huge shopping mall, one of the best in the world.
Check out online reviews about Kensington Palace from visitors who have used their London pass for entry. Opening times do differ from March to October and November to February, so make sure to check opening times in advance.
Why not opt for a London pass with an Oyster travel card? Kensington Palace is situated in Zone 1 of the London Transport Network so your travel will be included in the package. How about that for a great money saving deal?