Historic Royal Palaces - A Royal residence since 1689, Kensington Palace was the official home of Diana, Princess of Wales.
- FREE admission for children under 16 (until 28 February 2018)
- Kensington Palace's Fashion Rules exhibition new display of dress from the collections of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Diana, Princess of Wales
Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years, and it was here that Queen Victoria was born and spent her childhood and, recently, the palace was home to Diana, Princess of Wales. Set within the tranquillity of Kensington Gardens, this is the most intimate of royal palaces, not simply an impressive stage for the ceremonies of court life but a charming and much-loved home. The magnificent State Apartments give a glimpse of court life, with an impressive display of paintings from the Royal Collection.
The Sunken Garden
This intriguing garden was laid out during the reign of Edward VII and re-creates the formal gardens that existed at Kensington Palace in the 17th century when it was admired by Samuel Pepys, amongst others, as 'a might fine cool place... with a great layer of water in the middle'.
Diana: Her Fashion Story
Trace the evolution of the Princess’s style, from the demure, romantic outfits of her first public appearances, to the glamour, elegance and confidence of her later life.
Don’t miss an extraordinary collection of garments, including Victor Edelstein’s iconic ink blue velvet gown, famously worn at the White House when the Princess danced with John Travolta.
The Orangery Café and Restaurant provides a wide range of refreshments from morning coffee and light lunches to afternoon tea. A children's menu is also available. All food is home-made daily on site.
Fashion Rules: Restyled
From February 2016, a new dress display in the Fashion Rules exhibition will take visitors further into the wardrobes of HM The Queen, Princess Margaret and Princess Diana, giving you the chance to glimpse into the era defining styles of these three royal woman.
Please note, you will require a printed copy of your ticket.
Ticket are to be exchanged at the Main Ticket Desk in White Court
Diana; Her Fashion Story will be closed 21-27 April 2018. Kensington Palace will still be open during this time. Please note that the admission to the Exhibition cannot be pre booked and upon arrival you will be advised the next available time to enter the Exhibition.
Evan Evans E-tickets are valid on your nominated date, or on any other date during normal opening hours, for up to 30 days afterward. All dates are subject to availability and the supplier reserves the right to alter its opening times/service at short notice. Tickets can only be used for one visit and will be taken in by the supplier upon exchange.