Kensington Palace is a royal residence set in Kensington Gardens in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London, England and is located close to the Cavendish hotel London. It has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Today it is the official residence of The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; the Duke and Duchess of Kent; and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Kensington Palace is also used on an unofficial basis by Prince Harry.
It was the official residence of Diana, Princess of Wales (until her death in 1997)
Top 10 things to see and do at Kensington Palace
Diana, fashion and style exhibition
This new exhibition of eighteen dresses features seven never before displayed at Kensington Palace, and explores the Princess's iconic style
The King's staircase
The King's staircase walls and ceiling are painted with William Kent's vivid portrayals of George I's court and its characters. As you climb the impressive staircase, can you spot the famous faces?
The stunning silk brocade court Mantua and petticoat was very fashionable, but highly impractical. Dresses were worn over whalebone hoops and weighed down with heavy silver thread.
The King's gallery
The largest and longest of the state apartments at Kensington Palace, the King's gallery is as spectacular today as it was when decorated for King George I in 1727.
Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the planting of the beautiful Sunken garden by enjoying the views of this intimate and tranquil oasis
Queen Victoria's bedroom
Come and stand in the very bedroom in which, in the early hours of 20 June 1837, the young Princess Victoria awoke to the news that she was to be queen.
Mary of Modena's bed
This fine bed is called the "Warming Pan Bed". Discover its connection to the "Glorious Revolution", in which James II was deposed from the throne.
Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection
Our stunning and unique collection of English court dress has been added by each royal generation from the 18th century to the present day. Take tea at the Orangery. The Orangery is a member of the prestigious Tea Guild and offers one of the finest tea selections in London, as well as a range of premium wines and champagnes.The last debutantes. Explore the debutantes' world in a new exhibition marking the anniversary of the last court presentations.