Go with a friend to enjoy the luxury and history of England's Kensinton Palace. Draped in Royalty and luxury, the stunning building is a sight to behold.
- London (London)
- Gift Voucher valid for 2 Participants
Explore the finery of this stylish palace and why so many Kings, Queens, Princesses and Royalty are associated with it. Steeped in history and set within magnificent surroundings, you can delve into the past and take on a historical journey right through to recent years, where Princess Diana was probably its most famous resident.
On the day, you'll arrive at the venue after taking a stroll through the stunning Kensington Gardens towards the palace entrance. Throughout the experience, you'll get to see different attractions including The King and Queen's State Apartments where William II and Mary II transformed the palace into their royal home. You'll get to see the dining room where they would eat and even get to see the Queen's Bedroom, including the bed where James Stuart was born, son to King James II. You could then enjoy the peace and tranquility of the 'Sunken Garden' oasis. For an additional cost, you can enjoy afternoon tea or a luncheon in the orangery Restaurant within the Palace grounds. How delightful!
This experience is the ideal day out in the city to explore the finer things in life and roam how the regals would have in the past. It's the perfect present for couples, whether it's to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays or any other special occasion. Enjoy!
1 March – 31 October
Daily: 10.00 – 18.00
Shop and Orangery: 10.00 – 18.00
Last Admission: 17.00
1 November – 28 February
Daily: 10.00 – 17.00
Shop and Orangery: 10.00 – 17.00
Last Admission: 16.00
Kensington Palace is open daily, including Bank Holidays.
Please note: Kensington Palace is closed 24-26 December (inclusive)
Children under 16 are free.
Experience Duration: 01:00
Time at Venue: 04:00
You may visit Kensington Palace from opening through till close.
Participants: The Kensington Palace Day for Two is for 2 participants.
Max Group Size: +10
Spectators Allowed on Site: No
This experience is suitable for groups.
This voucher is valid for two people.
Most of the experience takes place indoors however if you visit the Gardens you'll need to wear weather appropriate clothing to explore around.
This experience shouldn't be cancelled due to weather. In the event that it is, a date can simply be rescheduled.
Had a super day with my best friend visiting Kensington Palace, went to see Dianaâs dresses on show there, lovely!
Kensington Palace is absolutely gorgeous. When we visited they had the moving Diana fashion collection which was an added bonus to our visit. If only we could live in a palace too!
My friend and I had a great visit to Kensington Palace, very interesting all round although I had been before there were different areas to see. We enjoyed the talk about Paint and Powder and a short history of the Palace. First class, would recommend.
As the royal home to many of Britain’s Queens, Kings and most recently the much loved ‘people’s princess’ Diana, Leoni and I were hugely appreciative to be invited to take part in a staff review at Kensington Palace and walk within these famous footsteps. We managed to jam pack our day trip to London by visiting two of the London Historic Royal Palaces which is easily do-able both in one day. Here’s our Kensington Palace review…
Our experience began by walking through the quaint Kensington Gardens towards the palace entrance. We were then greeted by a member of the HRP team in their iconic red suited uniforms and shown to the where the tour of the palace begins. First of all, we headed up The King Staircase with the paintings on the wall capturing a typical 18th century court and the white and black chequered tile print floor. It definitely feels pretty surreal strolling around where our Kings and Queens would have entertained many of the country’s richest elites back in the day (we even felt a bit posh!). Next stop, was the King’s State Apartments featuring grand ceiling paintings and intricate woven tapestries. There are informative placards around the room with interesting facts like how William III caught a cold after playing in the Kings Gallery which caused his early death in 1702. Also, in the Kings Apartments are some old-fashioned style dresses with the huge skirts (see the photo of Leoni below trying out the look) which she can’t quite pull off – sorry Leoni best to leave it to the Kings and Queens!
The King’s Apartments then follows through to The Queen’s State Apartments which includes the Queen’s Gallery, Closet and Dining Room. You can even see porcelain china that the King and Queen would have used to dine on their favourite dishes of fish and beer. When we visited Kensington Palace (on the 8/03/2017) they had the Diana Fashion Exhibition which will run at the Palace for 2 years which was truly inspiring. I had little knowledge about the influence Princess Diana had on people and the way she would dress to cater for her different appearances. This moving exhibition will be at the Palace for 2 years so get yourself there!
You then head out towards the Palace Gardens and see the ‘The Sunken Garden’. Although it was drizzly wet day, the neat hedgerows and water fountains were still just as picturesque. Leoni and I didn’t eat in The Orangery but this apparently does delicious Breakfast, Lunch or Afternoon Teas which are just as on par to match the elegance of the Kensington Palace as a whole.
Thank you to Historic Royal Palaces for letting us experience some of the finer things in life and take a trip round both Kensington Palace and The Tower of London. Keep an eye out for our visit to The Banqueting House too!
Yes - Experience Days vouchers for Kensington Palace can be redeemed and used throughout the year. Opening times may vary seasonally.
The availability and process differs per experience. With the Kensington Palace day you only need to redeem the voucher to obtain the tickets, however you do not need to make a reservation. General availability for this experience can be found on the availabiity tab to the left of the product description (on desktop) or below the map (on mobile).