Kensington Palace has been a home for members of the royal family for over 300 years and it was where Diana Princess of Wales lived. During it's recent refurbishment new gardens, shop, café and terrace were added and the Palace’s interiors were also restored to reflect the grandeur of their many royal residents and will be home to a series of new exhibitions.
Discover stories from Queen Victoria's life told in her own words in the new Victoria Revealed exhibition; master the games of royal court in the magnificent King's State Apartments; get a glimpse of a modern Princess in a special exhibition of some of Diana's dresses and uncover the secrets of a fragile dynasty in the beautiful Queen's State Apartments.
Kensington Palace holds a wealth of history with many Royals calling it home over the years and it has all the glamour and grandeur you would expect of a palace. The King's Apartment has an amazing collection of old masters including Tintoretto and Van Dyck and the staircase walls are painted with William Kent's life sized portrayal of George I's court.
To get there from the Americana; take Bus 274 from Baker Street, the bus stop is to the right as you go over the crossing on Baker Street, to Lancaster Gate (it is the last stop on this route).
Step into Kensington Gardens and walk to the right, the entrance to the Palace is on the Broad Walk.
There is a map by the entance to the park and if you have time you can also visit the Elfin Oak, the statue of Peter Pan, the Serpentine Gallery and the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain.