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Kensington Palace

KidRated’s Kensington Palace Top Tips:

Kensington Palace is the official London home of quite a few royals including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The staterooms of the palace are open to the public so, if you’re hoping to get a cheeky look at the couple, this may be your chance. Just don’t try to hide in one of the rooms!


It’s a great space to learn about the Royal Family. For example, ‘Victoria Revealed’ is an exhibit of Queen Victoria’s personal and impressive belongings including pages from her secret diary.


Royalty isn’t all about glitz and glamour, but a little bit never hurt anyone. Be dazzled by the amazing light installation at the centre of the Palace, made from almost 4 km of electroluminescent wire and containing nearly 12,000 Swarovski crystals!


Equally the in-house exhibition, Diana: Her Fashion Story, showcases outfits worn by the princess throughout her lifetime.


Check the website before you book to make sure you don’t miss out on special treats such as the summer open-air cinema or the historical garden tours which allow you to gain access to secret spots within the palace grounds.

Booking Advice:

  • Tesco Clubcard offers discounted entry on tickets purchased at the door.
  • Click buy tickets now for entrance to the palace and to avoid queues on the day.
  • Fancy a day out, fit for royalty? Have Afternoon Tea at the Orangery.



Kensington Palace State Apartments
Kensington Gardens
W8 4PX

Phone number:

+44 (0)844 482 7777 (from UK), +44 (0)20 3166 6000 (from outside the UK)


Opening hours:

01 March - 31 October 10:00 - 18:00 daily, last admission 17:00.
1st November until 28th February
10:00 - 16:00 daily, last admission 15:00.
Closed 24-26 December inclusive

How to get there:

Tube: Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park, High Street Kensington


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Parent Point of View

About London Laura Porter

Laura Porter

  • Kids go free and there are free family trails too.
  • Good downloadable activities on the website.
  • You can keep the buggy with you as there’s a lift to access all floors.
  • I’m not a big fan of the theatrical interpretations in the Palace but do engage with the actors and you’ll find out more about the Palace and its residents.
  • They have tried hard to make it family-friendly and there are activities throughout the Palace.

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