Now the official residence of Kate and Wills, Kensington Palace was once the childhood home of Queen Victoria back in the 1820s
As one of central London’s royal residences, Kensington Palace has been a home and refuge to the royal family since the 17th century. Now, it is the official residence to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – otherwise known as our familiar Kate and Wills. Built in 1605, it has roots in Jacobean architecture and was first known as Nottingham House. Now it is one of London’s most exquisite palaces and comes with acres of manicured gardens and the world famous Orangery.
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Palace closed 24, 25, 26 December 2017Diana: Her Fashion Story closed 3 January 2018
Access to the palaceThere is level access from Kensington Gardens to the palace, a lift to all floors, wheelchairs and portable seating to borrow during your visit. They also have developed new Describer Tours for blind and partially sighted visitors and will have a Braille leaflet available and they facilitate British Sign Language Tours.
Tickets and prices for disabled visitorsVisitors who are registered disabled pay the adult price unless they are OAPs or students in which case they pay the concession price. One accompanying carer enjoys complimentary entry.