The palace has been a royal residence since the 17th century, it is currently the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the duke and duchess of Kent, and the Prince and Princess of Kent.
Victoria Revealed at Kensington Palace
Like every building Kensington Palace needs to evolve to ensure history is both preserved but accessible for many years to come. After many months of restoration and improvements the palace is now home to ‘Victoria Revealed’ a truly magnificient journey through Queen Victoria’s life at the palace. The exibition contains many precious items from Queen Victoria’s wedding gown to priceless sculptures once loved by the nations Queen.
The project to transform the Palace has been groundbreaking and important to the surrounding areas of Kensington. Once connected to the famous Kensington Park the Palace was surrounded by tall imposing railings and the Palace Gardens have been transformed to bring the landscape surrounding the Palace closer and the palace is once again an integral part of Kensington Gardens.
Did you know? Princess Diana lived in Kensington Palace while in London
Kensington Palace was the chosen home of some of England’s most famous kings and queens. Kensington Palace is the royal residence set in Kensington Gardens London.
The Palace continues a long history of Royal residence and as one of London’s most popular tourist destinations is a popular as ever. Currently the Palace is undergoing a major redevelopment both internally and externally but with access to previously unseen Palace apartments a very popular tourist destination.